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

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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 (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Lee Quick ...
Officer Jenny (voice)
Lisa Ortiz ...
Neesha / Female scientist (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Trainers (voice)
...
Nurse Joy (voice)
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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: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back  »

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

Producers and the director, Michael Haigney stated that there was a lot of trouble having to match the animated lip movements. The script was written twice to try and make sure that all the dialog matched up. They also said that they were very happy that Mewtwo was a psychic Pokémon, because he would converse using his ability and so there were not many times where his mouth was moving, so they did not have to work around making the dialog match his mouth movements. See more »

Goofs

Misty is shown with one set of Pokémon in one shot and with some entirely different ones in another. See more »

Quotes

Mewtwo: The human sacrificed himself, to save the Pokemon. I pitted them against each other, but not until they set aside their differences did I see the true power they all share deep inside. I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the sky. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Free Up Your Mind
Written by Rhett Lawrence, Melanie Chisolm, Emma Bunton
Performed by Baby Spice
Published by Rhett Rhyme Music/Warner Chappell Music (ASCAP)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Produced by Rhett Lawrence
Emma Bunton p/k/a Baby Spice appears courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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This Movie rocks you gata see it if you love Pokemon!
17 November 1999 | by (Ottawa,Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is "da bomb"! If you love pokemon you will obviously love the movie Quote the tagline "Prepare for the gratest match ever!" so I recommend you see it. And yes James of Team Rocket does rock. But if you want to know the movies plot too bad you will have to see the movie! BYE P.S. this site and every member rock!!!


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