Pokémon: The First Movie

1998, Kids & family/Adventure, 1h 35m

91 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Audiences other than children will find very little to entertain them. Read critic reviews

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Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu face Mewtwo, a bioengineered Pokémon, and the super-Pokémon it has created. With short "Pikachu's Vacation."

Cast & Crew

Kathleen McInerney
Ash Ketchum
Voice
Jay Goede
Narrator, Mewtwo
Voice
Rachael Lillis
Misty, Jesse, Jigglypuff
Voice
Eric Stuart
Brock, James, Squirtle
Voice
Maddie Blaustein
Meowth, Additional Voices
Voice
Ikue Otani
Pikachu, Raichu, Additional Voices
Voice
Kathryn A. Borland
Associate Producer
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Associate Producer
Alfred Kahn
Executive Producer
Shukachi Kanda
Animation Producer
Takashi Kawaguchi
Executive Producer
Tetsu Kayama
Associate Producer
Takaaki Kii
Associate Producer
Masakazu Kubo
Executive Producer
Takashi Miura
Associate Producer
Toshiaki Okuno
Animation Producer
Katsuhito Yamauchi
Associate Producer
Noriyuki Yoshida
Associate Producer
Christina Aguilera
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  • Nov 01, 2011
    I had big expectations for the batlle between these two characters as im a fan of the games. But the film is terrible. It suffers from bad animation, bad dialogue, little tension and no heart. This im sure would be the reaction to fans of the games and filmgoers in general.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    Too dark. ( I watched it when I was a kid - give me a break.)
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    I may be a sucker into the pokemon universe, but being a fan of the original series, I have come to love this film just as much as the show, not even caring about how many flaws they forgot about. I would watch this film over and over again. It pulls me in and has me feeling the emotions of the pokemon, it sounds ridiculous, but it is very true. The war between pokemon is under way, and as I watch it, I feel like anything is possible. The lessons are amazing and the story is believable. This highly underrated film has me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. I love POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2010
    You have to love Pokemon to love this, and boy do I love Pokemon. After 70-odd epidsodes this was the battle everyone was waiting for. It begins well, really well, with Mewtwo blowing the shit out of his own creators. He is soon questioning life and existence in some rather heavy handed dialogue. Pokemon is made pretty darn fast, and the animation doesn't improve greatly from the TV show. Luckily, Mewtwo and Mew are great characters and Team Rocket's bumbling is kept to a minimum. At least it tries to explore some themes and characters as well as being an advertisement for all the merchandise.
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