Throwback Thursdays: Pokémon: The First Movie

pokemon_the_first_movieSummer is upon us, and that means driving around with music blasting and windows down. My car doesn’t have an AUX jack, so I have to go a little bit old-school by digging old CDs out or burning new ones, and one of my favorite things to drive to is my copy of the Pokémon: The First Movie soundtrack. I was listening to it the other day when I realized I had this post to write, and it was a quick jump from there to throw this Thursday back to the source: Pokémon: The First Movie.

After a brief scrap with and some deeply worrying grinding noises from my old VCR, I got our old, much-loved copy of this 1998 movie to start up. Even the trailers were a blast from the past—a Mary-Kate and Ashley movie, a Batman Beyond straight-to-VHS offering, and even an ad for the soundtrack. The movie itself doesn’t begin right away after that—rather there’s the brief and silly short Pikachu’s Vacation.

Then, finally, we get to the good stuff.

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