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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)

Gekijouban Poketto monsutâ: Kimi ni kimeta! (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 5 November 2017 (USA)
Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town is 10 years old today. This means he is now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash dreams big about the adventures he will experience after receiving his first Pokémon from Professor Oak.

Director:

Kunihiko Yuyama

Writers:

Takeshi Shudo (earlier screenplay), Satoshi Tajiri (concept) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narrator / Professor Okido (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Sarah Natochenny ... Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikako Aikawa Rikako Aikawa ... Caterpie (voice)
Justin Anselmi Justin Anselmi ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Becker Rebecca Becker ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sam Black Sam Black ... Metapod / Additional Voices (voice)
Kate Bristol Kate Bristol ... Pikachu (talking) / Young Sorrel (voice)
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth / Professor Oak (voice) (as Carter Cathcart)
Chika Fujimura Chika Fujimura ... Lapras (voice)
Kiyotaka Furushima ... Lucario (voice)
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Storyline

Ash Ketchum, a kid from Pallet Town, embarks on a journey across the Kanto region to become a Pokemon Master. With his partner Pikachu, who at first hated Ash. But the bond of Pikachu and Ash builds as they travel to beat gyms and enter the league of Kanto. Written by William

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,401,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,552,144
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For the dub, this is the first movie that Kayzie Rogers had no part in voice acting in. She had at least one role in the past nineteen movies before her retirement. See more »

Goofs

During the infamous scene where Pikachu speaks English, it claims it doesn't like going in the Poke Ball because it doesn't want to leave Ash's side. This makes absolutely no sense, as Pikachu didn't like going in the ball even back at first, when it didn't even like Ash yet. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: The always-fascinating world of Pokemon, the most diverse and unusual creatures on the planet. They can be found up in the sky, under the sea, in forests, and living in towns. One can see Pokemon in every corner of the world! People and Pokemon, forming all kinds of bonds, and living harmoniously in a world made just for them. And this young man, Ash Ketchum from Pallet town, together with his partner Pikachu, continues to work toward his goal of becoming a Pokemon Master. And as ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a large amount of unrelated clips played after the credits - including the start up screens from the original Game Boy title as well as stories about Giovanni (boss of Team Rocket) and Gary defeating the Elite 4. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ending credits in the Disney XD version are significantly shortened to 30 seconds, played over a black screen, and utilize a short clip of the piano rendition of the Pokémon Theme portion of I Choose You for music. See more »

Connections

Remake of Pokémon: Pokémon Emergency! (1997) See more »

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A Haphazardly-Written Love Letter to Pokemon
11 January 2019 | by lukeanwSee all my reviews

It's decent. The animation is refreshing and elevated and the storytelling is what one is to expect from a Pokémon movie. It's not a ground-breaking concept nor is it a stand-out film in the tapestry of Pokémon, but it certainly fulfills its role as the 20th anniversary celebration. If you decide to invest time into the movie, make sure to stick around for the credits. In my opinion, the visuals and music found there is the best of the movie, making one wonder why an entire film had to be crafted just to have it's essence buoyed primarily by nostalgia. What this movie does successfully (that nostalgia) isn't necessarily hard for a 20-year-old childhood-favorite franchise to muster up. Perhaps they realized this and took the easy way out.

Nevertheless, expect to walk away with your heart full of childhood warmth and your mind forgetting the rest.


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