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Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1996)

Sonikku za hejjihoggu (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Kazunori Ikegami, Gary Lipkowitz (as Gary Dehan)

Writers:

Masashi Kubota (original story), Jennifer Presto (ADR script: English version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Burke Martin Burke ... Sonic the Hedgehog (voice)
Lainie Frasier Lainie Frasier ... Miles 'Tails' Prower (voice)
Bill Wise ... Knuckles the Echidna (voice)
Edwin Neal ... Dr. Robotnik / President (voice)
Sascha Biesi Sascha Biesi ... Sara (voice)
Charles C. Campbell ... Old Man Owl (voice) (as Charlie Campbell)
Gary Lipkowitz Gary Lipkowitz ... Metal Sonic (voice) (as Gary Dehan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chafûrin Chafûrin ... Old Man Owl (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... President (voice)
Mika Kanai Mika Kanai ... Sara (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ... Sonic the Hedgehog (voice)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Knuckles the Echidna (voice)
Hekiru Shiina Hekiru Shiina ... Miles 'Tails' Prower (voice)
Akimitsu Takase Akimitsu Takase ... President's Aide (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi 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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Taglines:

Scrape Your Knuckles. Catch Some Tails.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

25 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The American version was released in 1999, the same year "Sonic Underground" was first broadcast. 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

Knuckles the Echidna: My hat's on fire! Help!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

While released as a "movie" in the USA, this is actually two episodes of the Japanese television adaption of Sonic The Hedgehog. In Japan the two episodes were released seperately (the long fade-out indicates the end of the first episode and the beginning of the second). See more »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: Iria (2014) See more »

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Music & Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada
Lyrics & Performance: Riyu Konaka (as Riu Konaka)
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Better subbed than dubbed
29 June 2000 | by lissdtSee all my reviews

When i saw these pair of videos, (which were apparently paired together for the official US release), they were special order from Japan, and weren't dubbed or even subtitled. You had to guess what was going on. It was interesting. It took years for the Sonic anime to make it over here. Sega wanted five arms and three legs for it, so it was tied up legally. When anime gets dubbed, sometimes alot of stuff is cut out for US audiences. Censorship is poison. And it's out of control. Aside from that, the videos were fairly decent. I am sure the characters would be far more interesting with English subtitles than totally dubbed. I believe the DVD version allows you to watch it in Japanese with subtitles, but I could be wrong. Knuckles is an interesting character. He was never featured in the US tv series for fear of stealing the spotlight off the main character; Sonic. I can only hope that more anime videos will be made in the future.


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