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SEGA releasing a new Sonic holiday animation tomorrow, shares teaser image

What a lovely holiday gift!

Looks like SEGA has another Sonic animation to share with the world come tomorrow. They've confirmed the new via the official Sonic Twitter account, and shared the above teaser image. Now where the animation premieres remains to be seen. I'd imagine it'll be tossed up on the Sonic Twitter account, but I know people will be hoping for something bigger that airs on the Game Awards!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Sonic movie merchandise announced from Sega and Paramount, partnering with Build-A-Bear, JAKKS Pacific, and more

Merch coming at you fast!

Movies based on iconic characters always come with their fair share of licensed merchandise. Sega and Paramount aren't missing out on earning some retail product revenue, since everyone seems to love Sonic's adorable redesign in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Figures, plush toys, books, apparel, playsets, and more are planned with a large variety of company partnerships. I'm glad I never have to witness what a Build-A-Bear of the original Sonic movie design would look like...

- Bentex: Apparel for youth (Spring 2020)

- Bioworld: Apparel for adults

- Build-a-Bear Workshop: Specialty plush items and accessories

- Diamond Select Toys: Highly detailed premium statue featuring an iconic scene (Spring 2020)

- Franco: Sonic bedding (Spring 2020)

- JAKKS Pacific: Playsets and plushies available in select territories (January 2020)

- Penguin Publishing: Variety of children's books (December 2019)

- Sega Shops: Capsule collection of items (January 2020)

- Snapco and Ping Solutions: In-cinema concessions premiums including drink toppers and popcorn buckets at select theaters

- Toy Factory and Sega Amusement: Novelty products for amusement parts and attractions in North America and Europe

- TBM Fashion Lab and Cooneen: Apparel for adults and youth internationally (Early 2020)

Sonic's Japanese voice actor won't be handling the role for the Sonic movie

Who's taking on the role?

Earlier today, we shared a 30-second spot for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. This spot was specific to Japan, and gave us a taste of the Japanese voice actor. While we don't know who's doing the voice, we do know that it's not longtime Sonic voice actor Junichi Kanemaru. Kanemaru has been providing the voice of Sonic since 1998, so seeing him pushed out of the movie role is pretty disappointing. Surely he would be capable of handling the work!

Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets a 30-second commercial in Japan

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie may come out in North America and Europe on February 14th, 2020, but our friends in Japan have to wait until March 27th, 2020 to check out the film. Still, even with the longer wait, commercials for the movie are airing in Japan. Check out a 30-second spot for the film above.

SEGA CEO shows off the upcoming Sonic X Puma sneakers, shirts, and hoodies

Sneak a peek

None other than SEGA CEO Haruki Satomi has taken to Twitter to show off some collaborative merch from Puma. The two companies have come together to create Sonic t-shirts, hoodies, and special sneakers. The lineup has a very minimalist design, but it does look pretty awesome!

The Game Awards 'may do something fun' in relation to the upcoming Sonic movie

And that's real good!

The Game Awards 2019 air this coming Thursday, and millions of gamers are gearing up for awards, reveals, and surprises. While show creator Geoff Keighly remains tight-lipped on the surprise side of things, he did mention a small something that Sonic fans might be interested to hear. When asked about potential show plans for anything related to Sonic's upcoming 30th anniversary, Keighly said the following.

Yeah...I don't know...we may do something fun with the movie that's coming out next year. We're still talking about that. Maybe we'll do something fun around that. We love Sonic, so Sonic may make an appearance in some form inside of the show.
Sounds like if something does happen, the idea is still being worked out. Doesn't sound like it's a lock just yet, but hopefully things will be hammered out before Thursday, and the Blue Blur will have some kind of presence on the show.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Another official Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster pops up

Looking better every day

While we might be living in the worst timeline for all sorts of stuff, I think we're living in the best for the Sonic movie. It may not have started out great, but we're definitely experiencing the turnaround now! Yet another great looking poster has been released, once again showing of Sonic's redesign. Looking good, blue blur!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Slick new animation shared to promote the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Day one, baby!

Man, what a turnaround its been for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. From leaked promo posters and in-store stands to the backlash from the first trailer, all the way to the redemption trailer and a near complete turnaround in the public eye. The Sonic movie is riding a real high right now, and it continues with the slick animation seen above. Just one more way to spread the word on the film itself, and Sonic's fantastic redesign!

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 'Accolades' trailer

The reviews are in

Still on the fence with Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games? Perhaps the latest trailer will help you out. It rounds up various praise from the gaming press all over the globe, and there's certainly plenty of it!

Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster for Brazil's Comic-Con Experience revealed

A work of art

Brazil's Comic-Con Experience is kicking off on Dec. 5th, 2019, and it's a hub for all things games, movies, TV, and more. That includes the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which is being promoted for the event with the amazing poster above. The poster was created by Eduardo Vieira, who has created something absolutely stellar. I'd love to have this as a print!

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