Pokemon Heroes - Latias & Latios (movie)
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When the 5th Pocket Monsters film came to America(known as Pokemon Heroes) in April of 2003, Miramax gave it a limited release with VERY minimal advertising, causing it to make little money in the theatres just like with the 4th film. The short film was not featured, again.
Alto Mare, the setting, was modeled after three islands of Venice. Some of the people who does the Pokemon anime visited there for a vacation in 2001 before the release of the 4th movie. It appears that they wanted something like Venice at the time, but didn't have enough time to put it in the 4th movie (though if you notice, the architecture of the town in the beginning is similar to that of Alto Mare). One of the islands contain a Roman Catholic church(?), that is the basis of the building with the fossils and the large machine.
There is a picture of The Collector, the villan of the 2nd movie inside a book durring the ending credits.
Images of legendary Pokémon from previous movies are hidden in this movie. Mewtwo is on a child's drawing when Ash is chasing Latias, while later on a painting of Lugia can be seen (though it's almost cut off the American DVD due to the fullscreen format). When Team Rocket is looking over a bridge, there's an emblem of Entei, and Celebi is in a mosiac Ash sees as he enters the Secret Garden.
The American DVD cuts out the beginning legend about Latios and Latias saving Alto Mare from a terrible flooding and instead makes us believe that an evil trainer sent a Kabutops and Aerodactyl to attack the city and it was saved by Latios and Latias. The DVD also comes with an extreme blue tint, darkening the entire picture severely.
the enemies in the english dub, annie and oakley are a playoff on the name annie oakley a old western outlaw.
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