"Sonic the Hedgehog" is a 2020 live-action/computer-animated superhero action-adventure comedy film directed by Jeff Fowler.
The starring cast includes Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog, James Marsden as Thomas "Tom" Michael Wachowski, Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski, Natasha Rothwell as Rachel, Adam Pally as Wade Whipple, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Neal McDonough as Major Bennington, Donna Jay Fulks as Longclaw, Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Miles "Tails" Prower, Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone 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, an anthropomorphic 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 open portals to other planets. She uses one to send him to Earth while she stays behind to hold 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 (James Marsden) Wachowski, calling him "Donut Lord", and his veterinarian wife, Maddie (Tika Sumpter), calling her "Pretzel Lady", unaware the pair are planning to relocate to San Francisco, as Tom, bored with the lack of action in Green Hills, plans to accept a position he's just been offered with the San Francisco Police Department.
One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness while playing baseball by himself and starts running at high speeds in a circle, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse which causes a large-scale power outage across the Pacific Northwest. The United States Department of Defense reluctantly enlists the services of eccentric roboticist and scientific genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to determine the cause. Sonic, in a state of fright, flees from his underground home, but 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" he was planning to travel to. A hesitant Tom agrees to help Sonic and the two flee when confronted by Robotnik, who falsely labels Tom a domestic terrorist. The two slowly bond, with Tom finding himself sympathetic to 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 Sonic the Hedgehog An alien anthropomorphic blue hedgehog with superhuman speed
James Marsden  as Thomas "Tom" Michael Wachowski the sheriff of Green Hills, known to Sonic as "Donut Lord"
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 deputy sheriff in Green Hills and Tom's closest friend
Jim Carrey  as Dr. Robotnik the brilliant robotics expert and mad scientist
Neal McDonough  as Major Bennington a soldier tasked with assisting Robotnik (whom he dislikes) in his efforts to capture Sonic
Donna Jay Fulks  as Longclaw An alien anthropomorphic brown owl and Sonic's caretaker
Colleen O'Shaughnessey  as Miles "Tails" Prower An alien anthropomorphic yellow-orange two-tailed fox
Lee Majdoub  as Agent Stone a government agent
Melody Nosipho Niemann  as Jojo Rachel's daughter and the niece of Maddie and Tom
Tom Butler  as Commander Walters the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Frank C. Turner  as Crazy Carl a conspiracy theorist
Garry Chalk  as Navy Chief of Staff
Michael Hogan  as Air Force Chief of Staff
Benjamin Valic  as Baby Sonic (as Benjamin L. Valic)
Shannon Chan-Kent  as Roadhouse Waitress
Brad Kelly  as Roadhouse Thug
Elfina Luk  as Secretary of Homeland Security
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

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 99 minutes. With a budget of $85 - 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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