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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)
"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  6 April 2001 (USA)
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The Pokemon master Ash must rescue his mother from the encasement of a crystal tower.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Veronica Taylor ...
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Goldeen (voice)
Ikue Ohtani ...
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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Storyline

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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The revelation of Ash's Charizard making an appearance was kept so secret, even the English producers were shocked to see it appear when they first saw the film. See more »

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[refering to the Unown]
Meowth: Its like alphabet soup without the soup.
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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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This movie is certainly NOT stupid
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot, when I was younger. Now, as I am... not so young anymore, I am surprised that I still like it. But, I guess you must be a Pocket Monsters fan to like it.

The original Japanese version is slightly different, but still, slightly. The first PokeMon movie was heavily edited for the American release, as was the second one. In case of the 3rd, you get pretty much the original thing.

The movie has a great story, superb animation, and awesome soundtrack (as usual). The music was exclusively composed for the western release by Ralph Schtukett, and it really does the film great service. If only it was released on a CD... Oh, well, you can still hear it in the movie.

Whether you are a PokeMon or Anime fan, you should definitely pick this one up.


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