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The Rise of Darkrai TV Premiere

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I just swiped the TV from my little brother a minute ago to watch Cartoon Network (the first time I've ever done that ^_^), and as soon as the DP anime went on commercial, they aired a much-anticipated(?) preview of the 10th Pokemon movie, The Rise of Darkrai.

Of course they had a series of awesome clips and such from the movie, but what surprised me the most was the end: The movie is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network February 24, 2008 at 7 p.m. (US EST). Would it really air on TV a month before it goes to theaters?
 
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Maybe it's just a sneak peak. No way it can be on TV before it goes to theatres!
 
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I think they did the same with the Manaphy movie, airing it quite a while before it was released on DVD? I guess to hype it. I don't think it would have any negative effects, like less sales for the DVD.
 
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We got to hear the voices of the critical characters, although Tonio only speaks one line. They sound good.
 
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Did that guy say 'theaters'? THEATERS? If I interpret that correctly, that would mean that Pokemon is back in American movie theaters! Hooray! Either that, or I'm misinterpreting this.
 
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Lickilicky was mute!

That was a fine trailer they showed, very exciting.
 
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Wait, so this movie's really going to be in theatres?
 
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Did that guy say 'theaters'? THEATERS? If I interpret that correctly, that would mean that Pokemon is back in American movie theaters! Hooray! Either that, or I'm misinterpreting this.
Man, I'm just praying this is true. I had pretty much given up on PUSA giving the new movie a theatre run, but if what that guy said is true, I'll be one happy Pokemon fan!
 
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So they *are* putting it in theaters?

Something about Alberto's voice rubs me the wrong way. I know he's meant to be a lothario, but still.
 
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DP is getting pretty popular, so if any Pokemon movie were to air in theaters, it'd be this one. If this is airing in theaters, that may be a good setting for a Darkrai event.
 
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I really think they just screwed up about the "going to theaters" bit. But, hey, who knows?

Anyway... Feb 24th is my birthday. :D I got all excited when I saw that. What a nice birthday present from Cartoon Network? XD

EDIT: Oh, silly me. "Birthday" isn't spelled "bitchday"! o.o;

And I forgot to mention: that commercial they put together was awesome. It even gave me goosebumps.
 
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"Don't forget Pokemon the Rise of Darkrai debuts months before it hits theaters right here on Cartoon Network." by random kid on Fried Dynamite.

I have it on tape. That's what was said, you didn't mishear it. Though I have to wonder what this means.
 
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As of late, the traditional release sequence (theatres->video->TV) has been falling by the wayside.
 
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It's been falling because the last four movies haven't been in theaters, so most of the movies were debuted on TV instead.
 
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That's cool about the theatres thing, but I'm a bit skeptical...

I'm also wondering if it would hit Canadian theatres too.
 
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Makes you wonder if PUSA is really going the extra mile here. I wonder how people would react to a Pokemon movie in theaters who haven't watched the show in ages.

They'd be like, "Hey, who's the new girl?" and like, "Hey, doesn't Ash sound a bit different?"

:p

Seriously though, I don't know how they could get it into theaters unless its a limited release like Movie 4 and 5 were. Who would go to the theaters to see a movie that already was released on TV?
 
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"Mommy...how come that girl has Ash's Chimchar?"
 
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Well, I hope it's not limited. Getting to a decent theatre around here is annoying enough, and limited releases? Forget it.
 
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Now that I think about it, it'll probably just be a limited release. Cartoon Network is playing it this month right? Why would a movie primere on TV then go to national theatres. Dosen't make much sense too me.
Of course, I'm hoping I'm wrong.
 
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