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Japanese Mini-Movie 3: "Pichuu to Pikachuu"
Japanese Air Date: July 8th, 2000
American Air Date: April 6th, 2001
Important Places: Millennium Town (no dub name)
in Millenium Town when they let their pokemon out for a while to
Satoshi tells them that he'll return when both the hands on the clock
straight (six o'clock). The pokemon are playing when Pikachu
two Pichu brothers, playing near a ledge! Pikachu goes after them
to save them, but by the time it reaches the two pokemon they are
out of danger. Pikachu notices that the two Pichu want to play
Satoshi-tachi's other pokemon, but since they can't hear the little
pokemon, Pikachu realizes that they must go to them. The Pichu
how to get to the other pokemon, so Pikachu follows them throughout the
city. They are sidetracked after being chased by a Derubiru for a
while, but a giant tire structure falls on the dog pokemon!
and the two Pichu, along with the other pokemon in the area, work
to save Derubiru and prevent the mound of tires from collapsing.
Pikachu and the Pichu resume their journey, and Pikachu arrives just as
soon as the clock strikes six. Pikachu says goodbye to the two
just as Satoshi calls everyone in for a party! It's a celebration
of the anniversary of the day Pikachu and Satoshi met! All the
enjoy delicious foods as the short comes to a close.
Pichu, Derubiru, Yamikarasu, and Upaa keep their Japanese voices.
In the dub, the camera zooms out past the clouds and the short's title ("Pikachu and Pichu") dances on the screen while Pikachu and the two Pichu appear at the bottom of the screen to do their scene transition. 4Kids basically copied the little animation of Pikachu and the two Pichu from the Japanese opening and pasted it on the dub's title screen.
I don't even know why 4Kids did this. They kept the opening theme to the other mini-movies, so why remove it from this one? Were they really so pressed for time that they didn't have the time to get a song together for the opening?
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