Pokemon: The First Movie


1h 15m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Ash Ketchum is on a mission to become the world's greatest Pokemon trainer. Although he's successfully captured many of the 151 types of electrically charged Pokemons, each possessing its own unique powers, his greatest challenge lies ahead of him. Can he and his friends Misty, Brock and Pikachu con

Film Details

Also Known As
Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon, Pokemon : Le Film, Pokemon The First Movie, Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokimon - La Pelmcula, Pokimon - O Filme, Pokémon: La película
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Cineric, Inc.; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Lightbox; Olm Inc; Skylab; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Toho Company Ltd.; Videocine; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Synopsis

Ash Ketchum is on a mission to become the world's greatest Pokemon trainer. Although he's successfully captured many of the 151 types of electrically charged Pokemons, each possessing its own unique powers, his greatest challenge lies ahead of him. Can he and his friends Misty, Brock and Pikachu conquer the all-powerful Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokemon who plans to rule the galaxy with his own strain of super-charged Pokemons?

Crew

Christina Aguilera

Song Performer ("We'Re A Miracle")

John Angier

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Jason Bergenfeld

Adr Coordinator (4kids)

Kathy Borland

Associate Producer

Emma Bunton

Song Performer ("Free Up Your Mind")

Lorraine Campo

Mac Designer

Gary Chester

Recorder/Mixer 'Piakachu'S Vacation'

Yumi Chiba

Key Animator

Manny Corallo

Additional Music

Louis Cortelezzi

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Billy Crawford

Other

Kyongkang Doga

Animator

Yoji Egawa

Animator

Fujika Enomoto

Animator

Jay Film

Editor

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Song Performer ("Vacation")

Masaya Fujimori

Animator

Motofumi Fujiwara

Conceptual Character Artist

Koji Fukasawa

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Koji Fukasawa

Key Animator

Toshihide Fukuda

Production Executive

Masaru Fukumoto

Animation Director

Masaru Fukumoto

Key Animator

Naohisa Fukuoka

Animator

Asano Fumiaki

Animation Director

Hiromi Funatsu

Animator

Benoit Grey

Orchestration 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Benoit Grey

Other

Benoit Grey

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Norman J. Grossfeld

Producer

Norman J. Grossfeld

Screenplay (English Language Version)

Michael Haigney

Screenwriter

Michael Haigney

Other

Kazuo Harada

Animator

Kaori Harima

Other

Kahori Hashimura

Animator

Toshio Henmi

Editor

Masamitsu Hidaka

Assistant Director (Japan)

Neiko Hino

Key Animator

Shuji Hirano

Animator

Naoya Horikawa

Key Animator

Deniz Hughes

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Sayuri Ichiishi

Chief Animator

Go Ichiki

Key Animator

Tomoyuki Igarashi

Producer

Eriko Iida

Animator

Mami Imamura

Key Animator

Yasuyuki Inaba

Other

Satoru Iriyoshi

Key Animator

Junko Isaka

Key Animator

Kiyotaka Isako

Assistant Director (Japan)

Tsunekazu Ishihara

Production Supervisor

Hiroshi Ishikawa

Associate Producer (Japan)

Tsutomu Ishiki

Digital Animation

Yutaka Ito

Editor

Masaaki Iwane

Key Animator

Daisuke Jinbo

Sound Effects Supervisor

Larry Juris

Production Management

Toru Kadohura

Sound Mixing Advisor

Alfred R. Kahn

Executive Producer

Tetsuro Kaku

Key Animator

Greg Kalember

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Yasumasa Kamei

Animator

Shukichi Kanda

Animation Producer

Yoko Kasama

Animator

Tamura Katsuyki

Key Animator

Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Key Animator

Takashi Kawaguchi

Executive Producer

Tsuneyoshi Kawai

Production Executive

Yasutashi Kawai

Other

Hidefumi Kawamura

Production Executive

Tetsu Kayama

Associate Producer (Japan)

Hiroko Kazui

Key Animator

Akio Kazumi

Digital Animation

Jun Kiguchi

Animator

Takaaki Kii

Associate Producer (Japan)

Fumiyo Kimura

Key Animator

Satomi Kitahara

Key Animator

Kevin Kliesch

Orchestration 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Kevin Kliesch

Other

Kevin Kliesch

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Martin Kloiber

Music Mixer 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Kiyomi Kobara

Other

Masashi Kobayashi

Digital Animation

Toshio Kobayashi

Other

Doga Kobo

Key Animator

Tsukasa Koitabashi

Production Manager (Japan)

Megumi Kondao

Digital Animation

Nozumi Koro

Animator

Tetsuya Koshizaki

Key Animator

Yoichi Kotabe

Animation Supervisor

Emi Koyama

Animator

Masakazu Kubo

Executive Producer

Satoshi Kubo

Key Animator

Toshiharu Kumaoka

Key Animator

Kaori Kunii

Key Animator

Miki Kuribayashi

Animator

Shoichi Kurokawa

Animator

Kenneth Lampl

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

John Lissauer

Additional Music

John Lissauer

Other

John Loeffler

Other

John Loeffler

Music

John Loeffler

Music Producer (4kids)

