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Pokemon: The First Movie Details

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Pokémon, the lovable little characters who have become favorites in video games, TV cartoons, comic books, and toys, comes to the big screen with this animated feature film. In a fantastic alternate universe, there are 151 different varieties of the creatures called Pokemon, each with its own unique talents. Many humans attempt to capture the Pokemon and train them; the top trainers can teach the critters how to capture and train other Pokemon, making them Pokemon Masters. Ash Ketchum is one of the leading Pokemon Masters, and with his friends Misty, Brock, and Pikachu (a Pokemon with electrical powers), he discovers Mewtwo, a super-powered Pokemon created through biological engineering. Mewtwo has powers of which a mere Pokemon can only dream, and when he uses his skills to create even more super-Pokemon, Ash and his Pokemon friends must join forces to battle for survival. A major box-office success when released in Japan in 1998, Pokemon the First Movie was accompanied for its 1999 U.S. release by a 22-minute short subject, Pikachu's Vacation. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 1999

Crew

Kunihiko Yuyama
Director
Norman J. Grossfeld
Producer
Tomoyuki Igarashi
Producer
Choji Yoshikawa
Producer
Takemoto Mori
Producer
John Touhey
Screenwriter
Takeshi Shudo
Screenwriter
Norman J. Grossfeld
Screenwriter
Michael Haigney
Screenwriter
Hisao Shirai
Cinematographer
Ralph Schuckett
Composer (Music Score)
John Loeffler
Composer (Music Score)
Toshio Henmi
Editor
Yutaka Ito
Editor
Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Art Director
Kathy Borland
Associate Producer
Katsuhito Yamauchi
Associate Producer
Tetsu Kayama
Associate Producer
Noriyuki Yoshida
Associate Producer
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Associate Producer
Takaaki Kii
Associate Producer
Takashi Miura
Associate Producer
Takashi Kawaguchi
Executive Producer
Alfred R. Kahn
Executive Producer
Masakazu Kubo
Executive Producer
Masamitsu Hidaka
First Assistant Director
Kiyotaka Isako
First Assistant Director
Sayuri Ichiishi
Animator
Jim Malone
Casting
Yoichi Kotabe
Animation Director
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