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Takeshi Shudo
Satoshi Tajiri (original concept)
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Release Date:
21 July 2000 (USA) See more »
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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:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Herman Cain used the lines "life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when so much is on the line" (which are lyrics from the main theme of this movie) throughout his political campaign.See more »
Continuity: During the scene where Ash and Team Rocket are riding in the Air Boat to Ice Island through the tunnels, Jessie's characteristic pink hair changes to deep purple when they emerge from the tunnel into the small area with the third treasure. When they escape, and Team Rocket jumps onto Lugia's side Jessie's hair is pink again, and her purple hair is never explained. Frozen, perhaps?See more »
Jesse:[Jesse, James and Meowth are hanging on to a flying Lugia] We're slowing Lugia down, we're too heavy!
James:Let's try Weight Watchers!
Jesse:It's too late for that!
Meowth:I heard it's never too late if you really stick to the program!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Critic: Episode #1.3" (????)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The best of the Pokemon movies; fans will love it, others should give it a try, 25 May 2008
Author: Dragoneyed363 from United States

For some, the Pokemon franchise is an immense joke. The movies, the show, the cards and games are just complete tripe. For others, it's a religion. While I lean towards neither one, I have indeed liked all the main films (Pokemon 1-4) and find them all very enjoyable kids films. This one surpasses the other three by a milestone, however. Not only is this movie a good Pokemon movie or a nice kids film, it's just a very great and fun film over all, in my sincerest opinion.

First of all, the story is quite honestly beautiful to boot. I know that might not bide with some, but truly, the whole idea of the legendary Pokemons Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos and Lugia creating a mass destruction that of course our one and only "chosen one" Ash can stop and how all the characters interact with the story is amazing. There are eye-catching action scenes as well as gorgeous animation settings, the best being the scenes near the climax at the three legendary bird islands and the ocean waters that Lugia resides in. It's all very breathtaking, regardless of whether you like the movie or not.

While all these films are extremely childish in terms of dialogue, what more could you expect? It does the job it's supposed to and does it well. Even the villain is sinister enough to get by and makes you feel empathy for the Pokemon he sets out to conquer. The score of Lugia's song is also a very soothing and wonderful score that overpowers even the whole film; simply beautiful. In any matter, the movie entertains. I like all of the settings mostly; The islands are all unique in their own way and stand out. The villain's blimp is elegant, and the new characters in this film besides the main Ash, Brock and Misty are all very fun; the most fun of all supporting characters in the movies.

Basically, if you liked the first, the rest contain exactly all the other attributes except they all vary in terms of professional tact. Like I have stated, this one takes all the characteristics of the Pokemon series to the highest they can go, and I am not ashamed to admit how much I enjoy this film, and have watched it more than once willingly. This movie shows what faith and determination can accomplish; all the films do, and I am proud to own this on old-timey cassette, and won't stutter to say I put it in, lay back, and let myself go from time to time.

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