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Digimon: The Movie
Directed by USA & Canada:
Terri-Lei O'Malley
Japan:
Mamoru Hosoda
Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Produced by USA & Canada:
Terri-Lei O'Malley
Japan:
Seki Hiromi
Yasushi Mitsui
Makoto Shibazaki
Tan Takaiwa
Teruo Tamamura
Tsutomu Tomari
Makoto Toriyama
Makoto Yamashina
Written by USA & Canada:
Jeff Nimoy
Bob Buchholz
Japan:
Reiko Yoshida
Starring Lara Jill Miller
Joshua Seth
Bob Glouberman
Brian Donovan
Music by Udi Harpaz
Amotz Plessner
Cinematography Shigeru Ando
Editing by Gary Friedman
Douglas Purgason
Distributed by USA:
Artisan Entertainment, Fox Kids, Saban Entertainment (2000-2002)
Walt Disney Pictures (2002-present)
(film - adaptation)
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
(all three movies - original)
Canada:
Alliance Atlantis (2000-2002)
Walt Disney Pictures (2002-present)
(film - adaptation)
Japan:
Toei Company
(all three movies - original)
Release date(s) October 6, 2000
October 7, 2007 (IMAX rerelease)
October 4, 2010 (Disney Digital 3-D rerelease)
Running time USA and Canada: 85 minutes
(film - adaptation)
USA and Japan: 125 minutes
(all three movies - original)
Country USA
Canada
Japan
Language Japanese
English
Budget US$ 5.5 million
Followed by Revenge of Diaboromon

Digimon: The Movie is a Canadian-American digimon film adaptation of three different Japanese digimon movies. The first two parts are from Digimon Adventure and the 3rd part from Digimon Adventure 02. Those stories are based in the universe introduced in the first two seasons of the TV series. Originally distributed in the U.S. by Artisan Entertainment, the rights to this film, along with most of the Saban library, fell into Disney's hands in 2002. In October 2010, Disney plans to re-release the film in Disney Digital 3-D, with a Special Edition 2-tape VHS and 2-disc DVD and BluRay release, with the first tape or disc in 2-D and the second tape or disc in 3-D, to follow in February 2011. In addition, Disney and Pixar redubbed all three movies and released them together in IMAX on October 7, 2007, with new voice actors. This was exclusive to the US. The unified version released in North America had a high degree of editing, with more than 40 minutes of scenes from the individual Japanese versions cut out in order to save time, to keep the rating PG, along with several plot changes (possibly to help make more sense of the movie in the absence of the deleted scenes).

PlotEdit

Digimon AdventureEdit

The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a Digi-Egg that came out of their computer the night before and the egg soon hatches, revealing a Botamon. The Digimon then evolves into Koromon and then Agumon (not the same one that became friends with Tai in the series, and yet, somehow, both Koromon and Kari remember each other), who then goes out and unintentionally destroys a good part of the neighborhood with Kari riding on his back. A second Digi-Egg appears in the sky to reveal an evil digimon, Parrotmon. Agumon then Digivolves to Greymon but isn't strong enough to beat Parrotmon and is knocked out. Tai grabs Kari's whistle and wakes up Greymon, who defeats Parrotmon and disappears with him.

