Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
(劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ, Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirāchi
?, lit. "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Wishing Star of Seven Nights: Jirachi") is the sixth film associated with the Pokémon
animated series, and is the first one featuring the characters from Advanced Generation
; as such, this is the first movie to not feature Misty, as she wasn't a part of the Advanced Generation cast. It was accompanied by the short Gotta Dance
. It was released in theaters in Japan on July 19, 2003. The English adaptation was released directly to VHS and DVD by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on June 1, 2004. This was the second Pokémon film (the first being Mewtwo Returns
) to be released directly to DVD & VHS in the US. The release date for the UK was October 23, 2006 to celebrate the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Tour in Britain. In the UK, the film was released by Paramount Home Entertainment. Although Cartoon Network currently airs the film, it aired on Toon Disney on March 9, 2007 (because Miramax, owned by Disney, released this animated film), being the first Pokémon
film to air on Toon Disney.
The featured song in this movie is Asuca Hayashi's Chiisaki Mono
in both the English and Japanese versions (however, the English version, titled Make a Wish
, adds English lyrics in addition to the Japanese lyrics). This is also the first movie in which the original song is also used in the English version (that can be clearly heard). It is also the first time in which the names of the guest characters were the same in both the English and Japanese versions.