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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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After Delia watches the news, she rushes over to the refrigerator and pulls off the papers to look at a picture. One of the paper's she pulls off is a screen shot of a Pokemon battle from the Game boy game series. See more »

Quotes

Entei: [to Molly] I am happy that you are happy.
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Music & Lyrics by John Siegler & John Loeffler
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Produced and Arranged by Neil Jason
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Even the Pokemon-illiterate can enjoy this edge-of-your-seat adventure.
10 April 2001 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

I'm at the point now where I can name the well-known Pokemon, but I still consider myself mostly Pokemon-illiterate. I never much cared for the TV show, and I don't play video games anymore. So why, you may ask, would I go to see the movies? Well, I confess that I love seeing animation on the big screen. I don't know if they spend more money or what, but animation to me almost always looks better on the big screen. I loved the first movie, didn't like the second. And now that I've seen the third, I gotta gay I love it, too.

The "Pikacu and Pichu" short is, just like its two predecessors, merely a showcase for more Pokemon. Didn't leave an impression. The feature, however, is great. Entei is now my second favorite character from these movies, second only to Mewtwo. Like Mewtwo, Entei has a reason for doing what he does, even if it is misguided. Also, he (again, like Mewtwo) is one of the reasons why you must experience this film in the best sound system possible, because his voice comes out of all the rear surround speakers. Ralph Schuckett does another good job with the musical score, and the two songs I heard I LIKED. I also liked the use of the little girl Molly and her imagination as the reason for the happenings, and the inclusion of Ash's mom, no doubt making this a more personal battle for Ash. Oh yes, the animation is quite nice (best of the three), and the action rarely lets up once it starts!

No doubt some will bash this simply because it is Pokemon, but all I can say is if you can get past "Pikachu and Pichu," TRY giving it a chance--even if you know nothing about Pokemon, you might still enjoy it. I sure did.


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