Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination.
Frank C. Turner
Melody Nosipho Niemann
Donna Jay Fulks
Steve Warky Nunez
Neal H. Moritz
Grant Van Der Slagt
Peter Lyons Collister
Stephen F. Windon
J. Michael Williams
Dmitri M. Johnson
Taglines: Super villain vs Super Sonic.
After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Creators: Pat Casey, Josh Miller
Director: Jeff Fowler
Star Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey
Producer (s): Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito
Cinematographer: Stephen F. Windon
Production House: Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, Blur Studio
Music: Tom Holkenborg
Original network / Official Sites: Paramount Pictures,
Release Year: 14 February 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 99 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, Bengali
Sonic, an extraterrestrial blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds, finds himself sought after by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that can create portals to other planets, using one to send him to Earth while she protects him from the echidnas, and also gives Sonic a map to a planet filled with mushrooms to use if he finds trouble on Earth. Ten years later, Sonic enjoys a secret life near the town of Green Hills, Montana, but longs to make friends. He idolizes the local sheriff, Tom Wachowski, and his veterinarian wife, Maddie, unaware the pair are planning to relocate to San Francisco soon, as Tom has been hired by the San Francisco Police Department.
One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness when playing baseball by himself, and runs at supersonic speed as a result, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse that knocks out power across the Pacific Northwest. Roboticist and scientific genius Doctor Robotnik is enlisted by the United States Department of Defense to uncover the source of the outage. Robotnik discovers and tracks Sonic, who hides in the Wachowskis’ shed. Tom discovers Sonic and accidentally shoots him with a tranquilizer, causing him to send his bag of rings through a portal to San Francisco. Tom reluctantly agrees to help Sonic before Robotnik arrives at the Wachowskis’ house and the two flee. As the pair evade Robotnik, who labels Tom a domestic terrorist, they slowly bond, with Tom learning about Sonic’s desire for a real friend.
Robotnik comes across one of Sonic’s quills, discovering the power in it has the potential to fuel his robots, and becomes obsessed with capturing Sonic. As he tracks them down, Tom discusses his plans to leave Green Hills, which Sonic disapproves of. Shortly after defeating a robot sent by Robotnik, an explosion injures Sonic. Arriving at San Francisco, Tom brings him to Maddie, who revives him. While Tom explains about their situation to Maddie, Sonic receives a new pair of sneakers from Maddie’s niece. The group heads to the Transamerica Pyramid, where Sonic’s bag of rings landed, and recover them. Robotnik arrives in a hovercraft and attacks them, forcing Sonic to use a ring to send Tom and Maddie back to Green Hills.
Sonic flees from Robotnik, who uses the power of Sonic’s quill to match his speed. The two engage in a chase across the world, ultimately returning to Green Hills. Robotnik incapacitates Sonic, but Tom and the other townsfolk intervene, allowing Sonic to regain his strength and reclaim his lost energy. Overcoming Robotnik, Sonic defeats him by sending him to the mushroom planet. Following the incident, Tom and Maddie decide to stay in Green Hills and let Sonic live with them. The US government erases all evidence of the events, including records of Robotnik’s existence. Meanwhile, an insane Robotnik, still in possession of Sonic’s quill, begins plotting his revenge.
In a mid-credits scene, Tails, an extraterrestrial fox, emerges from a ring portal in search of Sonic.