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Hulu in deal for Pokemon series

MUMBAI: OTT service provider Hulu is offering some Pokémon titles through its services ‘Hulu Kids’ and ‘Hulu Plus’.

Pokémon is one of the largest entertainment franchises in the world, selling more than 245 million video games, shipping more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards, and featuring a library of more than 700 animation episodes and 16 full-length animated films.

Hulu Plus subscribers can now enjoy the first season of the ‘Diamond And Pearl’ story arc, with three additional seasons coming soon. There is also the four-part ‘Pokémon Origins’ animated special as well as the feature-length animated movie ‘Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai’.

Three other movies ‘Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior’, ‘Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life’ and ‘Pokémon Zoroark: Master of Illusions’ launch later on Hulu Plus. Pokémon fans will also be able to catch the first two episodes from the recent animated season, ‘Pokémon the Series: XY’, which is based on the recently launched blockbuster video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Everyone in the U.S. can now visit Hulu Kids and instantly stream The ‘Pokémon Origins’ animated special. There are also five episodes from the first season of the ‘Diamond and Pearl’ story arc.

More episodes from the ‘Diamond and Pearl’ story arc will launch soon, as well as the first two episodes of ‘Pokémon the Series: XY’.

Animated content on Hulu and Hulu Plus will first be available in English, and most content will follow in Latin American Spanish soon after.

Named after the video game titles on which they are based, the Diamond & Pearl seasons follow Ash and Pikachu as they travel the Sinnoh region, meeting new friends like Dawn and Piplup and running into longtime friends like Brock, as they prepare to take on the Sinnoh League.

Pokémon Origins is a four-part animated special that tells the story of the very first Pokémon video games, ‘Pokémon Red Version’ and ‘Pokémon Blue Version’. As the hero, Red, sets off from Professor Oak’s laboratory to explore the Kanto region, he’ll encounter the iconic and villainous Team Rocket, battle his rival Blue, and challenge the Pokémon League.