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Pokémon: The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (1999)

Short: The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Short, Drama | 21 March 2000 (USA)
The tragic story of how Dr. Fuji became a Team Rocket scientist and created Mewtwo. This is a prologue to the "Mewtwo Returns" special (internationally); originally a prologue to the "Mewtwo Strikes Back" movie (Japan only).


Takeshi Shudo (radio play), Takeshi Shudo (screenplay) | 3 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ... Dr. Fuji (voice)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Young Mewtwo (voice)
Kyôko Hikami ... Ai-two (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ... Fushigidanetwo (voice)
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ... Hitokagetwo (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ... Zenigametwo (voice)
Masachika Ichimura ... Adult Mewtwo (voice)
Katsuyuki Konishi ... Male Scientist (voice)
Chiyako Shibahara Chiyako Shibahara ... Female Scientist (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Goede ... Adult Mewtwo / Dr. Fuji (voice)
Michael Haigney Michael Haigney ... Charmandertwo (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Male Scientist (voice)
Tara Sands ... Bulbasaurtwo (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Young Mewtwo / Squirtletwo / Male Scientist Without Accent (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Dr. Fuji's Wife / Computer / Female Scientist (voice)


Dr. Fuji was a brilliant scientist who was trying to clone the legendary Pokemon Mew. He also lost his daughter Ai (Amber in the English dub), in a terrible car accident, Dr. Fuji became obsessed with trying to bring his daughter back by cloning her so his wife leaves him. This is the story of Mewtwo's origin.

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First created and produced as a radio drama that broadcasted over the five Sundays leading up to the premiere of Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998). Eventually, the play was animated and edited into the movie as an extended prologue. See more »


Ambertwo: My daddy used to tell me a bedtime story that when Pokémon are sad and they cry, their tears are full of life.
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Followed by Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009) See more »

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There's a reason this story was cut
6 April 2019 | by JakeBrinkmanSee all my reviews

On its own, this short story is a good introduction to a villain with enough emotional depth to garner sympathy from the audience. However, the final version of Pokemon: The Movie showed a very different Mewtwo character, so it is obvious that this version of the intro was removed primarily to prevent inconsistencies with the character's personality.

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