Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie

Release Date: 9th September 1999 - USA
(Direct to Video)

Production Companies
General Entertainment Co. Ltd
Sega Enterprises
Studio Perriot
ADV Films (English Language Version)

Genre: Animation

Rating: PG

Runtime: 60 minutes

Plot Summary
Sonic's arch-nemesis Dr.
Robotnik has been
banished from the Land of
Darkness by an evil Metal
Robotnik. And if that wasn't
bad enough, the devious
doctor tells Sonic that the
Robot Generator has been
sabotaged and will blow
Planet Freedom to kingdom
come. But what could
possibly make Sonic trust
his worst enemy?

What could make him risk
life and claw? Surely not
the words of Dr. Robotnik.
Not even the pleas of the
President. It's not until the
President's beautiful daughter
Sara turns on the charm that
Sonic springs into action.
But does Sara really have
eyes for Sonic, or is she
sweet on the new kid
on the block, the never-before-
seen Hyper Metal Sonic?

Voice Cast: English 
Language Version
Martin Burke - Sonic the Hedgehog
Lainie Fraise - Miles 'Tails' Prower
Bill Wise - Knuckles the Echidna
Edwin Neal - Dr. Robotnik/
Sascha Biesi - Sara
Charles Campbell - Old Man Owl
Gary Lipkowitz - Metal Sonic

Production Designer/Director - Kazunori Ikegami
Based on Characters/
Production Directors - Yuji
Naka & Naoto Ohshima
Original Story - Masashi Kubota
Writer (English Language Version) - Jennifer Presto
Writer/Producer/Director (English Language Version) - Gary Lipkowitz
Executive Producer (English Language Version) - John Ledford
Producers - Naoharu Hokutani, Akinori Ohono,
Koichiro Sugie & Takayuki Sugizaki
Cinematography - Motokami Ikegami
Film Editor - Seiji Morita
Music - Mitsuhiro Tada

Though the English-language dub of the voice acting was terrible, yet SONIC THE HEDGEHOG THE MOVIE was faithful to the video game franchise and is the only Sonic cartoon to feature Metal Sonic. Although it was a good video game movie, you forgot to mention that it's anime, but could have been better if it had been made for theatres on the big screen instead of direct-to-video.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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