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Digimon: The Movie
Airdate October 6, 2000
Written by Reiko Yoshida
Jeff Nimoy
Bob Buchholz
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Minoru Hosoda
Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Toei Animation
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Digimon: The Movie is the first Digimon film to be released in the North American market. Released in October 2000, it is an adaptation of the first three Japanese films, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!, and the two-part film, Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals. The three originally-separate movies were rewritten to link them into a single, cohesive plot in order to make them suitable for North American cinema release, which resulted in removing over forty minutes of screentime present in the originals.

In 2023, a collection titled Digimon: The Movies was announced. This contains an HD remaster of Digimon: The Movie, as well as separate re-dubs of the three Japanese movies with all of their original footage restored, using their original Japanese scores, and dubbed over with most of the original English voice actors returning.[1]


Digimon Adventure[]

The first story focused on Taichi "Tai" Kamiya 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) when they participated in their first Digimon battle after raising a quickly growing Koromon.

In the story, a young Kari sees an egg on the computer screen in their house, which turns out to be a Digi-Egg, which later hatched into Botamon. Kari claims that Willis receives his own Digi-Egg at this point. Botamon later digivolves into Koromon and then Agumon, 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 the Parrotmon and then they both disappear back to the Digital World.

Our War Game![]

Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi discovers a virus on the internet infecting a Digi-Egg. At the same time, Tai is trying to apologize to Sora Takenouchi for getting her a hairclip for her birthday in an e-mail. Izzy arrives at Tai's house out of breath, telling Tai about the newly-hatched Digimon. Tai and Izzy use Tai's dad's computer to monitor the Digimon until Gennai appears in a transmission from the Digital World. He sends Agumon and Tentomon to help stop the corrupted Digimon. 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 Yamato "Matt" Ishida and his brother Takeru "T.K." Takaishi who are at their grandma's in the country. 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, including an apology from Willis and a spam e-mail from Infermon himself. Tai slaps the computer and freezes it leaving WarGreymon frozen and defeated. When Izzy discovers this, he reprimands Tai for it, causing him to confess to what happened with Sora. Diaboromon then starts multiplying and sets up a timer for 10 minutes as he forces the Pentagon to launch two nuclear Intercontinental ballistic missiles: one headed for Colorado, the other for Tai's neighborhood.

WarGreymon wakes up and he and MetalGarurumon race to defeat Diaboromon, only to find over a million copies of him. Every single copy opens fire and blasts 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 the original 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 final second, Omnimon stabs Diaboromon through the head, stopping the timer for the detonator on the ICBMs, and Diaboromon is destroyed. However, the virus tracks down Willis and infects Kokomon.

Hurricane Touchdown[]

This part features the characters in the second season and Willis is the main character. T.K. and Kari are in New York City taking a picture but are having trouble then Kari senses something. The attention turns to Willis and Terriermon, who engages in a battle with Endigomon, who keeps telling Willis to "go back," and loses. Willis and Terriermon journey to Colorado while Kari e-mails Davis Motomiya to inform him of Willis. After taking planes and taxis, they end up meeting Willis in a truck while Kari and T.K. literally get derailed by Endigomon, who says "don't interfere," just like Diaboromon. Willis tries to get Davis, Yolei Inoue and Cody Hida a lift on a pizza truck to his house. The ride leaves without Willis and Davis, who encounter Endigomon which leads to a battle between him, Flamedramon and Gargomon, Terriermon's Champion form. Before anyone is defeated, Endigomon disappears, repeating his cryptic message, "go back." Left without a ride, Veemon armor digivolves to Raidramon, and Davis and Willis meet up with Yolei and Cody who told Davis that Kari And T.K. aren't here, much to Davis' disappointment. Willis doubts that they'll come at all if Endigomon interfered.

