Sonic The Hedgehog fan-made film airs on YouTube

Viral Video Aaron Birch 11 Jan 2013 - 15:14

Sonic the Hedgehog’s been getting the silver screen treatment, thanks to this impressive fan-film…

How far would you go to prove a point? A quick search on Google or Wikipedia? A few pounds and a “told you so!”? Or, would you spend masses of time and invest both money and a hell of a lot of hard work into creating a project to get your point across?

That’s just what New York-based Blue Core Studios has done with this fan-made Sonic the Hedgehog short movie. Created as a spec-film to scratch that Sonic movie itch and to prove that a real-life spliced with CGI Sonic movie is, indeed, possible, this 18 minute short introduces some of the game’s most noteworthy characters into a real-life world.

A prologue of sorts, here we see that the planet Mobius is under attack by the forces of Dr Robotnik, and only the ‘Blue Blur’ stands between him and total robotic transformation of the populace.

The movie is very well done, and although the idea of a bright blue anthropomorphic hedgehog running around with real people sounds a little crazy, it’s handled pretty well. After all, if we can have Roger Rabbit singing and dancing with Bob Hoskins, then why not this?

The short also stars some famous community faces, such as the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, and ScrewAttack.com’s Craig Skistimas, and the video has, at the time of writing, been viewed 141,836 in just over 24 hours. Whilst that’s not up to Psy standards, it’s still pretty good, and you should wander down below and give it a look.

Sega has announced already that a new Sonic game is due this year, and that the company plans to push the flagship mascot harder. With recent games being a real mixed bag (with most being on the wrong side of quality), here’s hoping Sonic’s future adventures pick up the pace.

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Ah I see you changed both the title and the article there, making my previous comment look incomprehensible to the lay-person, making me look like a fool. A fool I say!

New sonic games have been mixed, but both versions of Generations were fantastic. keep that style, tweaking only the niggles, and they are on to a winner!

If they ever make a Sonic movie then they should do it in the same style as Dreamworks/Pixar. This isn't bad and Dr. Robotic is actually done surprisingly well but I don't think anyone would take it seriously as a live action/ animated CGI.

The guy about to be executed looks like Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic)

Wait that was him 0,0

Roger Rabbit was SUPPOSED to be a cartoon! It was supposed to be weird and clashing. A movie where there are real people, especially being so serious and having a military focus, and you throw in big goofy CG sonic is just silly. It would be handled best as a CG movie, but really, I'd be happy if they just didn't make one. I will eat a pinecone if they ever make a Sonic that I like more than the anime OVA from the 90s (SatAM is good but I prefer my sonic sans Sally/Rotor/Bunny/etc), it just won't ever happen, though I don't doubt they will try. As for this movie, I thought it was REALLY cool. But as a short 18 minute fan-film, , not as a serious attempt to adapt the games. And while I liked it, it was silly as hell, it didn't succeed at showing that sonic can work in live action/CG, as far as I'm concerned, it proved that it can't.

"With recent games being a real mixed bag (with most being on the wrong side of quality), here’s hoping Sonic’s future adventures pick up the pace." Are you saying that Colors, Generations, and 4:1 and 4:2 were bad games?

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