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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô (original title)
In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

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Norman J. Grossfeld (english version), Michael Haigney (english version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie / Goldeen / Vulpix (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachû (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Amy Birnbaum ... Molly Hale (voice)
Dan Green ... Professor Spencer Hale / Entei (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ... Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ... Lisa (voice)
Kathy Pilon Kathy Pilon ... Reporter (voice)
Peter R. Bird Peter R. Bird ... David (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / Cyndaquil / Totodile / Mimey / Flaaffy (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Tracey Sketchit / Schuyler (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
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Storyline

Professor Shuri is a scientist looking for rare Pocket Monsters. He reads a storybook to his daughter Mi about the powerful Pokemon Entei. Shuri is currently searching for the heiroglyph Pokemon "Unknown". While searching through some ancient artifacts, Shuri awakens Unknown and is sucked into it. Mi next awakens Unknown while looking for her father. Unknown bonds with her and turns her mansion into a Crystal Tower. The crystallization begins to spread. Unknown lives to serve Mi and creates an Entei with the personality of her father to make her happy. When Mi next desires a mother, Entei kidnaps Satoshi's mother Hanako to give to Mi. Satoshi, Kasumi, Takeshi, and of course Pikachu set out to get her back. Written by Rocket Dan

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This Spring The Unknown Spells Adventure


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emperor of the Crystal Tower See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,240,752, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$17,052,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,411,275
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released in the United States on April 6, 2001, debuting at #4 on its opening weekend, earning $8,240,752 from 2,675 theaters, less than half as much as first-place finisher Spy Kids (2001). See more »

Goofs

Lee Quick's name is listed in the credits even though Officer Jenny doesn't have any lines of dialogue. See more »

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James: I haven't seen this many strange letters since the last time I placed a personal ad.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, scenes are shown of Molly's new life with both of her parents. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original Japanese version, Molly's (Mi's) mother's disappearance is not addressed on-screen. When the Japanese filmmakers were asked about this, they provided a detailed story about her and her absence. So Molly's mother is shown in the American version as a Pokémon researcher, like her husband, and her disappearance is explained early in the movie. The film's final credit sequence was re-edited so that the American audiences would be sure to see the return of Molly's mother and father, which is only shown in the Japanese version at the end of the final credits. See more »

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Followed by Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005) See more »

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OK! 2000
by Rica Matsumoto
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Looking back at my pathetic teenage self...
25 November 2005 | by jacktreese1See all my reviews

The other day, I was looking through some old boxes filled with old stuff of mine. In this box was my original NES, some games, and all of my Pokemon stuff. Including each of the films on VHS (well, the first three and Mewtwo Returns).

I remember watching the movies when I was still a Pokemon passionate, and wanted to see if I could get that same rush still, four years later.

Well, with the first two, no chance. The third one, Pokemon 3: The Movie, however, was different.

Again, this review is coming from an 18 year old high school graduate. And even four years later, Pokemon 3 still delivered the thrills.

Loaded with excellent animation, some tense battle scenes (Charizard vs. Entei, anyone?), and a heartwarming theme that children can embrace, I recommend Pokemon 3 to anyone who wishes to rediscover their childhood or for anyone who is just up for some great animation.

9/10


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