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    POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Event Photos

    Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, co-stars in the upcoming live-action Pokémon film, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU, take a selfie in front of a massive Pikachu balloon. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures #DetectivePikachuMovie Warner Bros. Pictures has released photos from a promotional event, held the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, for their upcoming live-action movie, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. The film will be released in the summer of 2019. Warner Bros. Pictures will handle distribution of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU outside Japan. Toho will distribute in Japan, as it has done in its partnership with Legendary on the blockbuster monster reboot for GODZILLA.

    During the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, introduces Rob Letterman, director of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Director Rob Letterman shares his excitement to work with The Pokémon Company to deliver the first-ever live-action Pokémon film. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Justice Smith, who plays Tim in POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Kathryn Newton, who plays Lucy in the film, smiles at the more than 5,000 fans attending the 2018 Pokémon World Championships. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Rob Letterman, joined onstage by Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, get fans excited to record battle chants at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships. The recordings will be featured in POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU, giving fans a unique opportunity to be a part of the movie. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Rob Letterman, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton unveiled the official movie title and logo for the upcoming live-action Pokémon film. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo /Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.
    Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton give Pikachu a friendly hug. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.

    About Warner Bros. Pictures

    Warner Bros. Pictures has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force in the industry. Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It further monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by others. Current multi-faceted co-financing joint ventures include those with Village Roadshow Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures also has a distribution, co-financing deal with Alcon Entertainment.

    About Legendary Entertainment

    Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world`s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.

    About The Pokémon Company

    The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996, and today is one of the most popular children`s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit pokemon.com.

    About Toho

    Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.


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