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Pokémon 4Ever (2001)

Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai (original title)
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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the mythical Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

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Hideki Sonoda (screenplay), Michael Haigney (english version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Towa (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Professor Orchid (Oak) / Onix (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Weezing / Charmeleon / Scizor / Stantler / Sandshrew (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / Pokémon hunter (voice) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Mayumi Izuka ... Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Yûji Ueda ... Takeshi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Kenji (Tracey) (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Tara Sands ... Sammy / Sneasle / Furret / Teddiursa / Jumpluff (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Dan Green ... The Iron Masked Marauder (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojirô / Crobat (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyâth (Meowth) (voice)
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Storyline

This movie centers around the new pokémon Celebi, a one-of-a-kind veggie-like bug whose only kin are celebi from other points in time. The movie begins in the past where a young boy named Sam attempts to save Celebi from a hunter. In a reciprocal effort, Celebi uses his power and transports itself and Sam to the present, Ash Ketchum's time. Sam and Ash become good friends as they fight to save Celebi from the new Team Rocket villain, the Iron-Masked Marauder and his darkball, which turns pokémon evil and augments their powers to the maximum. Yet, one rare pokémon isn't safe without help from another - thus enters Suicune, a.k.a. the North Wind. Written by Mike Puskar, aka Overdrama

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Best friends. Better heroes.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Nintendo of America Inc.

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celebi: A Timeless Encounter See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$717,061, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$1,727,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,023,563
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Several scenes were edited or added from the Japanese version of the film, more than any other Pokemon film previous or since. See more »

Quotes

Brock: I think Ash just evolved into a Primeape.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese version didn't include the phone conversation with Ash and Dr. Oak at the end of the movie, where Oak hinted that he was Sammy. The producers asked for that sequence to be made. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ashita Tenki Shite o Kure
by Fuuji Fumiya
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Princess Mononoke fans beware.
14 October 2002 | by The OverdramaSee all my reviews

Pokemon 4ever is just a kids' version of Princess Mononoke. Celebi is even called the "Spirit of the Forest." The monster is just like the Nightstalker from Mononoke. There is a healing lake, Suicune looks like the spirit and acts like the wolf gods from Mononoke.

The only good thing about the movie was its revelation at the end. If you pay close attention to foreshadowing, you can guess the secret as I did.


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