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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû (original title)
Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

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Satoshi Tajiri (creator), Takeshi Shudo | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Female Scientist / Computer / Fuji's Wife (voice)
Jay Goede ... Mewtwo / Dr. Fuji (voice) (as Philip Bartlett)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie / Wigglytuff (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Squirtle / Weezing / Scyther / Hitmonlee / Magneton / Male Scientist / Squirtletwo (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Ted Lewis ... Giovanni / Corey / Male Scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
James Carter Cathcart ... Fergus (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Michael Haigney Michael Haigney ... Psyduck / Venusaur / Nidoqueen / Blastoise / Dewgong / Venusaurtwo / Blastoisetwo / Raticate / Spearow / Charmandertwo (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ... Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume / Ninetales (voice)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Sakaki (voice)
Lee Quick ... Officer Jenny (voice)
Ayako Shiraishi Ayako Shiraishi ... Joi (voice)
Chinami Nishimura Chinami Nishimura ... Junsar (voice)
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Storyline

When a group of scientists are offered funding into genetic research if they agree to try and clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is success and Mewtwo is born. However Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth. Written by bob the moo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Pokemon match of all time is here. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Kids' WB | Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,036,678, 14 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,744,662, 27 February 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,644,662
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Haigney: voice on tannoy system, when Ash, Misty and Brock enter the ferry center. See more »

Goofs

When watching the Pokemon go through the cloning machine, Jessie and James call the silhouette of a Scyther an Alakazam. See more »

Quotes

Fergus - water trainer: A Pokémon can't be a Pokémon Master! No way!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the mountains. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Japanese version, Meowth is more of a philosopher. He's poetic and he sings more than he does in the English translation. Also in this version, he's heard singing a song about the meaning of life during the credits, but the English translation just includes pop songs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

If Only Tears Could Bring You Back
Written by Marjorie Maye (as Marjorie Maye Pulice) and Ross Desalvo
Performed by Midnight Sons
Published by Mewtwo Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Jimmy Bralower, Kai Robole, Kenneth Lewis
Midnight Sons appears courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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The first of 8+ poke'mon movies, started back in 99
3 September 2006 | by aaronevilSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in November of 1999 when the show was flourishing quite well then. it was the most popular thing at the time. Even today the show is a significant part of my life. There were some quality humor in this film, such as the Minnesota Vikings bit. And even to this day i get a little misty eyed when the ending of the movie comes as the poke'mon's tears revive Ash in a dramatic scene of excellence. The movie also contains great songs, definitely my favorite movie soundtrack of all time. The animation was very fine, it was different than the television show. Anyone could enjoy this film. Overall this was the best poke'mon movie made, well after the second one anyways...


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