Pokemon's 3D Shorts Return to Theaters with New Ending
posted on 2009-06-04 13:58 EDT by Egan Loo
The first two Pokemon 3D animated film shorts will return to Japanese theaters on October 14 in a Pokemon 3D Adventure double-billing with digital 3D remastering and a different ending for the first short. The 11-minute Mew o Sagase! (Find Mew!) film opened in Japan in 2005 as the first 3D film based on Nintendo's long-running creature-collecting game franchise. The 14-minute Pikachu no Kaitei Daibōken (Pikachu's Great Underwater Adventure) film premiered in the following year, but only in a few theaters such as Akihabara's Tokyo Anime Center.
By contrast, the Pokemon 3D Adventure screenings will run in 23 theaters throughout Japan. According to the official Pokemon website in Japan, the 2009 Mew o Sagase! screenings will have a different ending from the original 2005 screenings. Warner Mycal Cinemas is streaming the teaser trailers for the two shorts' original 2005 and 2006 theatrical runs.
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