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Pokémon 4Ever (2001) More at IMDbPro »Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai (original title)

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Pokémon 4Ever -- In this film, we meet the new Pokémon, Celebi, who has the power to travel through time. Vicious, the future descendant of James and Jessie of Team Rocket...

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Writers:
Hideki Sonoda (screenplay) and
Michael Haigney (english version)
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Release Date:
25 October 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Best friends. Better heroes.
Plot:
Ash must stop a hunter who forces the legendary Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Words from an adult Pokemon fan See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) (voice)

Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Towa (voice: English version)

Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice: English version)

Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Professor Orchid (Oak) / Onix (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Weezing / Charmeleon / Scizor / Stantler / Sandshrew (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / Pokémon hunter (voice: English version) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ... Kasumi (Misty) (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Takeshi / Brock (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Kenji (Tracey) (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (Jessie) (voice)

Tara Sands ... Sammy / Sneasle / Furret / Teddiursa / Jumpluff (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
Dan Green ... The Iron Masked Marauder (voice: English version)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojirô (James) / Crobat (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyâth (Meowth) (voice)
Keiko Toda ... Yukinari (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Towa (voice)
Kerry Williams ... Young Towa (voice: English version)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / Sneasel / Bellsprout (voice: English version)
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Celebi (voice)
Masahiko Tanaka ... Suicune (voice)
Marc Thompson ... Man (voice: English version)

Roxanne Beck ... Diana (voice: English version)
Satomi Kôrogi ... Togepi (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ... Dundee (voice: English version)
Mika Kanai ... Bayleef (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Tracey Sketchit (voice: English version) (as Ed Paul)
Yumi Tôma ... Nyûra (Misdreavus) (voice)
Kôichi Sakaguchi ... Strike (Scyther) (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ... Prof. Oak (voice: English version) (as Stan Hart)
Katsuyuki Konishi ... Hassamu (Scizor) (voice)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice: English version) (as Ken Gates)
Hisao Egawa ... Ringuma (Ursaring) (voice)
Michael Haigney ... Scyther / Croconaw / Rattata (voice: English version) (as Roger Kay)
Akiko Suzuki ... Ôtachi (Furret) (voice) (as Yukiji)
Ryôka Yuzuki ... Himeguma (Teddiursa) (voice)
Tomoyuki Kôno ... Hellgar (Houndoom) (voice)
Shinichi Namiki ... Odoshishi (Stantler) (voice)
Masaru Motegi ... Aligates (Croconaw) (voice)
Shirô Sano ... Vicious (voice)
Takashi Fujii ... White (voice)
Anne Suzuki ... Miku (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Hunter (voice)

Directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama 
Jim Malone (english version)
 
Writing credits
Hideki Sonoda (screenplay)

Michael Haigney  english version
Hideki Sonoda 

Produced by
Kathryn A. Borland .... producer: adaptation
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer (english version)
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... supervising producer
Hiroshi Ishikawa .... associate producer
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (english version)
Kouji Kawaguchi .... executive producer
Takashi Kawaguchi .... executive producer
Takaaki Kii .... associate producer
Masakazu Kubo .... executive producer
Yukako Matsusako .... producer
Katia Milani .... supervising producer (english version)
Takemoto Mori .... producer
Mikiko Ohashi .... associate producer
Nobumasa Sawabe .... associate producer
Katsuhito Yamauchi .... associate producer
Noriyuki Yoshida .... associate producer
Choji Yoshikawa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shinji Miyazaki 
Hirokazu Tanaka 
 
Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai 
 
Film Editing by
Yumiko Fuse 
Toshio Henmi 
Yutaka Henmi 
Yutaka Ita 
Yukiko Nojiri 
 
Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura 
Katsumi Takao 
 
Production Management
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... production supervisor
Larry Juris .... production manager: english version
Tsukasa Koitabashi .... production manager
Diana Sterling .... assistant to producer: english version
Ray Sterling .... post production accountant: english version
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masamitsu Hidaka .... assistant director
Kiyotaka Itani .... assistant director
Hirohito Ochi .... assistant director
Akira Yoshimura .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenichi Chikanaga .... designer
Motofumi Fujiwara .... conceptual character artists
Masayuki Goto .... designer
Hiroyuki Jinnai .... concept coordination
Kunimi Kawamura .... concept coordination
Shigeki Morimoto .... conceptual character artist
Atsuko Nishida .... conceptual character artist
Yasuhiro Nishinaka .... designer
Gakuji Notomo .... concept coordination
Satoshi Ota .... conceptual character artist
Muneo Saito .... conceptual character artist
Hironobu Yoshida .... conceptual character artist
Rena Yoshikawa .... conceptual character artist
Kunihiko Yuyama .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Christopher Boncic .... adr editor: english version
Jenaro Figueroa .... adr coordinator: english version
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editors (english version)
Go Ichinose .... sound recording mixer
Thomas G. Kodros .... dolby sound consultant: english version
Jim Malone .... adr engineer: english version
Junichi Masuda .... sound recording mixer
Armen Mazlumian .... adr editor
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Michiyoshi Minamisawa .... sound recording producer
Jyuji Nakamura .... sound recording mixer
Takeshi Nishina .... sound recording producer
Noboru Nishio .... digital optical recordist
Jeff Pustynsky .... adr editor: english version
Maddy Shirazi .... supervising sound editor (english version)
Eric Strausser .... assistant sound editors (english version)
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer: english version
 