Our War GameEdit

About six months after the Digidestined departed from the Digital World (canon to the first season finale), Izzy Izumi discovers a virus on the Internet infecting a Digi-Egg, then rushes over to Tai's house to inform Tai about the newly-hatched Digimon. Tai and Izzy use Tai's dad's computer and monitor the Digimon until Gennai appears in a transmission from the Digital World. He sends Agumon and Tentomon to help stop the corrupted Digimon, Keramon. They put up a good fight until Keramon Digivolves to Infermon and defeats them. Tai tries furiously to contact and alert the rest of the Digidestined and ends up getting only Matt Ishida and his brother T.K. Takaishi. They find a computer in a barber shop and upload Gabumon and Patamon onto the net. Infermon Digivolves to Diaboromon after Agumon and Gabumon Warp Digivolve to WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon but then they slow down because of the massive amount of e-mails being sent to Tai and Izzy. Tai slaps the computer and freezes it leaving WarGreymon frozen and defeated. Diaboromon then starts multiplying and sets up a timer for 10 minutes as he forces the Pentagon to launch two nuclear missiles: one headed for Colorado, the other for the neighbourhood in Odaiba, Tokyo, where Tai currently lives. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon wake up and race to defeat Diaboromon, only to find over a million copies of him. Every single copy fires and blast them until they lie defeated. Tai and Matt mysteriously enter their computers and talk to their Digimon. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon DNA Digivolve to Omnimon who easily defeats all but one Diaboromon. At one minute to go, Diaboromon is still too fast for them to hit, but then Izzy forwards him the e-mails, slowing him like it did to the other Digimon. At the very last second, Omnimon impales Diaboromon through the head, disabling the missiles and killing Diaboromon. But the virus tracks down Willis and infects Kokomon.This was also the longest segment in the movie and runs as most of the movie. All the characters from Digimon Adventure 1 are featured in this segment, although Mimi has a very small part and is on holiday in Hawaii at the time of the incident. Mimi's small part was reportedly due to Philece Sampler's reluctance to do the movie, although it is Sampler that voices her. Tai and Sora are also in a (rocky) relationship, which has been hinted at throughout the TV show.

Hurricane TouchdownEdit

This part features the characters in the second season (and is canon to the second season since it takes place right after the Digimon Emperor was defeated). It starts out with T.K. and Kari (visiting Mimi in New York) taking a picture, but having trouble, and then Kari senses something. They end up briefly meeting Willis and Terriermon, who are engaged in a battle with Wendigomon, Kokomon's corrupted Champion form (still referred to as Kokomon), who keeps telling Willis to "go back", and then vanishes. Willis and Terriermon travel to Colorado while Kari, on a train with T.K., e-mails Davis Motomiya to inform him of Willis and Kokomon.

After taking planes and taxis, Davis, Yolei Inoue, and Cody Hida end up meeting Willis in a truck while Kari and T.K. literally get derailed by Wendigomon. Willis tries to get Davis, Yolei, and Cody a lift to his house. The ride leaves without Willis and Davis, who encounter Wendigomon which leads to a battle between Davis, Flamedramon, and Gargomon, Terriermon's Champion form. Before anyone is defeated, Wendigomon vanishes again, repeating his cryptic message, "go back". Davis and Willis meet up with Yolei and Cody who told Davis that T.K. and Kari aren't there yet. Willis doubts that they'll come at all if Wendigomon interfered. After the kids question his knowledge about Wendigomon, Willis reveals that he created him but regrets saying so and storms off, while being followed by Davis. Willis reveals the story about Wendigomon, how he became infected, and reveals that he was the one who basically created Diaboromon. Davis tells Willis how they're part of a team, and that he doesn't have to face Wendigomon alone. Terriermon overhears the conversation (blaming it on his "really big ears") and says that he's "not Willis's pet, but his friend", and wants to be beside him every step of the way. Willis refuses his help out of concern for his safety, but Terriermon talks him into letting him battle. At Willis's home, Wendigomon reappears, as expected, but Digivolves to Antylamon. He swiftly evades the attacks of Gargomon, Flamedramon, Halsemon and Digmon and throws all the Digimon around like rag dolls. Antylamon Digivolves again into Cherubimon.

However, they still try to fight, but don't prevail, as Cherubimon grabs them and is about to eat them when Angemon and Angewomon cut off his arms and T.K. and Kari show up. Cherubimon de-Digivolves the Digimon then de-ages the Digidestined, revealing that he wanted Willis to "go back" in time to when the virus first attacked him. Angewomon and Angemon Digivolve to their Mega forms, Magnadramon and Seraphimon, to release two Golden Digi-Eggs for Willis and Davis. Veemon and Terriermon Golden Armor Digivolve to Magnamon and Rapidmon who go into Cherubimon. Inside they see Wendigomon who tells them to destroy the virus. Doing so purifies Cherubimon, who soon dies. After saying goodbye to his new friends, Willis and Terriermon walk back home, and notice the Digi-Egg that will hatch into Kokomon. The film ends with Kokomon having Digivolved back into Wendigomon, who begins to dance tone-deafly.

