Jan 10, 2014
Time to look at one of the many shorts that come before the Pokemon movies.
Story: While it's nothing special, it didn't really have to be. It's a 1-time short that just needed a clear beginning, middle, and end, which it did have. While not very engaging, it accomplished what it needed to do.
Art: Considering this comes right before the 2nd Pokemon movie, I'm glad that they didn't try to put a whole lot of focus on making this one look amazing and instead, just went with an art style that makes a lot of things look like they came out of a children's storybook and
also the same art style used for the show. This does work and can actually get some amazing shots, especially when they stumble upon the area where various water Pokemon live and when the giant tree is blowing in the wind.
Sound: Most of the sound is just the various Pokemon voices, which is OK. It's not as ear-grating as it could be and actually sounds beautiful at certain points when a lot of them sing together. There's also a few pretty good songs in this short, so that's always a plus.
Character: Most of the short is spent showing how all of the different Pokemon can live and work together, which is great to see since the show doesn't do episodes like this that often and it's a rarity to see Pokemon do more in the movies besides just battle.
Enjoyment: Taking it at what it is, which is a short about as long as an episode from the show, it's pretty entertaining. While not action packed like the movie that follows, it gets your spirits up before you begin to watch the full length feature.
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