Pokemon: The First Movie

1999, Movie, G, 75 mins

Pokemon: The First Movie
Okay, so it's anime, which gives it a certain built-in cultural cachet. And yes, the target audience is once and future eight-year-olds, which means it's sort of silly to criticize it for being anything other than what it is. All that said, it's pretty hard to sit through this feature-length expansion of the wildly popular kids cartoon series without having dire thoughts about late 20th century capitalism's apparently boundless ability to make people buy utter crap. The movie per se is preceded by "Pikachu's Vacation," a short cartoon in the style of the Pokemon TV show. What's it about? Hard to say, but we can stipulate that it features several pokemon — unbea...
Released: 1999 Rated: G Length: 75 mins

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