Pokemon: The First Movie - Introduction
"You Have Been Summoned To The Ultimate Pokemon Showdown!"
The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokemon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokemon. Determined to prove its superiority, Mewtwo lures Ash, Pikachu and the others into a Pokemon match like none before. Mewtwo vs. Mew. Super clones cs. Pokemon. It's the ultimate showdown...with the very future of the world at stake!
Ketchum and his fellow Pokémon trainers, Misty and Brock,
are about to embark on a great adventure-the continuing quest to become
the greatest Pokémon masters of all time!
Pokémon, the worldwide phenomenon which
began as a hand-held video game and virtually exploded across the globe
in every form from trading cards to the number one rated television
kids' show on the Kids' WB!, hits the big screen with an exciting adventure
about the greatest Pokémon battle yet.
"Pokémon: The First Movie" follows Ash and Pikachu
and their pals to a remote island where they are lured into a massive
Pokémon battle which will take all their courage and skill.
In the ultimate showdown on New Island, the rare and legendary Pokémon
Mew must do battle with the bio-engineered Mewtwo, a master trainer
and the world's most powerful Pokémon.
Let the match begin! Kids' WB! presents a 4Kids Entertainment Production,
the American adaptation of "Pokémon: The First Movie"
is written by Norman J. Grossfeld, Michael Haigney and John Touhey with
voice direction by Michael Haigney. Norman J. Grossfeld, President of
4Kids Productions, is the Producer. The animated film is directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama and produced by Choji Yoshikawa, Tomoyuki Igarashi and
Takemoto Mori. The film written by Takeshi Shudo is based on characters
created by Satoshi Tajiri. It is distributed by Warner Bros. Family
Entertainment, A Time Warner Entertainment Company. A brand new Pokémon,
Donphan, makes his debut in "Mewtwo Strikes Back," the episodic
feature of "Pokémon: The First Movie."
Additionally, a short called "Pikachu's Vacation," starring
Ash's furry pal Pikachu, the most charming and beloved Pokémon
of them all, makes its American debut along with the feature-length
film. "Pikachu's Vacation" introduces two new Pokémon,
Snub Bull and Marill.
*Extract from "Making of the Movie" from the Pokemon: The First Movie website.*