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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô (original title)
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The Pokemon master Ash must rescue his mother from the encasement of a crystal tower.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Veronica Taylor ...
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Goldeen / Vulpix (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachû (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Molly Hale (voice)
Dan Green ...
Professor Spencer Hale / Entei (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Lisa Ortiz ...
Lisa (voice)
Kathy Pilon ...
Reporter (voice)
Peter R. Bird ...
David (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Wobbuffet / Cyndaquil / Totodile / Mimey / Flaaffy (voice)
Ted Lewis ...
Tracey Sketchit / Schuyler (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
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Professor Shuri is a scientist looking for rare Pocket Monsters. He reads a storybook to his daughter Mi about the powerful Pokemon Entei. Shuri is currently searching for the heiroglyph Pokemon "Unknown". While searching through some ancient artifacts, Shuri awakens Unknown and is sucked into it. Mi next awakens Unknown while looking for her father. Unknown bonds with her and turns her mansion into a Crystal Tower. The crystallization begins to spread. Unknown lives to serve Mi and creates an Entei with the personality of her father to make her happy. When Mi next desires a mother, Entei kidnaps Satoshi's mother Hanako to give to Mi. Satoshi, Kasumi, Takeshi, and of course Pikachu set out to get her back. Written by Rocket Dan

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This Spring The Unknown Spells Adventure


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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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An early draft of the story was going to revolve around a T-Rex fossil that would come to life and would have to be stopped by Ash (or Satoshi) and company. See more »

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Entei: [to Molly] I am happy that you are happy.
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To Know the Unknown
Music by John Siegler & John Loeffler
Lyrics by Norman J. Grossfeld
Performed by Innosense
Produced by Dakari
Innosense appears courtesy of RCA Records & BMG Germany
Special thanks to Trans Continental Entertainment
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Personal least favorite of the series; still great
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pokemon 3 was definitely entertaining. I will say it was not as good as I thought it was going to be, considering how the first two were insanely enjoyable kids movies, but if you liked them you are sure to like this one for the same reasons. This movie, was still, great like the others, and I enjoyed watching the newly introduced Pokemon and characters.

To me, the humor could have been left without, as usual, the sad scenes, were not as tear-jerking like in Pokemon 4Ever and the first movie, and the action was watered down a bit than what it was in the first two. There was really nothing spectacular, but every Pokemon lover has to know that it doesn't take a masterpiece to entertain, because of course the Pokemon series aren't masterpieces, but they still deliver great entertainment.

The plot to this movie was that the new legendary Pokemon, Entei, in this movie was able to speak with his mind. He was guarding over this girl Molly, for she believes he's her father. There's the Pokemon called the Unown, who are causing chaos all across this little town in the mean time. This movie's plot sounds so corny and stupid, but it's really not. This was a great film, and anybody who's fans of the first two feature length films or Pokemon in general absolutely needs to see the third and fourth installments.


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