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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)
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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

If one listen carefully, one can hear Ash's original voice in the scene when he faces the second trainers' Pokemon. See more »

Quotes

Fergus - water trainer: What? Pokemon can't be pokemon masters! No way!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spun-off from Pokémon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

If Only Tears Could Bring You Back
Written by Marjorie Maye (as Marjorie Maye Pulice) and Ross Desalvo
Performed by Midnight Sons
Published by Mewtwo Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Jimmy Bralower, Kai Robole, Kenneth Lewis
Midnight Sons appears courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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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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