"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" on Netflix

"Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" is the Japanese-produced computer-animated feature directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara, streaming on Netflix February 27, 2020:

"....scientist 'Dr. Fuji' is hired by 'Giovanni', leader of 'Team Rocket', to utilize his expertise in cloning in order to create a living weapon based on an eyelash from legendary 'Pokémon Mew'. 

"Soon after the weapon is created, it gains sentience and is named 'Mewtwo'. Several years later, Mewtwo has fully awakened from a long slumber in a laboratory on 'New Island', and learns of his origin as Mew's clone from Dr. Fuji.

"Infuriated that Fuji and his colleagues see him as nothing more than an experiment, he unleashes his psychic powers and destroys the laboratory, killing Fuji and the rest of the scientists. Giovanni, witnessing the carnage convinces Mewtwo to work with him to hone his powers. 

"However, after Mewtwo learns of his purpose
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Epic New Trailer For Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Debuts

2019 looks set to be the biggest year yet in the history of the Pokémon franchise. We’ve got Detective Pikachu hitting cinemas in less than a month, Pokémon Go still breaking records and the hugely anticipated next full installment in the RPG series Pokémon Sword and Shield. But that’s not all, because we’re also getting a CG remake of Pokémon: The First Movie.

First released in Japan in 1998, the film went on to get a domestic theatrical release in November 1999 and proved to be a global box office hit. Now, 20 years on from its original debut, directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara have reimagined the movie as Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, and today brings our first proper look at it.

Judging by the trailer, the pic seems to be a pretty close recreation of the original plot. But the real draw for fans will be the new 3D CGI aesthetic.
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Annecy unveils 2017 line-up

Annecy unveils 2017 line-up
Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.

French animator and illustrator Arthur de Pin’s child-friendly comedy-horror tale Zombillenium (pictured) - set against the backdrop of an amusement-terror park were the staff are a motley crew of vampires, zombies and werewolves - will open this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, running June 12-17 this year.

It is among nine special event screenings including Pixar’s Cars 3, which will be proceeded by a presentation of footage from Mexico-set, Day of the Dead-inspired drama Coco in the presence of director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina; Despicable Me 3 and The Big Bad Fox And Other Animals.

Zombillenium will also compete in the 10-title feature film competition.

Other contenders for Annecy’s Cristal for best feature film include Iranian director Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, exploring sexuality
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