Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! heads to cinemas

Jade Burke

By Jade Burke

August 1st 2017 at 3:46PM
UPDATED August 2nd 2017 at 9:40AM
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! heads to cinemas

‘As an origin story, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is the perfect way for a new generation of Pokémon fans to experience the beginning of Ash and Pikachu’s friendship,’ says The Pokémon Company’s Colin Palmer.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is heading to cinemas for two days this November.

The Pokémon Company has entered into an agreement with Fathom Events for international theatrical rights to the anticipated movie outside of Asia.

The new movie is an origins story that focuses on Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh.

“As an origin story, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is the perfect way for a new generation of Pokémon fans to experience the beginning of Ash and Pikachu’s friendship, and it offers longtime fans an exciting new look into the start of their epic adventures,” said Colin Palmer, VP of marketing at The Pokémon Company International.

“We’re excited to work with Fathom Events, whose expertise in unique theatrical event activations will offer families and fans the opportunity to come together and experience the excitement of Pokémon animation on the big screen.”

Pokémon the Movie will hit cinema screens on November 5th and November 6th, 2017.

Ray Nutt CEO of Fathom Events, added: “Fathom Events is thrilled to work with The Pokémon Company International to bring Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! to the US and international event cinema markets.

“We can’t wait to deliver a high-caliber Pokémon cinema event that fans around the world won’t want to miss.”