Special Effects by
Noriyuki Ohta .... special effects animator
 
Visual Effects by
Makoto Shibata .... optical effects
Masao Shibata .... optical effects
 
Animation Department
Masaru Fukumoto .... animation director
Sayuri Ichiishi .... animation director
Sayuri Ichiishi .... character designer
Yûji Ikeda .... animation director
Chisato Ikehira .... animation director
Yuko Inoue .... animation director
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer
Yukari Kobayashi .... animator
Yôichi Kotabe .... animation supervisor
Tokuhiro Matsubara .... animation director
Tokuhiro Matsubara .... character designer
Toshiaki Okuno .... animation producer
Ken Sugimori .... character designer
Akihiro Tamagawa .... animation director
Akihiro Tamagawa .... character designer
 
Editorial Department
Jessica Allen .... post-production coordinator: english version
Keith Croket .... assistant editor: english version
Keith Croket .... assistant film editor
Nick DiBeneditto .... negative cutter: english version (as Nick DiBenedito)
Chris Guido .... post-production coordinator: english version
Hiroaki Hirabayashi .... color timer
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Cathy Rait .... color timer: english version
Nicholas Wiczynski .... trailer editor
 
Music Department
Larry Alexander .... score mixer: english version
John Carbonara .... music editor (english version)
Neil Jason .... music producer: english version
John Siegler .... music supervisor (english version)
 
Other crew
Akira Chiba .... president: Pokémon USA: english version
Bruce Loeb .... marketing supervisor (english version)
Sherene Sharpe .... production assistant: english version
Kei Taoka .... licensing supervisor: Pokémon USA: english version
Paul Taylor .... translator: english version
Denitsa Zaharieva .... production assistant: english version
 
Thanks
David K. Brooks .... special thanks (english version)
Stuart Ford .... special thanks (english version)
Michael Helfant .... special thanks: english version
Sean McPhillips .... special thanks (english version)
Andrew Robbins .... special thanks (english version)
Bob Weinstein .... special thanks (english version)
Harvey Weinstein .... special thanks (english version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai" - Japan (original title)
"Pocket Monsters the Movie: Celebi a Timeless Encounter" - International (English title) (imdb display title), Japan (English title) (literal English title)
"Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
75 min | Japan:99 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie is an example of the grandfather paradox.See more »
Quotes:
Brock:[Everyone gasps and sees Celebi starting to die] The water! Get it into the water!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Cele-B-R-A-T-ESee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Words from an adult Pokemon fan, 28 October 2002
Author: The Fox-2 from southern California

Another Pokemon movie has hit the theaters, and again, I'm hearing the same old, "Pokemon is dead, blah blah blah." The franchise's detractors couldn't be more wrong. Kids are still playing the trading card game, they're still watching the TV series, they're waiting for the Game Boy Advance games, and they want to see "Pokemon the 4th Movie."

That said, "Pokemon The 4th Movie" introduces us to two more "legendary" Pokemon: Suicune, the "north wind" of lore, and Celebi, guardian of the forest (and star of the show). Celebi transports itself and a boy named Sam 40 years into the future, to the present day, where Pokemon trainer Ash, his faithful Pikachu, and his friends Brock and Misty are traveling through Johto. Sam and Ash become fast friends, once they discover the other's mutual love for Pokemon (Sam's vintage Pokeball with screw-on top is a great moment). Together, they decide to protect Celebi from the villain of the story, the Team Rocket agent aptly named Vicious, who is hell-bent on capturing Celebi for his own ends. Will Ash and Sam be able to protect Celebi from Vicious' Dark Balls? Where does Suicune fit into the picture? Will Jessie, James, and Meowth have bigger parts in this movie than before? And just who is Sam, really?

Like with the first 3 movies, if you go into the movie deciding that you're automatically going to hate it no matter what simply because it's Pokemon (or just because your child/niece/nephew/younger sibling/et cetera "dragged" you into it), then you're going to hate it because you've decided that you want to hate it. That may be, but to blindly trash "Pokemon The 4th Movie" simply because it is a Pokemon movie, and especially without having seen it, is just plain stupid. Even non-fans can enjoy this movie without having to know every last detail of the world of Pokemon. I'm not saying that you WILL become a Pokemon fan because of this movie, but you CAN indeed enjoy it, if you'll let yourself.

Unlike the first 3 Pokemon movies, "Pokemon the 4th Movie" is being distributed by Miramax, who I've heard is also working on securing the rights to the 5th Pokemon movie, which was released this past summer in Japan. Miramax claims to have some boffo-aggressive marketing strategy for "Pokemon The 4th Movie," but all I've seen so far is a feeble limited release, which doesn't include the usual Pikachu short in the beginning, which I was really looking forward to this time. I hope that Miramax will see fit to put the Pikachu short, called "Pikachu's Exciting Hide-and-Seek," onto at least the DVD/VHS release, if not with a future wider release of "Pokemon The 4th Movie." I hope that the current release is just the tip of the iceberg for this very entertaining film.

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