The official site announced that two classic Pokémon movies have made their way to certain online stores in North America. These two films, Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, are now available for digital purchase and rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, and the Google Play store in the US. For Canadians, these two movies are sold only on Google Play and iTunes.
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew marks the anime (and, by extension, North American) debut of Lucario, Mime Jr., Bonsly, and Weavile. It’s also the final English movie to feature the original voice cast from TAJ Productions and 4Kids Entertainment (Veronica Taylor as Ash and May, Eric Stuart as Brock and James, etc.). In this film, Ash must team up with a time-lost Lucario as they search for Pikachu and Meowth, who’ve been sent back to a mysterious tree by the even-more mysterious Mew.
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea features the anime debut of the mythical Manaphy, as well as the first time the movies have crossed over with the Pokémon Ranger games. Together, our heroes and Manaphy must discover the secret of the Temple of the Sea while thwarting the evil pirate known only as Phantom. It’s also the first movie to feature the current voice cast of the English show.
Fans of the Japanese dub are out of luck, however: these two films are English dub only.
Which one is your favourite? Personally, I’m glad Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is getting more love, as it’s one of my favourites. Hearing Sean Schemmel as the voice of Lucario considering he’s Goku in the American dub of Dragonball Z…that’s so meta.
Source: The Official Pokémon Website