After the kids question his knowledge about Endigomon, Willis reveals he created him but regrets saying so and storms off, while being followed by Davis. Willis reveals the story about Endigomon, how he became infected and reveals that he was the one who created Diaboromon. Davis offers to help with the rest of the kids and their Digimon. Terriermon overhears the conversation and offers to help. Willis refuses his help out of concern for his safety but Terriermon talks him into letting him. At Willis's home, Endigomon 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 sinks into the lake and rises again as Kerpymon (Evil). He then de-digivolves all the Digimon. However, they still try to fight, but to no avail, as Kerpymon grabs them and is about to eat them when Angemon and Angewomon cut off his arms and T.K. and Kari show up.

Kerpymon changes the scenery again and de-ages the DigiDestined, revealing that he wanted Willis to "go back" in time to when the virus 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 get sucked into Kerpymon. Inside they see Endigomon who tells them to destroy the virus. Doing so purifies Kerpymon, 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 Conomon , Kokomon's Fresh form. Some time later, Willis relaxes watching the reborn Eendigomon dancing.


In America, this film was rated PG by the MPAA for action violence. In the United Kingdom, the film was rated PG by the BBFC for frequent mild violence and horror.



2000 dub[]

Actor Role
Lara Jill Miller Kari/Young Kari
Joshua Seth Tai/Young Tai
Bob Papenbrook Red Greymon
David Lodge Parrotmon
Dorothy Elias-Fahn Tai's Mom
Michael Sorich Miko
Big Agumon
Peggy O'Neal Botamon
Colleen O'Shaughnessy Sora
Male Student
Brianne Siddall Kuramon
Jeff Nimoy Truck Driver 1
Phone Voice 1
Floyd The Barber
Kid 3
Bob Buchholz Truck Driver 2
Male Customer
Phone Voice 2
Voice Mail Operator
Uncle Al
Squad Leader
Philece Sampler Mimi
Matt's Grandma
Mona Marshall Izzy
Michael Lindsay Joe
Michael Reisz Matt
Wendee Lee Young TK
Little Girl 1
Party Girl 1
Little Kokomon
Elizabeth Rice Boy 1
Sora's Mom
Kid 2
Anna Garduno Boy 2
Aunt Bea
Lady Truck Driver
Kid 1
Neil Kaplan Twin Boy 1
Computer Voice 2
Doug Erholtz TK
Tifanie Christun Birthday Girl
Grocery Girl
Ralph Garman Newsman
Paul St. Peter Keramon
Tom Fahn Agumon
Michael Reynolds Gennai
Kirk Thornton Gabumon
Omnimon (Shared)
Laura Summer Patamon
R. Martin Klein Gomamon
Edie Mirman Gatomon
Recorded Operator
Steven Jay Blum Computer Voice 1
Joseph Pilato MetalGreymon
Lex Lang WarGreymon
Omnimon (Shared)
Bob Glouberman Young Willis/Willis
Brian Donovan Davis
Dave Mallow Upamon
Derek Stephen Prince Veemon
Pizza Guy
Robert Axelrod Armadillomon

2023 re-dub[]


Tai Kamiya: Joshua Seth

Kari Kamiya: Lara Jill Miller

Izzy Izumi: Mona Marshall

Matt Ishida: Michael Reisz

T.K. Takaishi (Young): Wendee Lee

Sora Takenouchi: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Mimi Tachikawa: Elsie Lovelock

Joe Kido: Eli Farmer

Botamon: Peggy O'Neal

Koromon: Brianne Brozey

Big Agumon, Miko: Michael Sorich

Red Greymon: Bryce Papenbrook

Parrotmon: David Lodge

Yuuko Kamiya: Dorothy Fahn

Susumu Kamiya: Doug Erholtz

Truck Driver 1: Jeff Nimoy

Truck Driver 2: Bob Buchholz

Little Boy 1A: Marissa Lenti

Little Boy 1B: Anna Garduno

Little Girl 1A: Cherami Leigh

Additional voices include: Kayleigh McKee, Valory Pierce, Michelle Marie, and Peggy O'Neal.

