Few franchises are bigger globally than the Pokemon franchise.he phenomenal juggernaut has taken the world by storm in multiple formats covering everything from games to trading cards, bed sheets to cartoons and of course, mobile gaming. One aspect of Pokemon’s global conquest that is generally overlooked in the west is the theatrical releases.
It might surprise you to know that this November sees the release of the 20th Pokemon movie in the franchise! The new animated film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is coming to movie theaters around the world for two days this November. The film was originally released in Japan back in July to massive success and topped the charts in its open weekend, but up until now, there were no plans to release it outside of Asia.
The Pokémon Company International announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Fathom Events, for international theatrical rights to the highly anticipated movie outside of Asia.
“As an origin story, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is the perfect way for a new generation of Pokémon fans to experience the beginning of Ash and Pikachu’s friendship, and it offers longtime fans an exciting new look into the start of their epic adventures,” said Colin Palmer, VP of Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We’re excited to work with Fathom Events, whose expertise in unique theatrical event activations will offer families and fans the opportunity to come together and experience the excitement of Pokémon animation on the big screen.”
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will be shown in movie theaters for two days only, on Sunday 5 November and Monday 6 November 2017, in select international markets. More details, including screening times and special offers, will be available soon. We have no doubt that this movie release will tie into the massively popular Pokemon GO in some way but just exactly how remains to be seen.
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