animated cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie © Studio Pierrot Co. Ltd. / General Entertainment Co. Ltd.
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Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie

Sonic and Tails are told to travel to the Presidentís house, where Robotnik tells them that Planet Freedom is in danger. Metal Robotnik has taken over Robotopia and has set the main reactor to self destruct. Only Sonic and Tails have the incredible speed necessary to get to and shut the system down in time. Boarding the Tornado, they set off to Robotopia; all the time fearing that the whole thing may be a trap. Indeed it turns out that Robotnik has used this ploy to collect the data he needed to complete his latest invention: Metal Sonic, faster and much more deadlier than the real thing. As Sonic and his robot doppelganger fight it out Tails and Knuckles try to figure out a way to stop this robotic assassin before it is too late.

see also: Sonic X (TV Series), Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series) and Sonic Underground (TV Series)
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This is an awesome animated adaption of Sonic so far. What I always liked about Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (OVA) is that the animation reminds me of Sonic CD...
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this is a classic if you dont like this movie you have no right calling yourself a fan of sonic its a must see for sonic fans and if your just...
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By far the first animation of Sonic that I look with serious desesperation. Kinda dissapoint me, since being truly an anime and a japanese production that exist based on the...
Created by: Studio Pierrot Co. Ltd., General Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Language: English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Masami Kikuchi ... Sonic the Hedgehog
Hekiru Shiina ... Miles 'Tails' Prower
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Knuckles
Junpei Janikuchi ... Dr. Eggman
Mika Kanai ... Sera
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Martin Burke ... Sonic the Hedgehog
Lainie Frasier ... Miles 'Tails' Prower
Bill Wise ... Knuckles
Edwin Neal ... Dr. Robotnik, The President
Gary Dehan ... Metal Sonic
Sascha Biesi ... Sara
Charles Campbell ... Old Man Owl
Directed by: Kazunori Ikegami
Produced by: Naoharu Hokutani, Akinori Ohno, Koichiro Sugie and Takayuki Sugizaki
Musical Score by: Mitsuhiro Tada
Writing Credits: Masashi Kubota
Based on: Characters created by Yuji Naka and Sonic Team.

Originally two Japanese television OAVs; they were put together to create this Ďfilmí version when it was ported to English language territories in 1999.

Contrary to widely held popular belief, Sonicís home world in the videogames was never originally called Mobius, that name was solely an invention, probably by Sega of America. Since then the world of Sonic has been called Mobius by those in the west. In Japan the planet has always been referred to as the Earth (which some have read as a future or parallel version of ours).

In recent times Sega has, through the use of the Sonic Adventure videogames, the Sonic X TV series (which references the fact when Sonic notes that the stars look the same: at least in the English dub) and in this movie, where Sonic and Tails discover the ruins of what looks like New York. Sega have thus effectively retconned the name Mobius out of cannon. Some fans in the west still like to refer to Sonicís world as Mobius (especially when concerning the original games), as well as the name of Dr. Robotnik for the villain.

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