Beirne Lowry

Main Title Animation 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Yukio Maekawa

Animator

Yukihiro Makino

Key Animator

Jim Malone

4kids Casting Coordinator

Hideaki Maniwa

Key Animator

Taiei Maruyama

Key Animator

Shoichi Masuo

Key Animator

Eleanor Matera

Music Production Coordinator 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Tokuhiro Matsubara

Animation Director

Takuya Matsumoto

Key Animator

Masafumi Mima

Sound Recording Director

Michiyoshi Minamisawa

Sound Recording Producer

Ayako Misono

Animator

Takashi Miura

Associate Producer (Japan)

Koichi Miyagawa

Production Executive

Tadaaki Miyata

Key Animator

Sanae Miyauchi

Other

Akira Mizubata

Digital Animation

Takuji Mogi

Animator

Christian Montalbano

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Etsuhito Mori

Key Animator

Mikio Mori

Dolby Digital Recording Artist

Takemoto Mori

Producer

Shigeki Morimoto

Conceptual Character Artist

Kazuaki Mouri

Key Animator

Yugi Mukoyama

Key Animator

Kazuya Murata

Assistant Director (Japan)

Masatoshi Muto

Other

Yoshitaka Nagamori

Key Animator

Midori Nagaoka

Key Animator

Minako Nagasawa

Animator

Masayuki Nakajima

Visual Effects Animator 'Piakachu'S Vacation'

Masayuki Nakajima

Special Effects Animator

Akiko Nakamura

Sound Recording Producer

Akiko Nakamura

Key Animator

Hajime Nakamura

Key Animator

Jyuji Nakamura

Sound Recording Mixer (Japan)

Mamiko Nakanishi

Key Animator

Masao Nakata

Key Animator

Yasuo Nakatsuka

Animator

Katsuichi Nakayama

Key Animator

Hiromi Niioka

Key Animator

Atsuko Nishida

Conceptual Character Artist

Miyuki Nishimura

Animator

Noburo Nishino

Other

Hironaka Nozaki

Key Animator

Kenji Okubo

Other

Toshiaki Okuno

Animation Producer

Miguel Oldenburg

Main Title Animation/Film Retouching 'Pokemon'S Vacation'

Nobuhiro Osugi

Key Animator

Noriyuki Ota

Special Effects Animator

Shoji Ota

Production Manager (Japan)

Mitsukuni Ozeki

Sound Recording Mixer

Dani Portillo

Main Title Animation 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Bobby Ramirez

Orchestration 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Marion Ravn

Song Performer

Eiko Saito

Key Animator

Noriaki Saito

Animator

Noriaki Saito

Assistant Director (Japan)

Toshio Sakai

Animator

Ken Sakamoto

Production Executive

Tetsuya Satake

Foley Artist

Kazumi Sato

Key Animator

Yuzo Sato

Key Animator

Ralph Schuckett

Orchestration 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Ralph Schuckett

Music

Julian Schwartz

Supervising Music Editor 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Masahiro Sekiguchi

Key Animator

Wayne Sharpe

Additional Music 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

Talley Sherwood

Other

Masao Shibata

Other

Nayoya Shigematsu

Digital Animation

Izumi Shimura

Animation Director

Hisao Shirai

Director Of Photography

Takeshi Shudo

Screenwriter

Susan Shufro

Music Editor 'Mewtwo Strikes Back'

John Siegler

Pokemon Theme

Tatsuya Soma

Animation Design Support (Japan)

Yurie Sudo

Animator

Ken Sugimori

Conceptual Character Artist

Masao Suwa

Key Animator

Satoshi Tajiri

Characters As Source Material

Eikichi Takahashi

Animation Director

Hideo Takahashi

Animator

Shinji Takano

Sound Recording Mixer

Masami Takebuchi

Key Animator

Yusaku Takeda

Key Animator

Tomoko Takei

Key Animator

Hisako Tanabe

Animator

Yasumi Tanaka

Animator

Gail Tilden

Other

Kantaro Tomiyama

Production Executive

John Touhey

Screenplay (English Language Version)

Hideo Tsuji

Digital Film Printing/Opticals

Kazuharu Tumafuji

Animator

Takako Uetake

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon, Pokemon : Le Film, Pokemon The First Movie, Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokimon - La Pelmcula, Pokimon - O Filme, Pokémon: La película
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Cineric, Inc.; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Lightbox; Olm Inc; Skylab; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Toho Company Ltd.; Videocine; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1999

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Feature film based on the popular Nintendo video game "Pokemon."

Released theatrically in the United States with the animated short "Pikachu's Vacation" (Japan/USA/1998).

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1999