Paramount Picture's Sonic the Hedgehog movie tells the tale of the beloved Sega video game character Sonic (Ben Schwartz) as he navigates life on Earth with his new human best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) in tow. Sonic and Tom join forces to try to stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Robotnik wants to capture Sonic, harness the speedy hedgehog's immense powers and use them for world domination. The flick's first trailer sparked criticism from fans who were unsettled by Sonic's redesign for the live-action film. The outcry was such that the movie's release date has been pushed back to 2020.Here's what we know about the film so far. Now playing: Watch this: Sonic the Hedgehog's new trailer reveals the blue blur's... 2:47 Who made it?The upcoming movie is directed by Jeff Fowler and marks his feature debut. Fowler won an Oscar in 2005 for his animated short Gopher Broke. Sonic the Hedgehog was produced by Deadpool director Tim … [Read more...] about Sonic the Hedgehog movie: Cast, plot, release date
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The trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie emerged from the depths of fan nightmares in May, prompting an epic backlash over the character design -- especially over his very human-like teeth. The movie's creators pledge to re-make Sonic, but animator Artur Baranov is one step ahead with a do-over of the trailer.Baranov posted his reworked trailer this week. He had the bright idea to replace the weird-legged movie Sonic with a version inspired by the cartoon television show Sonic from the '90s. This is closer to how the speedy hedgehog appears in the Sega video games.This new vision for Sonic looks a lot less like a person in pajamas and more like a fantasy character, complete with skinny legs and arms. There's a slight hint of white in his mouth, but not a creepy tooth in sight. Gotta go fast Sonic the Hedgehog movie delayed 'to make Sonic just right' Sonic the Hedgehog director promises 'changes' after the internet went insane Director Jeff Fowler announced that … [Read more...] about Sonic the Hedgehog trailer gets re-made in cartoon style
Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't built in a day, and the video game star-turned-movie hopeful won't be rebuilt in a day, either. Director Jeff Fowler announced a new release date for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie on Twitter on Friday. It was originally scheduled to come out in November, but has now been pushed back to Feb. 14, 2020. "Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right," Fowler wrote, a reference to the studio's redesigning of the character following fan backlash over his look. The Sonic movie design has been inspiring nightmares since the first teaser poster was released in late 2018, but it turned into a true hellscape when the first trailer dropped last month. Now playing: Watch this: Sonic the Hedgehog's new trailer reveals the blue blur's... 2:47 Fans recoiled at the hedgehog's teeth, calves and human-like body structure, prompting Fowler, Paramount and Sega to commit to a character redesign.All that do-over CGI work is behind the new … [Read more...] about Sonic the Hedgehog movie delayed ‘to make Sonic just right’
Next to Mickey Mouse, and Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog is easily one of the most recognizable mascots in popular media. He's been in countless video games, the star of one of the longest-running American comic books and has even cameoed in two Disney films: Wreck it Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet. After all that, you might think you know what to expect from Paramount Picture's Sonic The Hedgehog feature film. You'd think that, but you'd be wrong. Paramount Pictures has recently revealed a teaser post for the new film -- and Sonic The Hedgehog doesn't look exactly like you remember him. The image is draped in shadow, but the feature film's vision of Sonic is clearly a different version of the blue hedgehog than we're used to. Sega's version of the character is famously said to be inspired by classic cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat -- but Paramount's interpretation looks a bit more... human. Sonic's iconic spiny head is still there, but everything else … [Read more...] about First Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster inspires nightmares
Does super speed come at a price, Sonic? Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Sega of America When it comes to fictional animals capable of breaking the sound barrier, there's no beating Sonic the Hedgehog, but would he be able to survive his own super swiftness? Sonic's the star of the long-running Sega video game franchise, where he spins and rolls at breakneck speeds in order to defeat the evil Dr. Robotnik. How fast does he go? As his name implies, he reaches sonic speeds, meaning that he can travel as fast as a soundwave through Earth's atmosphere: roughly 767 miles (1,235 kilometers) per hour, depending on air temperature. He also becomes "Super Sonic," so it's safe to assume he exceeds the speed of sound as well. That's incredibly fast! Consider that the world's fastest organism, the peregrine falcon, only reaches a maximum speed of 200 miles (323 kilometers) per hour. For sustained speeds, the cheetah is Sonic's closest rival at a mere 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour. Sonic … [Read more...] about Would Sonic the Hedgehog Be Able to Survive His Own Speed?