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Takeshi Shudo
Satoshi Tajiri (original concept)
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Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Mrs. Delia Ketchum (voice: English version)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Eric Stuart ... James / Squirtle / Brock (voice: English version)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Tracey Sketchit (voice: English version) (as Ed Paul)
Amy Birnbaum ... Melody (voice: English version)

Tara Sands ... Maren / Bulbasaur (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
Stuart Zagnit ... Prof. Samuel Oak (voice: English version) (as Stan Hart)
Neil Stewart ... The Collector (aka Lawrence III) (voice: English version)
Eric Rath ... Lugia (voice: English version)
Nathan Price ... Slowking (voice: English version)
Kayzie Rogers ... Prof. Felina Ivy / Mr. Mime (voice: English version)
Michelle Goguen ... Carol (voice: English version)
Robert O'Gorman ... TV Newscaster (voice: English version)
Jack Taylor ... Reporter (voice: English version)
Norman Altman ... Village Elder (voice: English version)
Emily Niebo ... (voice: English version)

Megan Hollingshead ... Computer (voice: English version)
Roger Kay ... (voice: English version)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice: English version) (as Ken Gates)
John Corallo ... (voice: English version)
Cassidy Kahn ... (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satomi Koorogi ... Togepi (voice)
Arturo Mercado ... Lugia (voice: Spanish version)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Charizard / Staryu (voice)
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Directed by
Michael Haigney 
Kunihiko Yuyama 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Shudo 
Satoshi Tajiri  original concept

Produced by
Kathryn A. Borland .... associate producer (english adaptation)
Takashi Kawaguchi .... executive producer
Masakazu Kubo .... executive producer
Yukako Matsusako .... producer
Takemoto Mori .... producer
Choji Yoshikawa .... producer
Original Music by
John Lissauer 
John Loeffler 
Ralph Schuckett 
Production Management
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Motofumi Fujiwara .... character concept artist
Shigeki Mori .... character concept artist
Atsuko Nishida .... character concept artist
Ken Sugimori .... character concept artist
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... adr recordist
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jamie Hallett .... digital artist
Dave Salter .... digital artist
Editorial Department
Emily Gumpel .... assistant film editor
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Benoit Grey .... composer: additional music
Tim Kelly .... orchestrator
Milton Nelson .... composer: additional music
Julian Schwartz .... music production manager
Talley Sherwood .... music scoring engineer
Ryan Shore .... music preparation
Susan Shufro .... music editor
Robert Watson .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Norman J. Grossfeld .... adaptor: English
Michael Haigney .... adaptor: English

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pokémon 2" - USA (short title)
"Pokémon: The Power of One" - USA (literal title)
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102 min | USA:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The collector's real name, Lawrence III, is never once used in the film. It was revealed in promotional materials and the like.See more »
Continuity: When Lugia speaks for the first time, during the conversation he has with Ash in one shot his wings are flapping, in the next shot they are still.See more »
Jesse:Listen to me kid, when you get involved with the opposite sex you're only asking for trouble!
James:Yes, and that's the kind of trouble I stay out of.
Meowth:Yous two don't need the opposite sex cause' yous got each other!
Jesse:What's that supposed to mean?
James:Not funny!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pokemon 2000 is proof that critics aren't always right., 20 June 2011
Author: Timothy Goldberg from United States

Pokemon 2000 is the second installment in the Pokemon film series, and is very probably the best. The writing, storyline, and animation are all markedly improved from The First Movie, and it really does feel like a cinematic experience. The only thing wrong with it at all is that the Pikachu short film seemed like an excuse to show off some new Pokemon, without having much of a real reason (it's still good, though). Now, if you haven't read countless summaries already, here's the plot in a nutshell...

Wiiiieeeerd stuff is happening all over the world. Climates and temperatures are changing at an alarmingly rapid pace, sometimes going from summer heat to snow in under a minute! The cause of this is a Pokemon collector who is trying to capture the four elemental Pokemon: Zapdos, Articuno, Motres, and ultimately Lugia. His wicked misdeeds are causing nature to go completely out of whack, and it's up to Ash, Misty, Tracey, and Pikachu to find the Elephant In The Room and set things right again.

Even from a summary, it's apparent that Pokemon 2000 is more than an extended episode of the show. In fact, even without the short, it's still easily feature length, and that's more than can be said for The First Movie (which had a runtime of 74 minutes). It may not be an edge-of-your-seat, unpredictable story in the vein of Inception, but it's a satisfying and entertaining one. This is helped along by the dialogue, which is some of the sharpest I've yet seen in Pokemon. There are many memorable bits in here, not few of which involve Team Rocket.

In conclusion, I recommend watching it, even if you're not a die-hard fan of the series. Unless Pokemon Heroes knocks my socks off, I think it's safe to say that 2000 is the best of the bunch. (Oh, and before I finish this review, I want to whine about something. Once again, there is either no widescreen version available on video, or it's very hard to find. Boo, Warner Bros, BOO.)

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