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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû" (original title)

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Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum / Female scientist / Computer (voice)
Philip Bartlett ...
Mewtwo (voice)
Rachael Lillis ...
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Squirtle / Weezing / Scyther / Hitmonlee / Magneton (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Ted Lewis ...
Giovanni / Corey / Male scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
Fergus (voice)
Michael Haigney ...
Psyduck / Venusaur / Nidoqueen / Blastoise / Dewgong / Venusaurtwo / Blastoisetwo (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Lee Quick ...
Officer Jenny (voice)
Ayako Shiraishi ...
Joey (Woman Physician)
Chinami Nishimura ...
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Storyline

When a group of scientists are offered funding into genetic research if they agree to try and clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is success and Mewtwo is born. However Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth. Written by bob the moo

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Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,833,721 (UK) (14 April 2000)

Gross:

$641,760 (Denmark) (22 September 2000)
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Trivia

Originally slated for a November 12 release date, but the date was pushed ahead to November 10 to take advantage of the long weekend. Many posters for the movie out there still have the inaccurate Nov. 12 release date on them. See more »

Goofs

When Ash rescues Pikachu from the clone machine, and Squirtle and Bulbasaur get released from their original poke-balls, Ash's English voice laughs, but his lips seem to be saying something, not "laughing" See more »

Quotes

Misty: [after Pikachu defeats three Pokemon with a lightning attack] Well, that sure was a shocking ending.
Brock: Shocking that Ash moved so fast!
James: [Team Rocket are watching the gang from a clifftop, with binoculars] There's another credit on Pikachu's 'charge account!'
Jesse: We've got to grab it!
Meowth: I know we gotta grab some rare Pokémon for the Boss... but it wouldn't be such a bad idea if we grabbed a litte bite to eat.
Jesse: We didn't come here to steal a meal!
James: I'd settle for a taste of that Pika-chow.
Meowth: I'm starving.
Jesse: I ...
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Crazy Credits

As the ending credits roll, we see clips of Ash, Brock and Misty continuing on their journey, in different places and times. In order they show: them walking down the coast as the waves lap beside the credits. Them walking through a grassy field. Them by a waterfall, with Misty sitting down with a fishing rod. Them all standing in a field watching a herd of Taurus grazing in the distance. Them all sitting in a cave, while the sky is filled with black clouds and it is raining. Them walking through a forest full of enormous trees. A panning shot of all three of them sleeping in sleeping bags out in the woods. All three of the gang walking up a desert highway. The gang sitting on top of a high mountain with a campfire, watching the sun set. The three heading toward a forest, with a huge rainbow in the foreground. And the final shot of the three is of them walking towards the camera, through a poppy field. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Written by Marion Raven, Marit Larsen, Peter Zizzo, Jimmy Bralower
Performed by M2M
Publsihed by Lissom Music/Warner Chappell Music (ASCAP)
Pez Music/Connotation Music (BMI) Fancy Footwork Music (ASCAP)
Vaporeon Music (BMI) Mewtwo Music (BMI)
Produced by Jimmy Bralower and Peter Zizzo
M2M appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Short yet long
15 June 2001 | by (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

This movie is really has you may have heard a feature length episode of the cartoon series and got to get a cinema release. The thing is with this movie is that it is pretty good. It has now become one of my favorite animated movies along with Mulan and Perfect Blue. Its really about Mewtwo who wants to destroy all Pokemon and humans so he and clone Pokemon can rule the earth. Its dialogue isn't bad and the movie could have used a bit more effort than rushing through the movie and giving no detail but all in the end I'm going to be nice and give it a nice **** 4stars.


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