Pokémon Day, February 27, will mark the streamer’s exclusive release of the popular franchise’s newest CGI animated movie.
Netflix and The Pokémon Company International have announced that Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, the newest animated movie based on the popular franchise, will premiere globally on February 27 (outside of Japan and Korea). The film welcomes a new CGI style to animated Pokémon movies and is inspired by one of the most popular stories in the long-running franchise.
“The ubiquitous reach and expert team at Netflix make them the perfect partner to bring this special animated movie to kids and fans around the world,” commented The Pokémon Company International SVP, Emily Arons. “Netflix is the ideal platform to help us execute a global simultaneous launch of an animated Pokémon movie on Pokémon Day, a special moment dedicated to celebrating the worldwide Pokémon fan community.”
In the film, when researchers discover and exploit a fossil of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, they unleash a creation that goes against the very laws of nature: Mewtwo, a Legendary Pokémon intended for use as a tool of destruction. As Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge - Ash, Pikachu, and their friends find themselves at the center of its rampage! With the future of the Pokémon world at stake, will our heroes be able to overcome Mewtwo’s challenge…and will Mewtwo be able to find a new meaning for its life?