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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie opens with a pretty action-packed sequence. The first few seconds show the Blue Blur being chased by Dr. Robotnik in the present across the streets of San Francisco. On top of that, we see that Baby Sonic was forced to escape to Earth.

It seems that the Sonic film could have opened in a very different way. Now that the movie’s Blu-ray release is here, deleted scenes are popping up online, including an alternate opening. The scene features Green Hills, Montana resident Crazy Carl, who hopes to catch Sonic by setting up traps – but ultimately fails.

Here’s a look at the clip:

Pokemon the Movie: Coco was originally set to debut in Japan on July 10. But due to the coronavirus, its premiere has been pushed back to an unspecified date. The Pokemon Company apologized in today’s announcement.

Zarude, a new Mythical Pokemon, will be making one of its first major appearances in Pokemon the Movie: Coco. It will eventually be offered in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. You can learn more about the creature in our previous post here.

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Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most companies have their employees working from home. That includes Illumination, the studio behind the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie.

Despite the change in work environment, Illumination is apparently very well equipped for the situation. All aspects of development, production, and marketing are being done remotely. Illumination has actually always been involved with remote work due to the daily collaboration of producers, artists, designs, editors, and more between their Paris and Santa Monica staff. A source told Deadline that the past two months have been “an extremely productive, innovative and creative time at the company.”

The Super Mario Bros. movie will arrive sometime in 2022. Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination founder Chris Meledandri are co-producing.

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You won’t have to wait much longer for Sonic the Hedgehog’s digital release. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and movie theaters closing, Paramount Pictures will be offering the film online starting March 31. That’s just 46 days after the debut in theaters.

Sonic the Hedgehog will also be made available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and rental on demand or disc starting May 19.

Here’s some information about bonus features and more:

IGN has shared a couple of new posters for this year’s Monster Hunter movie. Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa are featured here, who are holding the Giant Jawblade and Great Hunter’s Bow.

Those attending PAX East 2020 can pick up the posters in miniature form at the Monster Hunter Festa event taking place on Saturday, February 29.

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Update: Direct-feed version of the trailer added.


A new trailer for Pokemon the Movie Coco has just aired on the Japanese program Oha Suta. It features the just-revealed Mythical Pokemon Zarude, Shiny Celebi, and more.

Here’s the full video:

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This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa…

Today, The Pokemon Company and Netflix announced a partnership that will see the premiere of Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution on Netflix. The movie will be appearing on the service around the world outside of Japan and Korea on February 27.

Here’s the full announcement:

Dragon Quest: Your Story debuted in Japan last August. The movie was based on Dragon Quest V, Square Enix’s RPG that first appeared on the Super Famicom in 1992 and later on DS in 2008 / 2009.

Thankfully, an English release of Dragon Quest: Your Story is in the cards. Netflix has updated with a listing confirming that it will have the film available to stream for subscribers next month.

Here’s a brief description of the movie:

The first trailer for the next Pokemon anime movie aired on the Japanese television show Oha Suta a few minutes ago. We don’t have an official upload just yet, but it was captured and shared online by a few viewers.

The new movie is known as Pokemon the Movie Coco – at least in Japan. It admittedly doesn’t show a whole lot, though we have the trailer below.


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