Oct 28, 2016 03:25 PM EDT
The ‘Pokemon: The First Movie’ Returns To Theaters; Original Movie Will Include ‘Pikachu’s Vacation,’ ‘The Origin of Mewtwo,’ ‘Mewtwo Strikes Back’
With the Pokemon Company honoring its 20th anniversary of the successful Pokemon franchise, as a part of its celebration, the company decided to bring back the very first "Pokemon" film to selected theaters for a limited engagement.
As stated on the official Pokemon website, Pokemon fans and enthusiasts from all walks of life are invited to watch the "Pokemon: First Movie" to be shown at over 200 Cinemark theaters on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The show schedules are at 12 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, while presale tickets are available now for only five dollars per screening.
The movie explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo turned into a monster that seeks superiority and power. After Mewtwo's reveal on its plan for domination by creating powerful clones of Pokémon creatures, Ash confronts the mechanical Pokemon and vows to save his friends and other Pokemon.
Along with the movie, another short film, "Pikachu's Vacation," will also be released in theaters for two nights in October and November, which should deliver even more Pokémon fun to viewers.
Produced by Nintendo and 4Kids Entertainment, the English-language version of "Pokemon: The First Movie" was first released in North America on Nov. 10, 1999. According to Blasting News, the movie consists of three segments - "Pikachu's Vacation," a 21-minute feature focusing mainly on Pikachu; "The Origin of Mewtwo," a 10-minute prologue to the main feature; and "Mewtwo Strikes Back," the 75-minute main film feature.
The original "Pokemon" movie was a box office hit worldwide, topping the box office charts in its first-day opening weekend and grossing $163.6 million worldwide against only a $30 million dollar budget. To date, the movie has made a whopping $414 million worldwide, making it the fourth highest-grossing animated film worldwide.
In addition to the Pokemon movie title and segments, music fans will also enjoy a number of period soundtrack selections from the 90's, plus brand new songs written by Vitamin C and Christina Aguilera.
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