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Pokémon 4: The Movie (2001)
"Pokémon 4Ever" (original title)

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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the legendary Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum / Oltoa (voice)
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ...
Togepi (voice)
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Sammy / Sneasle / Furret / Teddiursa / Jumpluff (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Dan Green ...
The Iron Masked Marauder (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Celebi (voice)
Masahiko Tanaka ...
Suicune (voice)
Kerry Williams ...
Young Oltoa (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Wobbuffet / Bellsprout (voice)
Marc Thompson ...
Man (voice)
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Diana (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Dundee (voice)
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Storyline

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, travels back in time to wreak havoc, and it's up to young Ash, Pikachu and friends to stop him. Along the way, Ash continues to mature into the unstoppable Pokémon trainer he will become in the future. Written by Anonymous

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Best friends. Better heroes.


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25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$360,135 (Brazil) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$532,299 (Brazil) (15 July 2005)
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Trivia

Several scenes were edited or added from the original Japanese version of the film, more than any other Pokemon film previous or since. 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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Followed by Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea Manaphy (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Cele-B-R-A-T-E
Written by Russell Velázquez and Michael Haigney
Produced, arranged and performed by Russell Velázquez
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Far better than you'd expect
24 August 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I was a big Pokemon fan back when it was initially popular. I've not had a fix for a while and I decided that this, the fourth Pokemon feature film, would be good enough. It exceeded my expectations.

Ash, eternal jailbate tease Misty, and Brock enter a mysterious forest in their ongoing travels which is inhabited by many rare Pokemon. Out of the blue a young boy appears with his newly befriended Celebi. He's time-traveled 40 years to escape a cruel Pokemon hunter but is soon on the run again when a new villain from Team Rocket turns up. The gang follow, keen to learn about Celebi and keep him safe. Jesse, James, and Meowth tag along in the background and provide the usual comic relief.

Pokemon 4Ever feels a lot like a Hayao Miyazaki film with it's environmental message, forest setting/imagery, and beautifully detailed animation. The plot is also clever and has a surprisingly touching twist. I was very impressed with this sequel and I highly recommend it.

The Western version of the film contains an extra scene at the end, explaining the twist with a little more clarity as it was originally only hinted at in the end credits, but not too many kids would hang around during the credits, so I can see why the Weinsteins would insist on it. But, for a change, it's not a Miramax alteration that voids the integrity of the film.


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