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Pokémon Heroes (2002)
"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutaa: Mizu no Miyako no Mamori Gami Ratiasu to Ratiosu" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  16 May 2003 (USA)
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Two thieves take control of an ancient weapon designed to defend the canal city of Altomare.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum / Spectator (voice)
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Vulpix / Poliwag (voice)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Politoed (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Yûji Ueda ...
Takeshi / Waninoko
Ikue Ohtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Lisa Ortiz ...
Oakley / Woman (voice)
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Annie (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyasu
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Bianca (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Kerry Williams ...
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Uno Kanda ...
Zanna
Kayzie Rogers ...
Wobbuffet / Corsola / Totodile / Espeon / Old woman / Kid (voice)
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Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon gang try and stop a pair of thieves hiding out in the canals and alleyways of Alto Mare, the water capital of the world. Joining the adventure are two new Pokémons, a brother/sister pair named Latias and Latios who are protecting the Droplet of the Heart - a valuable treasure. Written by IMDb Editors

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$260,372 (USA) (16 May 2003)

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$744,928 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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Originally, Ash was supposed to capture Latias at the end of the film and take her with him on his journeys. It was changed so that he captured her to protect her, then release her before the film was over. A last-minute change, made less than a month before the film was released, scrapped this altogether. See more »

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Meowth: I said I had nothin' to do with it!
James: MAMA!
Jessie: It was their idea!
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Inferior to 4Ever, but still worthy.
27 August 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This, the 5th Pokemon movie, is a step down from the previous entry in the series but is still better than a 5th movie ought to be. Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive in a Venice-type town called Altomare for a water Chariot race involving their Pokemon.

The town is protected by legendary Pokemon siblings Latios and Latias, who can assume human forms. Meanwhile, Annie and Oakley, a couple of cat burglars from Team Rocket (this affiliation is only in the Western dub) attempt to steal a special jewel called the Soul Dew, which powers the city.

It takes just a little too long to get going. Jesse, James, and Meowth are featured, but they don't really have much to do. However there are still some lovely moments, a bittersweet ending, and in the end they do add up to more than the sum of their parts. The animation and architecture of Altomare echoes the look and feel of Koriko from Kiki's Delivery Service. I just wish that Miramax didn't tamper with it before releasing it to Western audiences. There is about 5 minutes missing and its inclusion might have made the film a little bit stronger.


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