"Sonic the Hedgehog" is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film directed by Jeff Fowler.
The starring cast includes Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, James Marsden as Thomas Michael "Tom" Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski, Natasha Rothwell as Rachel, Adam Pally as Wade Whipple, Neal McDonough as Major Bennington, Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone, Tom Butler as Vice Chairman Walters, Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl and others.

Here are "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog movie?

Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 released the trailer for "Sonic the Hedgehog" you can watch here:
Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) - New Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Sonic the Hedgehog movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie plot summary.

On a distant planet, Sonic, a blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speed, is chased by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw (Donna Jay Fulks) the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that opens portals to other planets. She uses one to send him to Earth while she fends off the echidnas. 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 (James Marsden), calling him "Donut Lord", and his veterinarian wife, Maddie (Tika Sumpter), unaware the pair are planning to relocate to San Francisco, as Tom has been offered a position within the San Francisco Police Department.
One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness when playing baseball by himself, and runs at supersonic speed, and as a result, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse which causes a power outage across the Pacific Northwest. The United States Department of Defense reluctantly enlists roboticist and scientific genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to investigate. Tom discovers Sonic in his shed and accidentally shoots him with a tranquilizer dart, causing Sonic to drop his bag of rings through a portal to San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid instead of the mushroom planet as he intended. A reluctant Tom agrees to help Sonic 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. Sonic creates a bucket list and Tom helps him complete several entries along their journey.


Who plays who in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ben Schwartz  as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog the title character and protagonist, an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog with superhuman speed as on the run from Robotnik and the United States government
James Marsden  as Thomas Michael "Tom" Wachowski the sheriff of Green Hills
Jim Carrey  as Dr. Robotnik the antagonist and the mad scientist, who's after Sonic's super-speed powers for world conquest
Tika Sumpter  as Maddie Wachowski a veterinarian and Tom's wife
Natasha Rothwell  as Rachel Maddie's older sister
Adam Pally  as Wade Whipple a police officer in Green Hills and Tom's friend
Neal McDonough  as Major Bennington a soldier
Lee Majdoub  as Agent Stone
Tom Butler  as Vice Chairman Walters
Frank C. Turner  as Crazy Carl
Melody Nosipho Niemann  as Jojo (as Melody Niemann)
Shannon Chan-Kent  as Roadhouse Waitress
Brad Kelly  as Roadhouse Thug
Elfina Luk  as Secretary of Homeland Security
Garry Chalk  as Navy Chief of Staff
Michael Hogan  as Air Force Chief of Staff
Peter Bryant  as Army Chief of Staff
Jeremy Arnold  as Businessman
Jeanie Cloutier  as Businesswoman
Emma Oliver  as Parisian Little Kid
Bailey Skodje  as Minivan Kid
Dean Petriw  as Minivan Kid
Jeff Sanca  as Minivan Dad (as Jeffrey Sanca)
Lisa Chandler  as Minivan Mom
Chris Gailus  as News Anchor
Bethel Lee  as Receptionist
Anthony Santiago  as Senior Glass Installer
Jeremiah Oh  as Junior Glass Installer
Charles Heffernan  as Mime
Terence Kelly  as Farmer Zimmer
Sean Campbell  as Bartender
Scott Patey  as Bar Patron / On Set Sonic
Sandy Robson  as Bar Patron
Andrea Marcum  as Yoga Instructor
Benjamin Valic  as Baby Sonic (as Benjamin L. Valic)
Donna Jay Fulks  as Longclaw
Colleen O'Shaughnessey  as Tails

Release date

When is Sonic the Hedgehog movie release date?

"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2020 (Paramount Theatre), on February 13, 2020 (Germany, Hungary), on February 14, 2020 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom), on February 28, 2020 (Poland), on March 27, 2020 (Japan) and on June 26, 2020 (Japan) distributing by Paramount Pictures International, UIP-Dunafilm, 20th Century Fox, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, Constantin-Film, Finnkino, Forum Film Bulgaria, Huaxia Film Distribution, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Karantanija Cinemas, Lotte Entertainment, Meloman, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Paramount Films de EspaΓ±a, Paramount Films of India, Paramount Pictures UK, Paramount Pictures do Brasil, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Google Play, Hulu, Paramount Home Entertainment and VUDU.


What are Sonic the Hedgehog filming details?

The duration of the film is 98 minutes. With a budget of $81-90 million, the film grossed over $319.7 million.

"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in mid September 2018 and ended in Vancouver, Ladysmith, and Vancouver Island on October 16, 2018.


What are critics and audiences saying about Sonic the Hedgehog movie?

"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 63/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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