The songs "What's the difference (between a robot and a man)" and "Do the Robot" were really catchy. If I had this movie when I was a child, I would have been obsessed with it. It's just bursting with imaginative stuff kids would love. Like the Imagination Game Maurleen gets Pinocchio to play with her. That was so much fun to watch, I wished I could jump through the screen and join them! Dogfish the whale from the book even makes an appearance in Scamboland as a wicked cool ride!
I enjoyed Pinocchio 3000 much more than I did with Robots eight months earlier.
Wow. 4Kids couldn't have steered any further from the Japanese script cause they hit the limit. Give me the original anyday. Only things I liked in this dub was the score made specially for it even though the original's score can own it in a match and the interesting sound effect Mew now has when swooping about.
To top off the dub's utter humiliation, 4Kids ruined the climax by playing the worst song, which shouldn't have been anywhere near the top of the list of optional songs to play during this climax. They could have gone with instrumental music like the original had done. But noooo, 4Kids wanted to sell lots of the dub's soundtrack full of pop stars so the climax was saddled with the rotten egg, joy... And someone at Shogakukan in Japan had lots of money to throw around to make *another* copy of the movie all glitzed up with lots of CGI covering hand-drawn stuff. And that glitzed up copy happened to be the one that got dubbed so we get stuck with a yuckier quality version.
Fortunately, with each Pokemon movie that follows, 4Kids gradually improves their dubbing skills. This dub is the pits so going up is a good idea.