The Pokemon Company has released its very first “Poketoon” animation, a new short in the style of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. The Pokemon Kids TV YouTube channel newly posted the four-minute animated short that develops the slapstick escapades of Scraggy and Mimikyu in a funny episode which is called “Chase the Beans.”
The cartoon begins with its title set against a backdrop of colored circles, which looks like used in the introduction of the Warner Bros. animated cartoon series, though the rings look like a Pokeball in this special mash-up episode.
The short story sees Scraggy on the hunt for food as he follows a trail of beans onto a train where he encounters the playful Mimikyu, who immediately interrupts his search for snacks and causes chaos in every single frame.
The colorful title cards reveal that Taku Inoue directed the animation alongside Yoshiyuki Koie who served as the producer. It features animations by Miyako Makio, Ryousuke Senbo, Shinichi Suzuki, and Shuya Yoshisato. Tsutomu Ikeda animated the backgrounds and Kei Tsuda created the music for the happy animation that features no dialogue throughout.
The short animation might help to satisfy the Pokeball-sized hole left behind by the Pokémon Anime TV series, which has been briefly put on hold due to the influence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.