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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 ...
Bill Wise ...
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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 ...
Sonic the Hedgehog (voice)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Hekiru Shiina ...
Miles 'Tails' Prower (voice)
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

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 »

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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: [Explaining about the generator with an electric sphere for it acting as a diagram for the planet Freedom] According to my calcuations, if the robot generator isn't stopped by sunrise tomorrow, there will be a giant explosion!
[Notices that everyone fell asleep when Robotnik was telling everyone about generator - Robotnik gets out a giant pin to pop his electric sphere that represents the planet Freedom]
Robotnik: FINE! DON'T BLAME ME IF THIS HAPPENS!
[Robotnik pops the sphere and it explodes on himself]
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During the ending credits, scenes from the movie are shown. See more »

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Music & Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada
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Decent, if not great
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was ten years old and fully into the whole American Anime craze. I was watching DBZ and Pokemon when I saw this film. I haven't seen it since, but for some reason I cant describe, it held a place in my heart. I never forgot that first scene where Sonic is laying on the beach, enjoying a sunbathe and Tails comes up with a jet-propelled body-board and annoys Sonic by blocking his rays. I remembered the first time Knuckles appeared, flying in front of the city with that hat. The character design is inaccurate to the games design, but the animation really makes up for it with beautifully done action pieces that truly defined Sonics sense of speed in the games and integrated into the film. The story is decent and has its fair share of moderately clever twists, but nothing thats going to turn the heads of many critics anytime soon. Sonic has seen rise and fall, but this film was nowhere near his fall.


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