International theatrical plans for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! announced

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  • Monday, July 31, 2017

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The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events have announced that they will be partnering up to release the dub for 20th Pokémon movie outside of Asia.

I Choose You! will get a two-day theatrical release from Nov. 5-6 in select international markets. While currently unavailable, the fans can purchase tickets from Fathom Events' official website at a later date. Furthermore, the details about screening locations, times, and special offers are also yet to be announced.

The press release describes the movie as:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.
  -- author  

Comment from Colin Palmer, the Vice President of Marketing at The Pokémon Company International:

As an origin story, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is the perfect way for a new generation of Pokémon fans to experience the beginning of Ash and Pikachu’s friendship, and it offers longtime fans an exciting new look into the start of their epic adventures. We’re excited to work with Fathom Events, whose expertise in unique theatrical event activations will offer families and fans the opportunity to come together and experience the excitement of Pokémon animation on the big screen.
  -- Colin Palmer  

Fathom Events also expressed their pleasure in partnering up with the Pokémon company:

Fathom Events is thrilled to work with The Pokémon Company International to bring Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! to the U.S. and international event cinema markets. We can’t wait to deliver a high-caliber Pokémon cinema event that fans around the world won’t want to miss.
  -- Fathom Events CEO-elect Ray Nutt  

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! was released in Japanese theaters on July 15. In addition, a preview screening for the movie was held in Paris as a part of this year's Japan Expo, which was attended by both Kunihiko Yuyama and Rica Matsumoto. If you are interested in the sales numbers and its overall performance in the Japanese market, you can check out Dogasu's Backpack.