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New Sonic Design Debuts in Brand New Sonic Movie Trailer | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

After the negative reception of Sonic’s look in the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures have gone back to the drawing board, delayed the film until February 2020 and given the visual effects team some extra time to redesign the character. We now have our first look at Sonic’s redesigned with this brand new trailer. Check it out below:

While the design still looks quite similar to the original, with Sonic having 2 separated eyes and lots of finer spines on his back, he definitely looks more like his game model with an overall cuter look and the addition of gloves instead of white fur on his hands. His shoes are also more comparable to those of the games as well.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will now launch on February 14th 2020. Ben Schwartz voices Sonic with James Marsden playing his police officer friend Tom and Jim Carrey taking the role of Dr. Robotnik.

Sonic Movie Director Pledges to Change Sonic Design After Heavy Criticism

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

After heavy criticism of Sonic’s on-screen appearance in the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, director Jeff Fowler has made it clear that changes to the design are, “going to happen”. Fowler’s full tweet regarding the backlash is below:

“Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast”

This is quite an interesting development and something that likely comes with a heavy development and marketing cost. It also shows a greater commitment to protecting Sonic’s status as one of the most recognisable mascot characters of the nineties, who was previously reported to be more recognisable than Mickey Mouse in the 6 to 11 year old demographic in 1992.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer has currently been viewed 21.7 million times with 283 thousand likes and 479 thousand dislikes. The film is due to be released in the US on November 8th 2019. Sonic himself will be voiced by Ben Schwartz.

The First Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Has Arrived | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

The first trailer for Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here! Get your first look at Sonic and Dr. Robotnik in action by clicking the embed below:

All the previous imagery and leaks appear to have come true. The CGI Sonic is voiced by Ben Schwartz and seems to be a “realistic” take on the character with fur covering his whole body apart from his shoes. Sonic’s body shape is also quite human-proportioned. Jim Carrey’s Robotnik does have hair, but as alluded to in the final shot of the trailer, he appears to lose it and gain a lengthier mustache at some point during the film.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie releases on November 8th 2019 in the US. The film also stars James Marsden and is being directed by Jeff Fowler in his feature film debut.

Unobscured Sonic Design for 2019 Movie Discovered in Leaked Style Guide

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The first unobscured look at Sonic’s design in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here! A style guide for the film has leaked online and it gives us the first real look at Sonic’s face.

It’s actually not too dissimilar to the leaked pre-production poster featuring Chris Pratt, but it does showcase a lankier and more muscular look to Sonic that was showcased on the original poster.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to launch in North America on the 8th of November 2019 and features Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey in the role of Dr. Robotnik.


Image sourced from Polygon

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See San Francisco from Sonic’s Crotch in New Sonic Movie Poster

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Another new poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been leaked online and it showcases a view of San Francisco from on top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sonic’s eerily athletic legs are also showcased, along with his new footwear and lack of socks. A blue streak showing Sonic’s path to his eventual destination helps portray his speed.

It’s pretty safe to say that Sonic’s design in these two posters hasn’t exactly been met with open arms by the online community. The deviation from Sonic’s classic design hasn’t been popular with fans or even SEGA for that matter, who have been quoted as saying they weren’t happy with the design of Sonic’s eyes (which we have yet to see).

But it’s still early days for this movie. At the time of writing we haven’t seen a single teaser or trailer for the film, so it’s difficult to judge it on two images. It’ll certainly be interesting to see what everything looks like in motion.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to release on the 26th of December 2019 in the UK. The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler and also star Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

[Source: Wario64 on Twitter]

First Look at Sonic’s Appearance in the 2019 Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Monday, December 10th, 2018

2019 is shaping up to be the year that our beloved video game heroes are making the jump to the big screen and now it’s Sonic’s turn. IGN have showcased the first poster for the film which shows off a lot of Sonic’s new design.

Sonic is a lot furrier than he has appeared before (very much in keeping with how the Pokemon look in Detective Pikachu), and he’s sporting a more traditional pair of red running shoes. He also appears to have a more athletic look with blue arms. He might not even be wearing gloves, but it might simply be a case that the lack of light in this image obscures a smaller pair of gloves than we’re used to seeing. While Sonic’s face is obscured in this image, IGN’s interview with Neal Moritz seems to suggest Sonic’s eyes will be separate instead of the more traditional ‘one eye with two pupils’.

The poster also features a tagline which reads, “A Whole New Speed of Hero”.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to release on the 8th of November 2019 in the US. The UK gets the film the following month on the 26th of December 2019. Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic the Hedgehog who befriends James Marsden’s Tom Wachowski character. Jim Carrey will also step into the role of Dr. Robotnik (not Eggman). The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler.

[Source: IGN]

Fan Scene: Shenmue Documentary in Development

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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A fan-made Shenmue documentary is currently in the works. Directed by Adam Sipione, Shenmue: The Documentary will explore the history of the game as well as feature stories from fans of the franchise.

As the documentary is currently in production there is currently no projected release date. You can follow the production of the documentary by liking the Facebook page or following the Twitter profile.

[Source: IGN]

Merchandise: New Additions and the Opening of the Home Video Section

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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There are finally some new additions to our merchandise catalogue! Check out what we’ve added to the existing sections below:

– 2 Sonic Boom posters added to Artwork & Posters
– Japanese Sonic 20th anniversary statue added to Models & Figurines
– Sonic Boom and Project Diva F 2nd canvas bags added to Miscellaneous

We’ve also managed to finally open the home video section! This now includes the following items:

– Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog DVD boxset
– Existenz DVD (some interesting Dreamcast content on this!)
– SatAM DVD boxset
– Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie DVD
– Sonic Underground DVD boxset
– Sonic X promotional DVD
– All 4 volumes of the UK Sonic X DVDs

Nuremberg Toy Fair Confirms New Sonic Game for PS4/Xbox One/Wii U in 2015 UPDATE Sega Responds

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

UPDATE
SEGA have responded to the supposed leaked information about a new Sonic game, film and details about the new animated series ‘Sonic Boom’. Eurogamer received the below comment:

“Sega is yet to announce details of upcoming console video games for Sonic the Hedgehog or further details regarding the new Sonic CG TV series. The recent information coming out of Nuremburg Toy Fair was incorrect. For official and up to date news regarding Sonic the Hedgehog please go to www.sonicthehedgehog.com or follow Sonic on Twitter (@sonic_hedgehog).”

ORIGINAL STORY
A banner at the Nuremberg Toy Fair lists a new Sonic title to be launched in 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. The title is unannounced by SEGA officially, but it’s a pretty solid bet that the news is genuine as it’s listed on an official Sonic merchandise board on a stand at the fair.

Other small details have also been confirmed such as the new CG animated cartoon ‘Sonic Boom’ airing on Cartoon Network this autumn. There will be a 52 episode run of 11 minute episodes and there is also confirmation of a CG animated film.

SEGA are declining comments on the leak at this time.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Bayonetta Animated Film On The Way

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Well here’s a surprise announcement! Japanese animation studio Gonzo are making a Bayonetta animated feature film which is coming to Japanese theaters on November 23rd this year. The film is called Bayonetta: Bloody Fate and you can watch a trailer below:

[Source: SEGAbits]

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