Tai Kamiya: Joshua Seth

Izzy Izumi: Mona Marshall

Matt Ishida: Michael Reisz

T.K. Takaishi (Young), Noriko (AKA Party Girl 1), Girl 2A: Wendee Lee

Kari Kamiya: Lara Jill Miller

Sora Takenouchi: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Mimi Tachikawa, Kinu Ishida (AKA Matt and T.K.'s Grandmother): Elsie Lovelock

Joe Kido: Eli Farmer

Agumon: Tom Fahn

Greymon, MetalGreymon: Bradley Gareth

WarGreymon, Omnimon: Lex Lang

Gabumon, MetalGarurumon, Omnimon: Kirk Thornton

Tentomon, Kabuterimon, MegaKabuterimon, Floyd, Elderly Husband 2A: Jeff Nimoy

Patamon: Laura Summer

Biyomon, Female Employee 2B, Little Girl 2C: Cherami Leigh

Gatomon, Recorded Operator: Edie Mirman

Gomamon, Male Neighbor 2A: R. Martin Klein

Palmon, Yasuko (AKA Aunt Bea): Anna Garduno

Kuramo, Little Girl 2D: Brianne Brozey

Keramon, Infermon, Diaboromon: Paul St. Peter

Yolei Inoue: Jessica Peterson

Yuuko Kamiya: Dorothy Fahn

Toshiko Takenouchi, Grocery Girl, Little Girl 2B: Marissa Lenti

Gennai, Newsman: Jason Marnocha

Miko: Michael Sorich

Sho (AKA Uncle Al / Andy): Bob Buchholz

Chisato (AKA Birthday Girl): Madeline Dorroh

Female Employee 2C, Little Boy 2A: Valory Pierce

Female Neighbor 2A: Peggy O'Neal

Female Shopper 2A, Little Boy 2B: Kayleigh McKee

Female Shopper 2B, Little Brother 2A: Molly Zhang

Professor, Little Boy 2C: Neil Kaplan

Little Girl 2A: Michelle Marie

Male Elderly Neighbor 2B: David Lodge

Older Brother 2A: Bryce Papenbrook

Additional voices include: Kayleigh McKee, Valory Pierce, Michelle Marie, Peggy O'Neal, Clifford Chapin, Mark Allen Jr., Alexis Tipton, Molly Zhang, R. Martin Klein, Bryce Papenbrook, Tom Fahn, and Eli Farmer.

Willis, Willis (Young): Bob Glouberman

Davis Motomiya: Brian Donovan

Yolei Inoue: Jessica Peterson

Cody Hida: Madeline Dorroh

Kari Kamiya: Lara Jill Miller

T.K. Takaishi: Doug Erholtz

Terriermon, Gummymon, Izzy Izumi: Mona Marshall

Gargomon: Michael Sorich

Rapidmon: Lex Lang

Kokomon, T.K. Takaishi (Young): Wendee Lee

Lopmon: Cherami Leigh

Wendigomon, Cherubimon: Paul St. Peter

Veemon, DemiVeemon: Derek Stephen Prince

Flamedramon, Raidramon, Magnamon, Poromon: Steve Blum

Hawkmon, Halsemon: Neil Kaplan

Armadillomon, Upamon: Wayne Grayson

Digmon: Tom Fahn

Gatomon, Angewomon, Magnadramon: Edie Mirman

Patamon: Laura Summer

Angemon, Seraphimon: Bradley Gareth

Tai Kamiya: Joshua Seth

Matt Ishida: Michael Reisz

Sora Takenouchi: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Mimi Tachikawa: Elsie Lovelock

Joe Kido: Eli Farmer

Boy Soccer Player 3A: Bryce Papenbrook

Little Boy 3A: Michelle Marie

Little Boy 3B: Anna Garduno

Little Boy 3C: Alexis Tipton

Male Bandmember 3A: Clifford Chapin

Male Bandmember 3B: Mark Allen Jr.

