The Pokemon: Coco movie, the 23rd feature film in the Pokémon animated series set in a parallel universe to the TV series, has been postponed. It is also called Pocket Monsters The Movie: Coco.
Initially expected in Japanese cinemas for July 10, 2020, the screening of Pokémon: Coco has been postponed until a later date due to the COVID-19, which has obviously also influenced Japan.
“Movie version Pokemon Coco” Notification of postponement We have decided to postpone the release date of “Theatrical Version Pokemon Coco” which was scheduled to be released from July 10, 2020 (Friday). As soon as the movie release schedule, advance ticket release date etc. are decided, we will inform you on the movie official website / SNS.
The new date will be revealed only in the coming weeks, and there are currently no details on the distribution of the mysterious Pokémon Zarude, planned together with the film. The film was developed by a Japanese studio named Oriental Light and Magic. The release is now postponed indefinitely and was announced on Twitter. The Pokemon series was also postponed in mid-season development but is rumoured to be picked by Netflix as Pokemon Journeys: The Series and will be available for streaming in United States (US) by June 12.
The story of the film Coco or Koko follows a boy in the restricted pokemon paradise called Okoya Forest. Raised by Pokemon, he considers himself one too and treats the legendary Pokemon Zarude as his father. Our protagonists Ash and Pikachu have an encounter with him and story moves on from there.
It will be difficult to have any new developments released in the near future and it will interesting to see how studios cope with the situation going forward from this. We will keep you updated on all the news and information from the industry.
Here is the official trailer of the movie: