- Launched: November 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM
- Submit By: January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Selection Period Starts: January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Artists Selected: February 4, 2019
Create artwork for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu
The live action POKÉMON movie we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! POKÉMON Detective Pikachu brings elements of the video game of the same name, as well as the internationally loved POKÉMON to the big screen. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe in live-action roles.
To amplify the launch of the film, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legend Pictures LLC (“Legendary”) are creating an art activation campaign leading up to POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’s release, and they want to collaborate with you!
Artists, designers, illustrators and animators from around the world are invited to create one-of-a-kind static or animated artwork for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu inspired by the latest imagery and teaser trailer from the film.
Whether it's an illustration, a digital painting, an animated GIF, or even an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating and imaginative artwork to help drive promotion and excitement socially across the film's marketing and digital channels.
Artwork will potentially be featured across the film's marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials and merchandise. Five (5) pieces of art will be selected by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary and the Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.
Fans everywhere can experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before with the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds stars as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time.
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.Directed by Rob Letterman, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.