Pokemon movie heading for theatrical release


The Pokemon Company has revealed that the upcoming Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us will be getting a limited release in cinemas.

The keeper of the Pokemon flame said: “Today, The Pokémon Company International announced that it is once again partnering with Fathom Events to bring a new animated film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, to select cinemas in multiple territories as a limited theatrical release. The agreement with Fathom Events, the recognized leader in event cinema distribution, follows a successful cinema event collaboration last year that showcased Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! and garnered strong attendance worldwide.”

The Pokemon Company also released some details about the movie’s storyline: “Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us follows Ash and Pikachu as they join forces with a diverse new cast of characters to rescue a seaside town from a series of threatening incidents. Filled with unique challenges and thrilling Pokémon battles, and set during a festival celebrating the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, this heartwarming film illustrates the value of teamwork and putting aside each other’s differences.”

JC Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International, said: “Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us gives fans and families an opportunity to come together in witnessing new plotlines, characters, and settings unfold in the Pokémon world. We can’t wait to bring the magic of Pokémon to life on the big screen again with Fathom Events’ expertise in event cinema.”

Precise details of which territories and cinemas will be showing Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us have not yet been released, but Fathom Events says: “More information on the cinema events, including participating movie theatres, screening dates and ticketing, will be available soon.” The company suggests fans visit its website to sign up for updates. And you might want to keep an eye on The Pokemon Company’s website, too.