Pokémon Strange Journeys: Mystery of the Missing Kid (Fake Movie Collab, YTF43)
NOTE: As the title states, this is not a real movie. You can add your own reasons among other edits or whatever, but please be aware that some edits may be reverted.
Pokémon Strange Journeys: Mystery of the Missing Kid is a 2017 Japanese-American-British animated film and the third and final movie in the Pokémon Strange Journeys film trilogy. It was produced by Satsuki Film Company and released on May 30, 2017, after the fourth season ended. It is a crossover with My Neighbor Totoro.
- Much like the TV series, this movie rehashes elements from other properties. Most of this movie appears to be a re-hash of Monsters, Inc..
- The decision to crossover with My Neighbor Totoro seems questionable, and did we really need Mei being missing again?
- Poor writing, with several plot holes and severe padding (again, like in the TV series), though it's mostly boring in comparison to the previous two films. There aren't even that many semi-decent moments like what those films had.
- It doesn't feel like a Pokémon film at times, as there doesn't seem to be many Pokémon battles or anything that you would expect from the anime.
- Like in the TV series, the narrator says obvious things or things characters are about to say or have already said, however this rarely happens here.
- The art style and animation, while definitely inferior to the source materials, are admittedly nice to look at.
- The voice acting for some characters is fairly decent.
- The music is actually well done.
- Rumor has it that 1happycats Productions and Satsuki Film Company gained interest in the characters from My Neighbor Totoro during the production of this movie, which led them to create The Kusakabes and later on, its spin-off The Ogakis. Both shows were better recieved than Pokémon Strange Journeys.