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Sonic the Hedgehog

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:

Since SXSW 2020 has been cancelled, that has affected SEGA’s plans for the show. The company was originally planning on hosting a panel, which was teased to have some announcements.

Although that panel will no longer be happening, SEGA is changing up how it’ll be doing things. Content from that event will now be presented “in a new format”. We don’t have the specifics yet, but this is on track for April.

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Tying in with the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, a new plushie is available on Build-A-Bear. There’s an online set featuring the stuffed animal, gold ring, and signature shoes.

You can order the Sonic Build-A-Bear on the official website here. Pricing is set at $46.

Sonic the Hedgehog and SXSW seem to go hand and hand. SEGA has held annual panels at the expo, and that will be the case once again this year. Also keeping in line with tradition, it sounds like we could be getting some announcements.

Here’s an official description of the panel:

The theme song for Sonic the Hedgehog is now live on YouTube. The piece boasts a hefty list of musicians, with iz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child – Speed Me Up on list. You can listen to the track here:

 

The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie just received a new trailer, albeit in Japanese. There’s some new and old footage mixed together, but one of the things we’re able to see is a quick look at baby Sonic.

Here’s the new video:

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Earlier this year, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was delayed out of 2019. With the extra time, Sonic himself would be getting a makeover to keep him more in like with fans’ expectations.

Ahead of the new February 14, 2020 premiere date, a brand new trailer has now arrived – complete with the first official look at Sonic’s redesign. Watch the video below.

After Sonic’s look was shown off for the upcoming movie, fans expressed a very negative opinion. The backlash was so strong that the film was the delayed and the character’s design will be changed.

Jim Carrey, who plays Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the movie, has now commented on the situation. Speaking at the Television Critics Association presentation for Carrey’s Showtime series Kidding, he said:

After a negative reaction to Sonic’s design in the upcoming movie, it was announced that the character would be going through a bit of a makeover. The decision also prompted the film to be delayed into February of next year.

Tim Miller, an executive producer on the Sonic movie, spoke about the entire experience in an interview with Variety. Miller shared the following about the reaction and going through with the redesign: