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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back is a japonais film of genre Action directed by Kunihiko Yuyama released in USA on 6 november 1999 with Rica Matsumoto

Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
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Released in USA 6 november 1999
Length 1h15
Directed by
OriginJapon
Genres Action,    Adventure,    Animation
Rating63% 3.1570353.1570353.1570353.1570353.157035

Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The First Movie, originally released as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲, Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā: Myūtsū no Gyakushū), is a 1998 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, the chief director of the Pokémon television series. It is the first theatrical release in the Pokémon franchise.

It was released in Japan on July 18, 1998. The English-language adaptation, produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, was released in North America on November 10, 1999.

The film primarily consists of three segments: Pikachu's Vacation, a 21-minute feature focusing on the series mascot Pikachu; Origin of Mewtwo, a 10-minute featurette that functions as a prologue to the main feature; and Mewtwo Strikes Back, the main 75 minute film feature. The featurette was added on for later releases and eventually dubbed as a special feature in the U.S. release of the TV special (that was released as a direct-to-video follow-up film sequel in the U.S.) Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns as The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin.

Although Pokémon was extremely popular when the film was released, it received negative reviews from film critics. Despite the reviews, it was a box office success worldwide, topping the box office charts in its opening weekend, and eventually grossing US$163.6 million worldwide.

Synopsis

The film begins with an animated short called Pikachu's Vacation (ピカチュウのなつやすみ, Pikachū no Natsuyasumi, Pikachu's Summer Vacation) . In the story, the Pokémon of Ash Ketchum, Misty, and Brock are sent to spend a day at a theme park built for Pokémon. Pikachu, Togepi, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle cross paths with a group of bullies consisting of a Raichu, Cubone, Marill, and a Snubbull. The two groups compete against each other in sports, but it leads to Ash’s Charizard getting its head stuck in a pipe. Pikachu, his friends, and the bullies work together and successfully free Charizard, spending the rest of the day playing before parting ways when their trainers return.

Actors

Rica Matsumoto

(Satoshi (voice))
Aurélien Ringelheim

(Sacha)
Ikue Ōtani

(Pikachu (voice))
Rikako Aikawa

(Zenigame (Squirtle in the English adaptation))
Unshō Ishizuka

(Narrator (voice))
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