International Title:
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Japanese Title:
Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo Strikes Back
US Title:
Pokémon: The First Movie
Alternate Title:
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back
 
Production: TV Tokyo / Shopro / JR Kikaku
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1998 75 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Warner Bros
US Release Date US Running Time
1999 75 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Writing credits Takeshi Shudo
Produced by Tomoyuki Igarashi, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Alfred Kahn, Takashi Kawaguchi, Tetsu Kayama, Takaaki Kii, Masakazu Kubo, Takashi Miura, Takemoto Mori, Katsuhito Yamauchi, Noriyuki Yoshida, Choji Yoshikawa
Music by Shinji Miyazaki, Rica Matsumoto, Sachiko Kobayashi
Film Editing by Toshio Henmi, Yutaka Ita
Production Design by Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Assistant Directors Masamitsu Hidaka, Kiyotaka Isako
Cast
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Mewtwo Masachika Ichimura
Kasumi Mayumi Iizuka
Kenji Tomokazu Seki
Musashi, Team Rocket Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro, Team Rocket Shinichiro Miki
Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Takeshi Yuji Ueda
Scientists Katsuyuki Konishi, Chiyako Shibahara
Narrator Unsho Ishizuka
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Mew, Mewtwo N/A
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office, Soundtrack

Box Office
Release Date: July 18th, 1998 (Japan)
Distribution Earning: ¥4,150,000,000 / $29,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: November 10th, 1999 (US)
Opening Weekend: $31,036,678 (US, 3,043 Theaters)
Total: $85,744,662 (US)

DVDs
Region 1 Pokémon: The First Movie Warner Bros (2000)
Region 1 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mini DVD Warner Bros (2004)
Region 1 Pokémon: The First Three Movies Warner Bros (2009)
Region 2 Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo Strikes Back Media Factory (2000)

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