Netflix to Release New Animated Pokémon Movie

A new animated movie based on the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world outside of Japan and Korea on Pokémon Day, Feb. 27, Netflix and The Pokémon Company International announced.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back — Evolution will feature a new CGI style to animated Pokémon movies and is inspired by one of the most popular stories in the long-running franchise.

“The ubiquitous reach and expert team at Netflix make them the perfect partner to bring this special animated movie to kids and fans around the world,” Emily Arons, SVP of international business at the Pokémon Company International, said in a statement. “Netflix is the ideal platform to help us execute a global simultaneous launch of an animated Pokémon movie on Pokémon Day, a special moment dedicated to celebrating the worldwide Pokémon fan community.”

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In the movie, when researchers discover and exploit a fossil of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, they unleash a creation that goes against the very laws of nature: Mewtwo, a Legendary Pokémon intended for use as a tool of destruction. But as Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge, and Ash, Pikachu and their friends find themselves at the center of its rampage.


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