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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Tree of Might (1990)
"Doragon bôru Z 3: Chikyû marugoto chô kessen" (original title)

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A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Life, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku / King Kai (voice)
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Gohan (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Piccolo / Yamcha / Shenron / Icarus / Bubbles (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
John Burgmeier ...
Tien (voice)
Monika Antonelli ...
Chiaotzu / Puar (voice)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Master Roshi (voice)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Bulma (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
Bradford Jackson ...
Oolong (voice) (as Brad Jackson)
Robert McCollum ...
Rasin / Lakasei (voice)
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Daiz (voice)
Jeff Johnson ...
Cacao (voice)
Paul Slavens ...
Amond (voice)
Chris Patton ...
Turles (voice)
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Storyline

A Saiyan named Turles has come to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might, which will sap all of the life from earth in order to bear fruit that will greatly increase the strength of whoever eats it. Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with Turles's group for the sake of the planet. Written by charles

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Trivia

This is the only movie (and only time in all DBZ, for that matter) in which Yamcha wears a gi with the turtle symbol on the front and the King Kai symbol on the back. His gi of choice after being resurrected in the series is the opposite (Kai in front, turtle at the back - and he is the only character to wear a gi of this style). See more »

Goofs

Turles apparently knows the Power Ball technique, which is only supposed to be known by Saiyan elites - not low-class Saiyans like Turles. See more »

Quotes

Cacao: The first thing is to wipe out this filthy planet.
Amond: Don't worry. From what I've seen, that won't be very difficult.
Turles: Yes. You men focus on that. Leave the weak excuse of a Saiyan to me.
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Crazy Credits

While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Cha-La Head Cha-La
Sung by Hironobu Kageyama
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka and Kenji Yamamoto
Lyrics by Yukinojo Mori
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One Act Movie
10 September 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This was the first Dragonball Z animated feature released in Argentinian theaters (the second feature was a mix of two different titles). In the late 90s Latin-America were captivated for the epic adventures of Goku and company, this animated series arrival on Latin-America happened several year after the huge success it had in Japan. Japanese Animation was perceived as too violent for children and other nonsense babbling of ignorant critics avid of sound like expert psychologists or sociologists.

"Dragonball Z la pelicula" it was the Argentinian title of this feature. It is a one act movie, there's no introduction, there's a conflict (Turtles and his plan for the Earth) and then we have fights, fights and more fights. The final result is stunning, the animation is superb and the chace enjoy it in big screen made for me a even greater experience. If we compare this title with others from i.e. Disney or Dreamworks, indeed it is more violent and bloody, but no much more bloody than the news we watch on TV. Yet there's enough sensibility and zen philosophy to make Dragonball Z something fascinating for children and non-children (even though this sounds like a cliché).


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