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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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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 »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Oltoa (voice: English version)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice: English version)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Charmeleon / Scizor / Stantler / Sandshrew (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / Pokémon hunter (voice: English version)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ... Togepi (voice)

Tara Sands ... Sammy / Sneasle / Furret / Teddiursa / Jumpluff (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
Dan Green ... The Iron Masked Marauder (voice: English version)
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Celebi (voice)
Masahiko Tanaka ... Suicune (voice)
Kerry Williams ... Young Oltoa (voice: English version)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / Bellsprout (voice: English version)
Marc Thompson ... Man (voice: English version)

Roxanne Beck ... Diana (voice: English version)
Amy Birnbaum ... Dundee (voice: English version)
Ted Lewis ... Weezing (voice: English version) (as Ed Paul)
Stuart Zagnit ... Prof. Oak (voice: English version) (as Stan Hart)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice: English version) (as Ken Gates)
Roger Kay ... Scyther / Croconaw / Rattata (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hisao Egawa ... Ursaring (voice)
Mika Kanai ... Bayleef (voice)
Tomoyuki Kôno ... Houndoom (voice)
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Directed by
Jim Malone 
Kunihiko Yuyama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hideki Sonoda 

Produced by
Kathryn A. Borland .... producer: adaptation
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer
Alfred Kahn .... 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:
"Pokémon 4Ever" - Japan (original title)
"Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest" - USA (video title)
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75 min
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Trivia:
This is the first time Team Rocket is seen working alongside the main villain of the film.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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Soundtrack:
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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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