Cineplex Events, in partnership with Fathom Events and The Pokémon Company International, will screen "Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us", based on the globally popular 'Pokémon' brand, November 24 and 26, with additional screenings in select markets November 25, 28 and December 1, 2018:
"...'Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us' tells a new story of 'Ash' and 'Pikachu', as they team up with diverse characters to face unique challenges and thrilling Pokémon battles, in this heartwarming film that illustrates the value of teamwork..."
'Pokémon' aka 'Pocket Monsters' in Japan, is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. The franchise copyright is shared by all three companies, with Nintendo as the sole owner of the trademark.
The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, as a pair of video games for the original 'Game Boy', focusing on 'Pokémon' creatures and their human 'Pokémon Trainers' who catch and battle each other for sport.
Pokémon is now the highest-grossing billion dollar media franchise of all time, including the world's top-selling toy brand, best-selling trading card game (with over 25.7 billion cards sold), a video game franchise with more than 300 million copies sold and over 800 million mobile downloads of the most successful TV series based on a video game, with 20 seasons and over 1,000 episodes.
"We are delighted to bring fans and families the exciting opportunity to see the newest animated 'Pokémon' adventure on the big screen," said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Cineplex Events.
"Through our longstanding partnership with Fathom Events we have been able to bring exclusive event cinema programming to Canadian audiences and are looking forward to delivering more cinematic experiences for the whole family to enjoy."
"We are thrilled to work with The Pokémon Company International to bring another exciting and new 'Pokémon' adventure to cinemas this fall," said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. "These cinematic events provide an opportunity for fans to catch up with their favorite characters, and for a whole new audience of movie-goers to discover Pokémon..."
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