Pokémon Live! (partially found professional recording footage of musical; 2000-2001)
Pokémon Live was a live action musical based on 4kids & Nintendo's popular Pokémon anime/video game series. 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 July of 2000 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 movie 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 Pokemon HQ.
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 asks his fans to send any info about the DVD release to that account. #FindPokemonlive
Plot[edit | edit source]
Pokémon live tells the story of Ash as he tries to get the "Diamond badge" until they find out it was all a scheme by the series' team rocket crime organizations leader Giovanni. Giovanni plans to create "Mecha Mewtwo" a "Pokémon" that could learn any move of any type to take over the world.