Pokémon Comes to DVD in an All-New Feature-Length Movie Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

Mar 19th 2009
MARCH 31, 2009
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

LOS ANGELES, February 18, 2009 – Today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Pokémon USA,
Inc., announce they are collaborating on the all new Pokémon adventure, Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky
Warrior, which will make its North American DVD premiere March 31, 2009. The DVD is priced at $19.98
MSRP. Preorder close is February 17, 2009.

Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior features the powerful Pokémon Giratina and its epic struggle with
another legendary foe, Dialga. Ash and his companions, characters beloved to Pokémon fans the world
over, become entangled in a dimension-spanning conflict when they befriend the feisty and sharp-witted
Pokémon named Shaymin and stumble upon Giratina's mysterious Reverse World. In the course of the
heroes' thrilling adventure, they meet a helpful researcher as they all try to battle a dangerous villain who
wishes to control Giratina and rule the Reverse World.

“This agreement pairs the phenomenal appeal of one of the biggest children's franchises with Universal's
proven marketing and distribution prowess in the highly competitive family home entertainment arena,” said
Glenn Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family
Productions.

Colin Palmer, Vice President, New York Operations for Pokémon USA, Inc. added, “This is an amazing year
for the Pokémon franchise. We're excited to partner with Universal for the release of Pokémon: Giratina
and the Sky Warrior, a spectacular animated offering for fans who crave further immersion into the
Pokémon universe.”

Since its introduction in 1996, Pokémon has become one of the most popular children's properties in the
world. Pokémon video games have collectively sold more than 186 million units worldwide through
September 2008, while the Pokémon Trading Card game ranks as the #1 collectible trading card game of
all-time. The Pokémon television series is now in its 11th season on Cartoon Network, with the 12th season
scheduled to debut spring 2009. The first 10 feature films have sold more than four million units to-date and
taken in nearly $200 million through theatrical and home entertainment releases.1

1
AC Nielsen DVD POS units extrapolated. YTD '08 through 8/30/08.


SYNOPSIS
Deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, a Pokémon named Shaymin stumbles into the midst of a battle
between two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Giratina. While it watches, Shaymin is thrust into a mysterious
realm known as Reverse World, which is an alternate world that is somehow related to the real world. Their
subsequent adventures bring them back and forth between the two worlds they inhabit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Street Date: March 31, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63109499
Price: $19.98 MSRP
Running time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0

www.Pokémon.com/PokemonGiratinaMovie/

About USHE
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios
(www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media
and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and
information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal
Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks,
a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations
group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20%
controlled by Vivendi Universal.


About Pokémon USA
Pokémon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of
Asia which includes licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, an animated TV series, the
Pokémon Trading Figure Game, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was
launched in Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo's Game BoyTM and has since evolved into a global cultural
phenomenon. Pokémon was introduced in North America in 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy
and entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.Pokémon.com.

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