Anime: Pokémon: The First Movie
The very first movie
in the Pokémon
series of films. Because it certainly wasn't going to be the last
, so why mince words?
A team of scientists creates Mewtwo, a superior clone of legendary Pokémon Mew. Angry at having been created to serve and be used by humans, he decides he's Gotta Kill 'em All
It should be noted that this Pokémon movie is one of the few that has real plot significance to the series,note
having plot elements set up throughout the first season of the show. Furthermore there is a made-for-television sequel called Pokemon Mewtwo Returns
that continues the plotline and themes.
The film came packaged with a short called Pikachu's Vacation
, which featured the Pokémon enjoying themselves in a holiday resort without the presence of any human characters, the only actual dialogue coming from Meowth and the Pokédex narrator.
The film was blasted by critics, particularly for it's hypocritical "no fighting" plot, but went over well commercially and with the general audience, turning a huge profit for studio.
This movie provides examples of: