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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 ...
Veronica Taylor ...
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Goldeen (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Maddie 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 / Mimey / Flaafy (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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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James: [on a beam miles from the ground] How long do you think it will take to go down?
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Looking back at my pathetic teenage self...
25 November 2005 | by (Holley, New York) – See all my reviews

The other day, I was looking through some old boxes filled with old stuff of mine. In this box was my original NES, some games, and all of my Pokemon stuff. Including each of the films on VHS (well, the first three and Mewtwo Returns).

I remember watching the movies when I was still a Pokemon passionate, and wanted to see if I could get that same rush still, four years later.

Well, with the first two, no chance. The third one, Pokemon 3: The Movie, however, was different.

Again, this review is coming from an 18 year old high school graduate. And even four years later, Pokemon 3 still delivered the thrills.

Loaded with excellent animation, some tense battle scenes (Charizard vs. Entei, anyone?), and a heartwarming theme that children can embrace, I recommend Pokemon 3 to anyone who wishes to rediscover their childhood or for anyone who is just up for some great animation.

9/10


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