Game CardsEdit

With every admission in the theater, a limited edition "Digi Battle" trading card is given out. There were a total of 12 cards obtainable.

RatingEdit

In America, this film was rated PG by the MPAA for action violence. The unedited version, released in 2007 in IMAX, was rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action.

CastEdit

Actor (original) Actor (IMAX) Role
Lara Jill Miller Georgie Henley Kari Kamiya
Joshua Seth Rupert Grint Tai Kamiya
Bob Papenbrook Bruce Spence Red Greymon
Doug Erholtz John Morris T.K. Takaishi
David Lodge John Ratzenberger Parrotmon
Michael Sorich Wallace Shawn Big Agumon
Michael Sorich Joe Alaskey Gargomon
Peggy O'Neal Jodi Benson Botamon
Colleen O'Shaughnessey Emma Watson Sora Takenouchi
Brianne Siddall Ashley Tisdale Koromon
Brianne Siddall Alyssa Milano Kuramon
Jeff Nimoy Bob Bergen Tentomon
Jeff Nimoy Hugo Weaving Kabuterimon
MegaKabuterimon
Philece Sampler Danielle Panabaker Mimi Tachikawa
Philece Sampler Forrest Landis Cody Hida
Philece Sampler Phyllis Diller Matt and T.K.'s grandmother
Mona Marshall Jett Lucas Izzy Izumi
Mona Marshall Julia Louis-Dreyfus Terriermon
Michael Lindsay Skandar Keynes Joe Kido
Michael Lindsay Bruce Spence Greymon
Michael Reisz Daniel Radcliffe Matt Ishida
Wendee Lee Jordan Orr Young TK
Wendee Lee Cate Blanchett Kokomon (shared)
Elizabeth Rice Naomi Watts Sora's mother
Anna Garduno Annie Potts Palmon
Neil Kaplan Phil Proctor Hawkmon
Halsemon
Tifanie Christun Morgan York Yolei Inoue
Tifanie Christun Hayden Panetierre Biyomon
Paul St. Peter Peter Cullen Keramon
Paul St. Peter James Earl Jones Infermon
Paul St. Peter Dougray Scott Diaboromon
Paul St. Peter Andrew Stanton Kokomon (shared)
Tom Fahn Jan Rabson Agumon
Tom Fahn Denis Leary Digmon
Mike Reynolds Edward Asner Gennai
Kirk Thornton Steve Burton Gabumon
Kirk Thornton Michael Gambon MetalGarurumon
Kirk Thornton Kevin Spacey Omnimon (shared)
Laura Summer Bonnie Wright Patamon
R. Martin Klein Bruce Spence Gomamon
Edie Mirman Breck Bruns Gatomon
Edie Mirman Liv Tyler Angewomon
Magnadramon
Steven Jay Blum Jess Harnell Flamedramon
Steven Jay Blum Andrew Stanton Raidramon
Steven Jay Blum Geoffrey Rush Poromon
Steven Jay Blum Heath Ledger Magnamon
Joseph Pilato Bruce Spence MetalGreymon
Lex Lang Bruce Spence WarGreymon
Lex Lang Clancy Brown Omnimon (shared)
Lex Lang Brad Garrett Rapidmon
Bob Glouberman Sam Rockwell Willis
Brian Donovan Daryl Sabara Davis Motomiya
Dave Mallow Andrew Stanton Upamon
Dave Mallow Mark Hamill Angemon
Seraphimon
Derek Stephen Prince Steve Buscemi DemiVeemon
Veemon
Robert Axelrod Gene Hackman Armadillomon

See alsoEdit

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