Netflix acquires streaming rights to ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution’

MUMBAI: Netflix and The Pokémon Company International have announced that the newest animated movie based on the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world outside of Japan and Korea.

The newest CGI animated Pokémon movie will debut exclusively on Netflix on Pokémon Day, 27th February. ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution’ welcomes a new CGI style to animated Pokémon movies and is inspired by one of the most popular stories in the long-running franchise.

Netflix acquires streaming rights to 'Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution'“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,” said The Pokémon Company International SVP of international business 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.”

Synopsis: 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. But as Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge—and 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?

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