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Pokemon: The First Movie is a Japanese anime film, which premiered in Japan in 1998. The movie was released in North American theaters in 1999, and then released on home video in 2000.
Since 1995, the Pokemon media franchise company has been entertaining children. The franchise centers on fictional characters called Pokemon. There are currently over 700 characters who are captured and trained to battle one another, and as they are trained, the characters evolve and grow stronger. In addition to movies, the products of the company include video games, a trading card game, toys, and an animated television series.