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Live-action and Animation Hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Announced

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Sega Sammy has announced a new Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

While details are scant, the movie will be produced under Sony Pictures, and is set to be a mix of live-action and animation, news confirmed via an interview with President and CEO of the Sega Sammy Hajime Satomi and The World Folio. It’ll release sometime in 2018.

Sega noted that with their previous CG animation endeavors and now this new hybrid movie, they’re looking to expand further into the entertainment business.

Note, above image is not from the movie, it’s from the short film The Hedgehog

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  1. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    February 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    kill me

  2. The Gamer Of Ages
    The Gamer Of Ages
    February 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This is not a good day to live

  3. Vagineer1
    Vagineer1
    February 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Oh god no. They ruined Code Lyoko by making the new season half live action. Don’t ruin Sonic too.

  4. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    February 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Is that boy on drugs?

  5. Juan Pablo Fernandez
    Juan Pablo Fernandez
    February 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

    What?? They fucking did? That’s horrible.

  6. orvia
    orvia
    February 10, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Wasn’t this announced a while ago? :p Like in 2014?

    The fucking picture for this article too, HAHA! Luv you guis

  7. Vagineer1
    Vagineer1
    February 10, 2016 at 10:23 am

    You’ve heard about the new Code Lyoko show they made about a year or two ago? Code Lyoko Evolution. It is half live action and the parts where the group are in Lyoko are CGI (Like before, except the CGI animation for Evolution is quite a bit better)

  8. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I never asked for that.

  9. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    February 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

    That fucking picture tho.

  10. lucben999
    lucben999
    February 10, 2016 at 10:53 am

    How is it even possible to ruin Sonic at this point?

  11. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    February 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

    As long as his arms aren’t blue.

  12. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    February 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Oh dude, what. Just googled it, that looks horrible.

  13. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    February 10, 2016 at 11:43 am

    You know, if the movie was actually about that drugged out looking kid in the picture believing he is Sonic for the whole movie it might be awesome.

    No backstory or explanation as to why either.

  14. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    February 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    They chose to do this for Sonic’s anniversary? Huh.

  15. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    February 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I..I…holy shit.

    Someone walk me through this. Someone explain to me the fucking meaning of this. Sony if you wanted to commit suicide there are easier methods.

  16. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    February 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    There’s gonna be live-action? Gonna stay really far from this one.

  17. Hirasugi
    Hirasugi
    February 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Gotta go fast

  18. sanic
    sanic
    February 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I hope its as good as the western dragon ball Z movie!

  19. scemar
    scemar
    February 10, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    There is a 1% chance this movie will be the greatest thing ever, like who framed roger rabbit mixed with badass action movie stuff and semi ironic radical awesome attitude that embraces the best of sanic and GOTTA GO FAST and it’s gonna make us all feel like little adult children again and it’ll be the best thing ever.

    The remaining 99% chance is for it to be a terrible piece of garbage.

  20. Touma Kazusa
    Touma Kazusa
    February 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    So it’s gonna be Sonic ’06: The Movie, now with even more Sonic on h human female action

  21. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I don’t know, I feel it might just be Sonic X but with Chris being a real boy unless they go the Transformers route and make it Shadow the Hedgehog.

  22. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Heh, both Canadians and Europeans are shit at bringing shows back.

  23. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 10, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Question, is Chris Chan in jail?

  24. Chase Moran
    Chase Moran
    February 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Sorry, but this news is not only old, but incorrect.

    The first word we got of this movie was some time in 2014, when it was confirmed Sony would produce a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Since then, we’ve learned quite a few about the core staff, such as who the producers and screenwriters are, as well as the fact that Marza, the studio responsible for the CG openings of some of the games as well as the “Night of the Werehog” short. The only thing we’ve learned from the recent interview is that it’s confirmed for 2018.

  25. C4
    C4
    February 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Megan Fox as Tails please.

  26. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    CG animation huh. But Sonic has never been good in 3D.

  27. NeoSkyte
    NeoSkyte
    February 11, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I’ve heard that Marza Animation Planet is doing the CG for this movie. Well if that’s true then we have nothing to worry about since they did the CG animation for Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Lost World and Sonic Generation trailers.

  28. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    February 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Aww was really hoping this would come at this year because a terrible Sonic movie would have really completed this current godawful era of Sonic that completely undid the goodwill they had generated with Colors and Generations. At least in the last era of terrible Sonic 2004-2008 we had Dimps putting out decent games, now Dimps barely puts out anything and when they do it’s been just as awful as the rest of the franchise’s current output.
    Even if the potentially two unannounced games coming this year are major improvements over the past years I’m expecting them to come with big caveats ranging from the return of tacked on separate gameplay styles that steal dev time away from and distract from the actual Sonic gameplay, making a Genesis style Sonic but not correcting Sonic 4’s obvious mistakes, needless platform exclusivity and shoehorning in a bunch of pandering memes and references to youtubers to tap into the popularity of their “zany” Twitter account.

  29. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    February 11, 2016 at 2:09 am

    It’s a not a full CG animation but another hybrid film based off old properties from the 80s-90s meaning it’s all but confirmed to be another terrible cartoon animal in NYC movie which is also very funny seeing as the games also went with this direction starting in 1998 and mostly stuck to it with few exceptions until 2010 but would humorously lead to Generation’s bulk of city stages the following year.

  30. 7-D Sensei
    7-D Sensei
    February 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Would anyone be surprised if the article picture was a screenshot from the movie?

  31. steve72
    steve72
    February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    should’ve put caption ‘bruh’ on pic. lol

  32. Juan Pablo Fernandez
    Juan Pablo Fernandez
    February 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    It seems to have a very little fanbase, considering I found a vid on youtube with spanish subtitles, still, it’s horrible. Why couldn’t the make it all CGI?

  33. Juan Pablo Fernandez
    Juan Pablo Fernandez
    February 11, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    There’s always a way, it seems. Hopefully this is the final nail on the coffin.