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Pokemon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom to get limited theatrical release in US

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Pirate

Yup, it’s true. After all these years, Pokemon will be on the big screen again. It will be in select theaters on December 3 and 4. It will be the first Pokemon film to go in US theaters since Pokemon Heroes in 2003. This is the 14th feature film in the Pokemon anime franchise, along with Pokemon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram, which both opened in Japan this July as a double feature. It is unknown of the Black version will play in US theaters.

This, as stated before, is the 14th film in the Pokemon anime franchise, and the 1st film in the Pokemon: Black and White sub-series. This film follows Ash, Pikachu, Iris, and Cilan as they arrive Eindoak Town, having come to compete in some competition. But trouble arrives when a madman decides to use the legendary Victini to accomplish something possibly sinister.

The two legendary Pokemon featured in this film are Victini, the victory Pokemon who supposedly has infinite energy, and Zekrom, the Deep Black Pokemon, who can cause storms. Both Pokemon are available in the Pokemon: Black and White video game for the Nintendo DS.

In Japan, both films made over 50 million dollars. In North America, the film distribution will be handled by Cinedigm. Cinedigm also previously helped release Yu-Gi-Oh 3D: Bonds Beyond Time this year.

This film is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Various Pokemon films, OVAs, and TV series) and animated by Oriental Light and Magic (Pokemon, Berserk). In North America, the anime show airs on Cartoon Network on Saturday mornings.

So, will you be seeing this in theaters?

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Pokemon 13 to air on Cartoon Network in February

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Pirate

It has been over a year since Cartoon Network aired the previous Pokemon film, but next year, the 13th will finally air. Pokemon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Phantom Ruler: Zoroark. The film will air on February 5th, at 7:00 PM. The film runs at around 120 minutes. The film revolves around a mysterious new Pokemon, Zoroark, that can create illusions.

This film is part of the large Pokemon franchise, which includes a TCG, books, several manga series, including the surprisingly good Pokemon Adventures, which is licensed by Viz Media, differnt anime series, OVAs, various specials and movies, etc. This film will be the fourth and final film in the Diamond and Pearl series. The first three were Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai, Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, all of which aired on Cartoon Network.

The film was released in Japanese theaters in July 2010, and made over US $47 million dollars. The 14th film will be released in Japanese theaters sometime in 2011. This film was animated by OLM (Oriental Light and Magic), who has also done every other single Pokemon anime, film, OVA, and related anime ever. This film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Pokemon: The First Movie, Weather Report Girl). Movie 14 will most likely air on Cartoon Network in 2012.

You can view the official english trailer here.