Male Driver 3A: Jeff Nimoy

Additional Voices: Clifford Chapin, Mark Allen Jr., Alexis Tipton, and Molly Zhang


After the first two Pokémon films, Fox wanted to replicate its success by producing a theatrical feature for Digimon.[citation needed] Unfortunately, Toei Animation had no feature-length films for Digimon, but instead had animation fairs every spring and summer with featurettes showcasing their current animated titles. The only films produced for Digimon by that time were Digimon Adventure (1999), Our War Game! (2000), and Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (2000), with the first two directed by Mamoru Hosoda and the final by Shigeyasu Yamauchi.

As the three films were twenty, forty, and sixty minutes long, respectively, their footage was condensed to under eighty five minutes. The third film, Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals was heavily cut because Saban Entertainment lacked funding to produce a full two-hour movie.[citation needed] Furthermore, "culturally awkward" Japanese elements are removed, and many North American jokes were written into the script.[citation needed]

Jeff Nimoy noted that the first cut of the movie consisted of just the first two films and had plans to release the third film separately as a television movie or direct-to-video, but the idea was overruled.[citation needed] In order to connect the stories of the different movies together, the adapting screenwriters rewrote Our War Game! to include Willis being involved in Diaboromon's creation. Additionally, the subplot of the older DigiDestined being captured by Endigomon was cut out altogether. Originally, Nimoy had Tai narrate the movie, but as Tai did not make an appearance in the third part of the movie, he changed it to Kari instead.[citation needed] The budget of the film production was estimated to be five million dollars.[citation needed]



Dubbing changes

  • In the films original US/British theatrical release, and on the DVD, A 4-minute short from the series Angela Anaconda preceded it. Angela Anaconda was a western Canadian animated TV show that aired on Fox Kids during Digimon Adventure's run, and often was shown before Adventure on the CITV block in the United Kingdom.
  • The English dub uses two lines of speech that originate from William Shakespeare:
    • "To vanish into thin air," which Davis uses a variation of.
    • "To eat someone out of house and home." which Tai uses a variation of.
  • According to Kari, she and Tai have an uncle named Fred. Later, the new DigiDestined get a ride from Yolei's uncles, one of whom is named Fred.
  • The English dub inserts a claim from Kari that he Highton View Terrace Agumon was not the same individual as Tai's Agumon.[citation needed] Digimon Adventure tri. later retconned this claim by depicting them as the same entity who had lost his memories.

Real-world references

  • In the English dub, when Kari is about to go off to her party, she tells Tai that she got her friend a Pink Ranger toy.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • The theatrical poster miscolors Lopmon with Terriermon colors, though they keep the three horns and different chest pattern. However, Lopmon had never actually appear in the English dub.
  • Some VHS versions of the film came with a CD-Rom filled with extras as well as a small copy of the theatrical poster.
  • The Digital World doesn't appear in this film, but it is mentioned by Kari.
  • Our War Game! introduces the concept of DNA Digivolution to the anime, and its events are used to explain the concept in Digimon Adventure 02.
  • The third part of the film was the most heavily edited:
    • When Davis, Cody, and Yolei get into the truck, Cody can be heard saying "Climb in, it's perfect!" implying it was Cody climbing into the truck, but it is in fact Willis climbing in.
    • During the fight with Cherubimon, Terrimon gets hit as he is jumping up. In the next shot, it is a side view, and he has fallen back, with the physics not fluent. Cherubimon reverting Terriermon to Gummymon in this scene was omitted although the dark energy colliding with Terriermon can be seen, as well as a frame showing Gummymon just before Terriermon hits the ground.
    • In Willis and Davis's fight with Endigomon, the shots are mixed around so that Veemon becomes DemiVeemon, then Veemon again, numerous times without explanation.
  • The DVD cover mentions that the older DigiDestined are captured by a wayward Digimon. This was a plot element removed from the dub, where Kokomon kidnapped the original DigiDestined and de-aged them.
  • When Tai and Izzy are receiving e-mails from all over the world, there's a scene in which young Yolei and Ryo are seen sending encouragement from their computers.

Notes and references[]

See also[]

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