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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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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (Japan)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In terms of references to the games, the movie is based on game characters and setting styles set before the character redux introduced in Sonic Adventure (1998), such as Sonic the Hedgehog, 2, CD, 3, & Knuckles. Sonic CD is particularly relevant considering the appearance of Metal Sonic and certain dynamic running animations of Sonic resembling the intro of the same game. 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

Sonic: Old man, those things are dangerous! Stop riding them!
Old Man Owl: [talking to a flower instead of Sonic, mostly due to his poor vision] What are you talking about, Mr. Sonic? I know how to handle them. I know I'm a little older now, but back in my day, I was quite the racer. Believe me, I was pretty popular with the ladies! Wahahaha!
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, scenes from the movie are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (2012) See more »

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Music & Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada
Lyrics & Performance: Riyu Konaka (as Riu Konaka)
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An insult to the Sega video games. Was this made by Nintendo?
19 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved the Sega Sonic games on the Genesis/Megadrive, which is why I was looking forward to seeing this. Hmm. I've noticed over the years how many stars of cartoons have been made into truly awful video games. I think the same works in reverse, as this deadbeat film proves. For what it's worth, the threadbare plot concerns Sonic going down into the underworld where he faces an evil robot Sonic.

Everything about this film stinks. The drawings are dire and the plot is slow. Racing along and spin-attacking robots makes for good games, but watching it happening in a cartoon is like watching someone playing a video game and becoming increasingly impatient as you wait for your go. The same pieces of animation are used over and over, and the dubbed voices are a joke. Sonic is a whining brat, Tails sounds like he has a cold, the princess is an irritating tantrum-throwing madam and Robotnik is a laughably-accented buffoon who poses no threat whatsoever. Stick to playing the video games.


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