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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô (original title)
In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

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Satoshi (voice)
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Misty / Jessie / Goldeen / Vulpix (voice)
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Pikachû (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Molly Hale (voice)
Dan Green ...
Stuart Zagnit ...
Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
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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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6 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,240,752 (USA) (8 April 2001)

Gross:

$17,052,128 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

James: [on a beam miles from the ground] How long do you think it will take to go down?
Meowth: About 3 seconds if we jump
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Crazy Credits

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Pokemon Johto
Music & Lyrics by John Siegler & John Loeffler
Featuring Elan Rivera and PJ Lequerica
Produced and Arranged by Neil Jason
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Hey it's the best one yet (That might not be saying much for some)
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Seeing how many adults despise Pokemon, my comments might strike those as the ramblings of a social oddball. But so what?

My child likes Pokemon and I happen to like the Pokemon show, it's not always great but it good to see a show that teaches kids to strive for a goal that is not reachable in half an hour. Name any other children's show where the characters take an entire season to reach a stated goal. In a funny way this show is more realistic then any other children's show on American TV. The program is very tolerant of people's differences and celebrates everyone's unique talents. And I like the different Pokemon creatures and my son and I enjoy playing the N64 Pokemon Stadium 2 game together. He really enjoys explaining the different Pokemon to me as we play. I have a friend who runs tours at a local science museum using the Pokemon as a way to get the kids into natural history and sciences. It really sparks some of the children into learning more.

That said, the movies have been a different story. The first was a very dark movie and the second, although better, still had a strange apocalyptic undercurrent more typical of Japanese animation for older audiences. I missed the light hearted nature of the TV show. The new one is different, the story is more suited to young audiences and it's mostly more coherent to adults who are with the young ones. (Although the kids will have to explain some plot elements to you if you haven't kept up with the show.) The film also has a much better story than the first two. There is still quite a bit of large scale fighting at the end but it's not the end of the world stuff of the first films.

Do I recommend the film to regular audiences? No, but I do suggest to parents that you don't make excuses to not take your child. This should not be the torture you may have experienced with the first two.


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