Independent cinema house Cinema ’76 has announced on Wednesday that they will screen Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us starting Thursday.
The popular media franchise’s 21st movie will have a limited screening from Thursday (December 20) to Monday (December 24) at Cinema 2 of Cinema ’76’s Anonas City Center branch in Quezon City. Tickets will cost PHP220 for each person, but the venue will be limited in capacity.
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A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City.
The festival celebrates the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that powers this seaside city. When a series of threats endangers not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon of Fula City, it’ll take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day! Can everyone put aside their differences and work together—or will it all end in destruction?
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is the 21st animated theatrical film of the Pokémon media franchise, and the second of the film reboot series, following Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! released last year.
The anime film premiered in Japanese cinemas on July 13 in 364 theaters, and ranked number 2 in its opening weekend, where it sold about 440 tickets and earned JP¥500 million (about PHP233.48 million)
English-dubbed version of the film was screened in Philippine cinemas on December 5 in most cinemas nationwide, distributed by Reality Entertainment, which lasted for about a week.
The anime movie was directed by Tetsuo Yashima, who previously worked in the sports anime One Outs and 2011 anime series adaptation of Hunter×Hunter, while The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s Aya Takaha and Beelzebub’s Eiji Umehara handled the scripts.
If Her Flag Breaks animation director Shizue Kaneko handled the film’s character designs, which was produced by Oriental Light and Magic and Wit Studio, and distributed by Toho.
The English voice cast will be lead once again by Sarah Natochenny as “Ash Ketchum” (Satoshi) and Ikue Otani as Pikachu.
Reality Entertainment is a local film production company, founded by film director Erik Matti and film producer Dondon Monteverde. The film company is known for producing local films like On The Job, Honor Thy Father, and more recently, BuyBust.
The Infantree, Inc. is the master licensee holder of the Pokémon franchise in the Philippines, who took over the licensing operations earlier this year.