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Miramax joins kids craze with Pokemon sequel

As part of a visible pushinto producing and distributing family-friendly entertainment, Miramax Filmshas acquired the worldwide rights outside Asia to the next Pokemon movie sequel, out-bidding Warner Bros to the fourth film in the Japanese anime cash-cow about evolutionary pocket monsters. As reported in the LosAngeles Times yesterday, Miramaxpaid an estimated upfront fee of just $1m, but promised Pokemon's Japanese rights-holders back-end ...

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