‘Arceus and the Jewel of Life’ Airing Friday in the U.S.?

Update #3 (10:00 AM, Sunday): Cartoon Network has now updated their online schedule; the movie is not airing Friday. However, it could air next Friday instead as discussed previously. We’ll keep checking for the date! | Update #2 (5:30 PM): TV Guide has now moved the “TBA” from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on both days. | Update (4:00 PM) – There is also a “TBA” for the following Friday at the same time. So, it could either be this week or next week. We’ll just have to wait for official confirmation. It would be odd for Australia to air the movie way ahead of us, so it may still be this Friday. Last time we knew two weeks ahead of time, though. Whatever happens, at least we know it will be soon now!

With confirmation that Arceus and the Jewel of Life is airing on Friday in Australia, checking America’s TV Guide schedule reveals that there is a “To Be Announced” slot for Cartoon Network on Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. We can probably assume that this is the reserved time slot for the movie.

Make sure to watch it even if you haven’t seen the movies or show in a while – it’s an exciting movie! There is this long flashback that lasts around 10 minutes with Arceus and Damos; it’s my favorite part of any Pokemon movie. This is the shortest time between a Japanese theatrical release and an American premiere as well, so we’re getting special treatment this time around. The Japanese won’t even have the DVD yet.