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Remastered Pokemon: The First Movie Airs This Saturday On Cartoon Network

The Pokemon Company has reconfirmed that a visually updated Pokemon: The First Movie is coming this Saturday to Cartoon Network. The digitally remastered version of the film will air January 4th at 8:30 a.m. in all U.S. time zones. The movie, which was originally released in 1998, marks Ash and Pikachu’s cinematic debut, along with Misty, Brock, Team Rocket and the Legendary Mewtwo.

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      1. True lol. I used to watch the Kirby, Yugioh, Sonic, etc. cartoons on WB11 in the mornings when I was a kid!

      1. My favorite of all movies are the Lucario movie tied with Celebi’s…

      2. I liked it when the movies had very simple narrative such as the first few had. like: “I’m Mewtwo, I hate being an experiment and I am in need of someone as strong as I am, anyone else I will destroy”

      1. Oh, so you’ve survived the trials to Omega Pirate status? Most of the test subjects had to be put down due to them attacking everything in sight…

      2. Indeed I have…

        I now have the status of a Pirate Commander and the power of the Omega Pirate combined with Red Phazite transformed into Red Phazon…

        The same high energy Phazon found at the Impact Crater…

      3. Fortunately for her we are now in the same team as we both belong to the great empire of Nintendo…

        We must unite to destroy the Xbot menace…

      1. I was 20 when this first came out, : /

        Still, I fail to see the point of this remastered version? The original was perfectly ok. But it sucks that it’s on the Cartoon Network. One channel I don’t get. Oh well.

      2. Maybe to attract the new generation that loves “graphics” too much these days…

  1. If it has the same visual style as pokemon origin, then fine. But if it has the visual style of the new anime, then fuck it.

  2. I’ll be watching it! But now I wonder if the original film trilogy will be getting a home media re-release… I’d love to have ’em all on Blu-ray. In Widescreen. :)

  3. Sooo nostalgic… I remember hearing the extended intro theme at the movies… what an exciting moment that was!!

  4. I guess this is a chance for anybody who hasn’t seen it to watch it, but I am going to pass. I watched it in theaters back when it first came out, bought it on VHS, and watched the crap out of it as a kid.

  5. The only annoying thing with Pokemon and Japanese games in general are the nonstop characters that says their names or attacks all the bloody time!

    Like Cyndaquil in the anime, please be quiet!!!

    Hurts my ears!

      1. Indeed…

        At least your voice isn’t as high-pitched ear shattering as some Pokemon’s…

  6. They announced that, and virtually all the responses were: “We don’t care, we want Pokémon Bank.”

    Priorities…

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