This article is about the 1996 Sonic The Hedgehog OVA. You may be looking for the 2020 movie with the same name.
Sonic the Hedgehog (OVA)
"MY HAT'S ON FIRE!"
Comedy, science fiction
Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega
Martin Burke Edwin Neal Bill Wise Gary Dehan Sascha Biesi Edwin Neal Charles Campbell Akimitsu Takase
ADV Films SEGA(?)
January 26, 1996 – March 22, 1996 (Japan) September 9, 1999 (USA)
Japan United States
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog (not to be confused with the 2020 film) (or simply called Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie) is a 1996 science fiction action comedy animated film based on SEGA's video game franchise of the same name.
Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekicks Tails and Knuckles the Echidna are determined to thwart a plan that would turn their Land of the Sky into the equivalent of the Land of Darkness, which lurks beneath the surface. So they plow through to the center of the planet and the ancient city of Robotropolis/Eggman Land to do righteous battle. The big question of the day is whether the usually evil Dr. Robotnik is telling the truth for once or sending the good guys into a trap.
Why It Rocks
Very smooth animation, even for direct-to-video standards.
The animation itself is similar to the opening sequence for Sonic CD, in which also looked quite amazing.
The intense fight scene between Sonic and Hyper Metal Sonic.
A few cool one-liners that would become internet memes soon, like "Shut up, Tails!",Strange, isn't it?" and "My Hat's on Fire!"
Many funny moments. For example, Robotnik (or Eggman, depending on how you call him) uses two missiles, but one of them was the rabbit that successfully hit the Tornado, when the turtle missile moves very slow and Robotnik's Wedding plans with Sara.
It follows the source material with few minor changes.
Hyper Metal Sonic also later reappears as a redeemed character named Shard the Metal Sonic in the Sonic Archie Comics series.
Excellent soundtrack, as it was originally going to feature the soundtrack but it was dropped due to poor sales for the Japanese release.
Sad and touching moment when Sonic tries to save Metal Sonic, but Metal Sonic refuses and says "There is only one Sonic",.
Sara is very annoying in every part of the movie, similar to Princess Elise from Sonic 2006. She is also part of many inappropriate scenes, such as Tails snagging on her, in a G rated movie.
The voice acting, in the English dub, is very sub-par, as almost all the characters have been miscast, and most of the characters' lines are very annoying and hammy.
Not to mention, some of them have pretty laughable dialogue.
Somewhat bland humor, especially compared to the games.
A censored version exists. It has been found on the 1999 VHS release.