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Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1996)

Sonikku za hejjihoggu (original title)
What's blue and wears running shoes? Whoops! Ya missed him, as he's off to save the planet on a quest by the nefarious Dr. Robotnik, which turns out to be much of a trap. Smells fishy!

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Credited cast:
Martin Burke ...
Lainie Frasier ...
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Dr. Robotnik / President (voice)
Sascha Biesi ...
Sara (voice)
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Old Man Owl (voice) (as Charlie Campbell)
Gary Lipkowitz ...
Metal Sonic (voice) (as Gary Dehan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chafûrin ...
Old Man Owl (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
President (voice)
Mika Kanai ...
Sara (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ...
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Hekiru Shiina ...
Akimitsu Takase ...
President's Aide (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Eggman (voice) (as Junpei Taniguchi)
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Storyline

Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekicks Tails and Knuckles the Echidna are determined to thwart a plan that would turn their Land of the Sky into the equivalent of The Land of Darkness, which lurks beneath the surface (and is obviously the former planet Earth). So they plow through to the center of the planet and the ancient city of Robotropolis (the former New York City?) to do righteous battle. The big question of the day is whether the usually evil Dr. Robotnik is telling the truth for once or sending the good guys into a trap. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Scrape Your Knuckles. Catch Some Tails.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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31 May 1996 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

Was actually two separate mini-series episodes pasted together as a movie for its American release. See more »

Goofs

When Sonic and Tails are fighting Metal Robotnik, he shoots glue at Tails' twin tails. Tails says he can't fly to help Sonic, but when he gets the piece of concrete to surf across the water, you can see that his tails are not glued together. See more »

Quotes

[Robotnik and Sara emerge from a damaged Metal Robotnik]
Robotnik: Sonic better enjoy his victory NOW, because, once he gets to Robotropolis, he will have to face something far more evil than Metal Robotnik!
[Sara lands a double axe handle attack on the back of Robotnik's head, knocking him out]
Sara: What do you mean, "Worse than Metal Robotnik"? Are you talking about yourself? You'd better keep your hands off my Sonic, or I'll never forgive you!
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During the ending credits, scenes from the movie are shown. See more »

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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Sonic Christmas Bust (2012) See more »

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Music & Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada
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Ugliness Begins Here
11 March 2016 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

When Sonic the Hedgehog debut in video games, the games were such a hit that some studios went on the make TV shows based on the games. The early games and early TV shows were things done in the appropriate way, therefore making them like classics. But this "movie" marks the beginning of a certain ugliness the would eventually change the Sonic franchise forever. I'm starting to wish it never happened.

After appearing in successful video games, Sonic was picked up to appear in two TV series: Sonic SatAm, and the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. What makes those two shows good is that the selection of the cast is good. In fact Tails is played a boy in both series.

Then they made this movie which had little or no theatrical run. I wonder. Why was a bimbo selected to play Tails instead of a boy? Is a boy too difficult to hire? Whatever that is, it certainly started the ugly era where bimbos overtime take over the role of that fox in both video games and TV series. Such a sick thing that makes me want to quit my fandom in Sonic stuff.


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