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Pokémon Sunday

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Opening animations
[[Image:PokemonSunday2.jpg|right|thumb|Variant 2]]
[[Image:PokemonSunday3.jpg|right|thumb|Variant 3]]
The original opening animation was about 24 seconds long and only lasted a few episodes. It featured {{Ash}} throwing a [[Poké Ball]] which would then transition into two film strips showing episode clips. {{p|Pikachu}} stands on the horizontal film strip with pom-poms and acts like a cheerleader. {{p|Plusle}} and {{p|Minun}} then replace the cheerleading {{p|Pikachu}}. It then transitions to clouds and the [[Pokémon Sunday]] logo.
 
The second opening was a lot more elaborate and completely done in CGI. It was slightly longer then the original opening, clocking in at approximately 26 seconds. It starts off with the announcer shouting, "Are you ready?" and what looks to be the Kanto region in the background. The Pichu Brothers Rascal Railway PokéPark locomotive crosses the screen and it then transitions to a {{p|Pikachu}} ride with one of the positions as a car. {{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Wobbuffet}} and {{p|Treecko}} are in the car which motors off the screen and then transitions to another ride. A ferris wheel and three hot-air balloons featuring {{p|Skitty}}, {{p|Mudkip}} and {{p|Pichu}} are shown while the train reappears and crosses the screen again. Finally, it transitions to clouds and the [[Pokémon Sunday]] logo.
 
The third variant of the Pokémon Sunday intro debuted in EP053. It starts off with a crowd shouting, "Let's Go!" and then the announcer stating that Pokémon Sunday is about to begin. This is the shortest intro ever used for any Pokémon related television show and only lasts 8 seconds. It is a mix of traditional animation and CGI. A bunch of Pokémon are standing on balloons in the sky and are dancing and cheering. The Pokémon Sunday logo appears and quickly transitions to the title card or research episode. The shortened intro was introduced to allow for more research content and more preview/commercials at the end of the show. A title card is shown twice in the later Pokémon Sunday anime rerun episodes, one introduced by the Pokémon Sunday announcer and the standard episode title card usually announced by {{Ash}}.
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