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Pokemon Movie: I Choose You!
Two of the most popular characters from the Pokemon series meet for the first time in this animated origin story, narrated by Rodger Parsons and directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. Ash (voiced by Sarah Natochenny) encounters Pikachu (Ikue Otani) for the first time and they embark on an epic adventure to track down the legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh. En route, the plucky pair encounters some familiar faces including Jessie (Michele Knotz) and Meowth (Carter Cathcart) as well as trainers Verity and Sorrel. Ash and Pikachu also cross paths with a mythical Pokemon called Marshadow and take part in bruising battles that test their burgeoning friendship. Before screenings, there will be a selection of animated shorts featuring Pikachu, Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as episodes of Pokemon Generations and Who's The Pokemon? trivia. There will also be a montage of the previous animated Pokemon movies accompanied by a newly recorded version of the theme song. While stocks last, cinemagoers will receive a never before seen Pokemon trading card featuring Ash's Pikachu wearing its trainer's hat and a QR Code that unlock an in-game event for two forthcoming videogame releases.