Detective Pikachu (2019)

Animation, Family, Fantasy
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Rob Letterman
Written by
Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Ryan Reynolds, Rita Ora, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Justice Smith, Omar Chaparro, Bernardo Santos, Kadiff Kirwan, Chris Geere
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Warner Bros.
Mary Parent , Ali Mendes , Cliff Lanning , Cale Boyter , Greg Baxter
production company:
Legendary Entertainment , Nintendo , The Pokémon Company International
assistant director:
Cliff Lanning , Scott Bunce , Rory Broadfoot , James Budd , Noel Corbally , Sarah Hood , Dan John , Lee Tailor , Dominic Fysh
sfx supervisor:
Harpreet Bahia , Adam Broderick
John Mathieson
104 minutes


In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

This is a live-action film set within the Pokémon franchise, which has been popular since the 1990s. There previously have been several animated movies based on the property. Detective Pikachu entered development in 2016, shortly after mobile game Pokémon Go became a sensation. Director Rob Letterman signed on to helm in November of that year and the cast rounded into shape during 2017. The film started principal photography in January 2018 and ran until May of that year.

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