|Directed by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Produced by|| Yukako Matsusako
|Written by||Hideki Sonoda|
|| Rica Matsumoto
|Narrated by||Unsho Ishizuka|
|Box office takings||$34.3 million|
|Predecessor||Jirachi Wish Maker|
|Successor||Lucario & The Mystery of Mew|
|Australia||January 22nd, 2005|
|Europe||July 12th 2006|
|Japan||July 17th, 2004|
|United States||January 22nd, 2005|
Pokemon Destiny Deoxys or as the Japanese title directly translates to: "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys the Visitor" is the Pokemon franchises 7th movie and the second in the Advanced Generation series.
Like the previous films Destiny Deoxys is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda. The starring voice actors remain the ones featured in the anime. The film was originally released in Japanese theaters on July 17th, 2004 and staggered cinema and DVD releases followed in the rest of the world right the way up to July 12th, 2006 when it finally finished releasing across Europe.
Some parts of the Japanese release were cut for international audiences as there were deemed to be a couple of scenes that may have been considered "too intense" for children outside of Japan.
Once more 4Kids Entertainment took charge of producing the English adaptation, while Miramax Films (still a Disney subsidiary at the time) continued with distrubtion duties. The English adaptation debuted on Kids'WB on January 22nd, 2005 and was trimmed down to fit a certain run time. This was pretty major for Kids'WB as a network, giving them their best ratings on anything in two years in the first month of 2005. The DVD release had an extra 15 minutes of footage compared to the one which was broadcast on TV.
For the first time in Pokemon movie history, there was no short animated Pikachu adventure at the beginning and instead more time was given to the main story itself, with the starring characters of the usual movie shorts instead appearing as minor characters in the main story.
The movie acts to compliment Pokemon Season 07 - Advanced Challenge and as such was the first movie to feature a Pokemon from Generation IV, Munchlax.
Cartoon Network have been known to air the movie pretty frequently, like the movies before it. However Toon Disney once again managed to negotiate a showing most probably because of Miramax (the distributors of the English adaptation) being a Disney subsidiary. This was the last time however that Miramax would act as the U.S distributor of a Pokemon Movie, later being succeeded by Viz Media.
There's a lot more to be frightened by when Deoxys shows up and takes control of the city, shutting down the machines and taking everyone captive. One Pokémon that is not amused is the Legendary Rayquaza, and it will do whatever it takes to remove this invader from its territory! Meanwhile, Ash, Tory, and all their friends may be caught in the middle, but they're certainly not out of the fight!
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|