Trailer: Netflix and Pokémon team up for Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution
James R | On 22, Jan 2020
Mewtwo will strike back on Netflix this February, as the streaming giant teams up with Pokémon to release its newest animated movie.
The Pokémon Company International will debut the film on Netflix around the world outside of Japan and Korea.
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.
“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,” says Emily Arons, senior vice president of international business at Pokemon.
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?
The film will premiere on Pokémon Day, 27th February. Here’s the trailer:
Pokémon: MewTwo Strikes Back – Evolution is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.