Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (1999) - Nostalgia Critic

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Japan's OVA has great animation, but the story is as, well, a speedy blue hedgehog. See where this blue blur of a mess went wrong. Nostalgia Critic takes a look at Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (1999).
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    Sonic the Hedgehog is a two-episode 1996 Japanese anime OVA series based on Sega's best-selling franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. The anime features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Dr. Eggman (Dr. Robotnik in the English release), Metal Sonic and a few supporting characters created exclusively for the OVA.

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  • Channel Awesome

     (Aug 1, 2018)

    Please check out and Support this week's charity - Doug Robotnik - do you want the Nostalgia Critic to review in the future?

  • Nikolas Mace

     (Mar 3, 2019)

    Can you look at Godzilla Planet of the Monsters??????????

  • TheZeldaExperienceWithin

     (Jan 13, 2019)

    Channel Awesome. You haven’t played any Final Fantasy games or seen their outrageous character and building designs if you think Elise or 06 look anything like a Final Fantasy game.

  • Melissa Joy

     (Aug 1, 2018)

    Well Megaman and Sonic have collabed in a comic before so…

  • WikiThis

     (3 days ago)

    +Rainpooper I think the lawsuit he had against Archie was a big part of the series stopping if I remember right.

  • Arc Spark

     (4 days ago)

    And when you think of some of the things that came from Penders forcefully pulling his characters out, it makes it even worse in the context of Sonic's world. In one of the later arcs, after Penders left, Archie Comics was forced to put in a plotline that showed the last remnants of the Echidna race including Knuckle's girlfriend Julie-Su which Penders also created being thrown into a dimensional portal, never to be seen again. And if we are to assume that was a completely seperate universe, and the ma...

  • Abramplays MC

     (Aug 3, 2018)

    “You’re the face of the company!”“And the company is my face!”That got me laughing more than I should have been.

  • Sketch_ Tepig

     (Nov 19, 2018)

    +Nine_Tails137 yeah "pika-boom assholes" was the best

  • Nine_Tails137

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    Your planet's blocking of Venus results in termination. Isn't that lovely Hmm?

  • Spencer Edwards

     (Dec 11, 2018)

    this is now the better Sonic movie. you all saw that poster for the live action movie you know this is better!

  • steven bowen

     (Mar 14, 2019)

    Is going to be Awesome priceless day

  • steven bowen

     (Mar 14, 2019)

    Saily tears is going to be amazing moments just like the emoji movie reaction

  • S Doerr

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    A thumbs down in Japan actually means "go to hell" I used to teach English there, and our company taught us right away not to do that at school. :)

  • Wire The Malfunctioning Robot

     (Mar 8, 2019)

    Oh shoot that ment sonic said "go to hell" in sonic mania adventures

  • L.E. Miller

     (Jan 18, 2019)

    +KJ Setser Think of it is "yes you should kill them" "No you shouldn't kill them" rather than "yes you should let them live" "No they should die" same concept, different side of the coin.

  • David Van Well

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    had to stop at the Goodbye Sara sign. i laughed so hard

  • Mergie S

     (Dec 31, 2018)

    +David Van Well *GOODBYE SARA ! !*

  • CJCroen1393

     (Aug 1, 2018)

    Fun fact: This was actually meant to be a pilot for a TV series. The TV series was never made, presumably for the reasons NC brought up. Also, it gets some details about the franchise wrong, namely with Knuckles' entire character--Knuckles is an echidna, not a mole, and he's the guardian of Angel Island's Master Emerald, not a treasure hunter.

  • KyanbuXM

     (2 days ago)

    The the OVAs both sold poorly which pretty much killed their plans for an anime based off of the Mega Drive/CD games.And it's part of why Sonic X was based off of the DC era games instead (SA1 to Heroes).

  • Arc Spark

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    Well Knuckles IS a part time treasure hunter when he's not protecting the Master Emerald or when he's looking for the shards of the Master Emerald. That giant green gem surprisingly gets destroyed a lot

  • Mark Zimmerman

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    Wait, all of a sudden people hate the Adventure games? God, this fanbase can't agree on anything.

  • KyanbuXM

     (2 days ago)

    Eh it's more that the adventure games haven't aged well and got really buggy HD ports which made preexisting issues worse along with new ones ( sound mixing, collision detection, ect).

  • RubyShedinja33

     (4 days ago)

    they look like an eyesore with average gameplay

  • RandomBlackGamer

     (Aug 7, 2018)

    Lol Doug giving himself credit for his role in the online movie.

  • Guybrush Threepwood

     (Dec 27, 2018)

    Cleeroy? Cleeroy Brown? Is that you? Holy shit! What's good man! You may not remember me but we went to high school together

  • Astro Wolvez

     (Nov 21, 2018)

    Wait what?

  • Yobloxshian Kart

     (Aug 9, 2018)

    When I first watched this the entire time I was confused why tails sounds like his nose is clogged