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Sonic the Hedgehog (1996)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  31 May 1996 (Japan)
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Sonic and tails are sent on a mission by Dr. Robotnik to Robotropolis, which is a trap set by Dr. Robotnik.

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Credited cast:
Martin Burke ...
Lainie Frasier ...
Bill Wise ...
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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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Trivia

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

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

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Knuckles the Echidna: Doesn't *anyone* care that I have *work* to do?
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A Par Sonic Movie.
19 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen two types of reviews about this movie. Mindless drivel from fanboys about how good it is. and reckless debunking from Anime haters. I (being a sonic fan) can give a fair opinion, unlike most.

THe movie has Many strong points: Cute voice acting, fitting animation, etc. but only enough to pass. It's the type of movie you watch to feed your inner child more than anything, because, lets face it. this is a childish movie. Personally I felt nostalgia as I rooted for sonic ever time he could think of something "witty" to call Robotnik and gasped as I found that metal sonic was actually a nice guy.

That being said there are flaws. To any adult who hasn't the ability to let his inner child loose, the movie falls close to the category of children's movie. And most fans looking for a great adaptation from the game will be heavily disappointed (unless the spikes are enough to glue it to the game, there were spikes) and lastly. Sarah and the president, though being important plot elements were out of their element in this world of furries (excluding robotnik).

For the most part the movie only works on the tow levels of wondrous nostalgia for old sonic fans and Happy sonic joy for the kiddies. Other than that "Sonic: The movie" is seens as nothing but a kids cartoon.


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