Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, Primeworks Studios and Monsta, a subsidiary brand under the famous animation production company, Animonsta Studio, collaborate to bring back the onstage memories onto the silver screens in Malaysia. A premiere screening has been held for ‘Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!’ for the guests and media partners at MBO Starling Mall, Damansara Utama on 2nd December 2017.
We are fortunate and thankful to be invited by Animonsta as one of their media partners andbeing given the chance to watch it on MBO’s Big Screen before it’s released to public.
The cheerful event is livened up by the die-hard fans who came to see their childhood friend, Pikachu. The lovable mascot was also present during the premiere screening event and entertained the guests with its significant Pikachu dance.
“This is the 20th Pokémon Movie and it is special because it brings back the story of the 1st generation with a newer essence to the appeal towards all audiences ranging from the older groups who watched the original series 20 years ago to children now. We hope that everyone, families, friends and even couples will be able to enjoy the movie,” says Susumu Fukunaga, the Corporate Officer of the Pokémon Company.
‘Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!’ Tells the stories before the blooming of a friendship between two unlikely friends, Ash and Pikachu. It all starts with a world that is inhabited by mysterious and powerful creatures called Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon for short. For eternity, both humans and Pokémon have interacted, befriended and fought alongside each other in tournaments.
In a small town called Pallet Town in the Kanto region, a brash 10-year old trainer named Ash Ketchum dreams of becoming a Pokémon Trainer to travel across the world and earn the title of “Pokémon Master”. However, when he is late to pick up his first Pokémon from the town’s local Professor and ends up with an unruly Pikachu, his life as a Pokémon Trainer begins in a rather fun but challenging way as Ash must forge his bond with his new friend as well as discover the secrets of the world they’re living in.
As Ash begins to earn Pikachu’s trust on the first day of their journey together, they witness the Legend Pokémon Ho-Oh fly overhead. They pick up one of its feathers and from there, Ash and Pikachu promise to find Ho-Oh again as they travel the Kanto region, meeting new friends, Sorrel and Verity, on Ash’s journey to become a Pokémon Master.
‘Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You’ is coming to selected cinemas nationwide starting 7th December 2017.
Have a look at the trailer!