Pokémon Live (DVD release; 2000-2001)


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Pokémon Live was a live-action musical based on 4kids & Nintendo's popular Pokémon anime/video game series. The show was produced by Radio City Entertainment, 4kids, and Nintendo.

It used live action actors for both characters and Pokémon, albeit some exceptions with string controlled characters. It ran from 2000-2001 and was 90 minutes long.

This musical was shown on stages for a long time and was teased to have a home video release in September of 2000 or July 2001 on 4kids Pokémon site at the time of the original performances. However, a home media release was never released and is nowhere to be found. It's not on Netflix or other streaming services, but apparently, the production stage manager Chris Mitchell has it on DVD. Unfortunately, all he has recorded is low-quality footage as it was all he could get and his other recordings of the show are said to be worse. We know now that it was filmed in Chicago the last week it was playing but never got released. Chris has tried to get it on DVD but to no avail. It is said to be lost in the archives at Pokémon HQ after it was shot and is unknown why it was never released to DVD or VHS

On 4/29/16 YouTube personality and Pokémon fan Chadtronic made a video on his YouTube channel called "LET'S FIND POKEMON LIVE" where he talks about this shows disappearance. He encourages a search using the hashtag "#FindPokemonLive" and made a Gmail account called FindPokemonLive@Gmail.com and encourages his fans to send any info about the DVD release to that account. UPDATE: The script was leaked online, and somebody by the name of Cheerio_Orange had found footage of the actor that played Brock talk about the DVD release at the 20:05 mark to the 20:17 mark in the behind the scenes overview Chadtronic commented on the video with the ever so appropriate word "LIES". Chad even said that 4kids did what George Lucas wanted to do with the Star Wars Holiday Special by making it unavailable to the world. This play was an important part of cartoon media, and we need to find this not just so Chad can make a video making fun of it but for all the Pokémon fans that want to relive memories and fans that want to see it or the first time.

Plot

Pokémon live tells the story of Ash, Misty, and Brock as they journey to get the much sought after "Diamond badge" until they find out it was all a scheme by the series' team rocket crime organisations leader Giovanni. Giovanni plans to create "MechaMew2" a "Pokémon" that could learn any move of any type to take over the world.

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Aranea

7 months ago
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Yeah, from what I heard there were a few bootlegs floating around.

You can still get the soundtrack... but only at Nintendo World, it seems. I went to NYC quite a few years ago, and even though I had to do a little bit of searching, it was there.
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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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Do you think we should go after Nintendo, 4Kids, or the big Nintendo store at NYC?
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Aranea

7 months ago
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Well, I was only able to find the soundtrack there. And that was in 2007. So idk if they're even still selling CDs.
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Mrkoolnerd

6 months ago
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i saw this not the dvd or vhs release the live showing of it it wasn't where this was filmed though i don't think it's worth finding it's terrible
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Afrin

6 months ago
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In méxico they filmed the show (with mexican cast) and aired it on national tv "Canal 5" but also that one is lost
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Bman78

4 months ago
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I also heard of a Portuguese and Belgian Dutch versions as well, and I had a shoutbox conversation months ago saying that there are possible releases of those that were shelved. I do know that there was footage of the Portuguese one that got taken down years ago.
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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Not to offend anyone, but this article starts off great but then degenerates into a ramble
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TeridaxXD001

4 days ago
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How is this "found" if it's specifically about the professionally-recorded version?
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LoserAtFinding

3 days ago
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(This article is kind of a mess so I can't tell if it's even talking about a "professionally-recorded version" or not but don't tell anyone I said that shhh)
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