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Pokémon 4: The Movie -- 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
Hideki Sonoda
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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:
A lesser pokemon film See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (Ash Ketchum)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Oltoa (voice: English version)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice: English version)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu
Unshô Ishizuka ... Professor Orchid (Oak)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Charmeleon / Scizor / Stantler / Sandshrew (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / Pokémon hunter (voice: English version)
Mayumi Iizuka ... Kasumi (Misty)
Yûji Ueda ... Takeshi / Brock
Tomokazu Seki ... Kenji (Tracey)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (Jessie)

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)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyâth (Meowth)
Keiko Toda ... Yukinari
Mami Koyama ... Towa
Kerry Williams ... Young Oltoa (voice: English version)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / Bellsprout (voice: English version)
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Celebi
Masahiko Tanaka ... Suicune
Marc Thompson ... Man (voice: English version)

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

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

Hideki Sonoda 

Produced by
Kathryn A. Borland .... producer: adaptation
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... supervising producer
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer
Kouji Kawaguchi .... executive producer
Takashi Kawaguchi .... executive producer
Masakazu Kubo .... executive producer
Yukako Matsusako .... producer
Takemoto Mori .... producer
Choji Yoshikawa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shinji Miyazaki 
 
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
 
Art Department
Kunihiko Yuyama .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Shawn Conrad .... adr recordist
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editors
Go Ichinose .... sound recording mixer
Junichi Masuda .... sound recording mixer
Armen Mazlumian .... adr engineer
Masafumi Mima .... sound recording producer
Michiyoshi Minamisawa .... sound recording producer
Jyuji Nakamura .... sound recording mixer
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist
Takeshi Nishina .... sound recording producer
Noboru Nishio .... digital optical recordist
Ahmad Shirazi .... supervising sound editor (as Maddy Shirazi)
Eric Strausser .... assistant sound editors
 
Visual Effects by
Makoto Shibata .... optical effects
Masao Shibata .... optical effects
 
Animation Department
Masaru Fukumoto .... animation director
Sayuri Ichiishi .... animation director
Yûji Ikeda .... animation director
Chisato Ikehira .... animation director
Yuko Inoue .... animation director
Keisuke Iwata .... animation producer
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer
Yukari Kobayashi .... animator
Yôichi Kotabe .... animation supervisor
Tokuhiro Matsubara .... animation director
Toshiaki Okuno .... animation producer
Akihiro Tamagawa .... animation director
 
Editorial Department
Keith Croket .... assistant film editor
Hiroaki Hirabayashi .... color timer
Cathy Rait .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Carbonara .... music editor
Milton Nelson .... composer: additional music
Susan Shufro .... music editor
John Siegler .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Michael Haigney .... adaptor: English
Bruce Loeb .... marketing supervisor
 
Thanks
David Brooks .... thanks
Stuart Ford .... thanks (as Stuart A. Ford)
Sean McPhillips .... thanks
Andrew Robbins .... thanks
Bob Weinstein .... thanks
Harvey Weinstein .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai" - Japan (original 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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Trivia:
A Celebi Pokemon trading card was given out in theaters in the USA.See more »
Quotes:
Ash Ketchum:Alright
[He sits with Celebi, who's dying, in his arms]
Ash Ketchum:We'll keep trying!
[He pulls out several berries]
Ash Ketchum:See? These are those berries we found in the forest. Here you go.
[He tries to feed Celebi one but it doesn't respond and he drops the berries]
Ash Ketchum:Oh, that's okay.
[He chuckles nervously then tries again but drops them]
Ash Ketchum:Uh, C-Celebi...?
[He realizes Celebi is dead and starts crying]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Cele-B-R-A-T-ESee more »

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A lesser pokemon film, 17 August 2013
Author: Samiam3 from Canada

Of the first four Pokemon feature films, Pokemon 4ever has the strongest Disney vibe, and I feel like it is a good choice for the youngest pokemon viewers. For the more adolescent fans (however many there are), I am more dubious to recommend this. Pokemon 3 may have been dark, but the story was imaginative and had some wisdom and emotional depth. Whereas Pokemon 3 could almost have been a family movie, Pokemon 4ever is easily just a kids movie.

Pokemon 4ever takes Ash and friends out of the darkness and back into sunlight. As beautiful as this fourth entry is, it is also quite corny. All pokemon movies integrate a new legendary pokemon into the story. Pokemon 4ever showcases Celebi; a forest spirit who is chirpy, but nothing more. Celebi has about as much personality as the sugar fairies in Fantasia. She may be a pokemon, but a character she is not. Equally unmemorable is the cackling antagonist, who dresses like the terminator's second cousin and behaves like a shallow Disney villain.

Pretty much the entire film takes place in the Johto region forest, (having been aired at the end of the fourth season) This is a visually spectacular piece of landscape, which becomes the setting for a less than spectacular storyline. Pokemon 4ever, may be concise and simple in plot, but not only is it rather shallow, but it feels strangely rushed.

Pokemon 4ever also has the kind of syrupy ending that tries to pull to emotions out of us which it has not earned. The pokemon world can offer a variety of strong story possibilities, but this movie does not exploit them. This is essentially a Disney movie, that has pokemon in it. My conclusion is that Pokemon 4ever is a visually strong but thinly written entry in the adventures of Ash Ketchum.

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