The current voice of Tails says she's not done with the role yet

More Tails to tell

We learned recently that Colleen O’Shaughnessey, the voice of Tails, wouldn't be lending her talents to the upcoming animated series, Sonic Prime. Many worried it was the end of the road for O’Shaughnessey as the character, but it appears that's not the case.

Colleen took to Twitter to reply to a fan who said they were sad to see her leave the role. She replied by saying that she's not done with the Tails character just yet, but didn't mention what else she'd be involved with. You'd have to imagine Colleen is voicing the character for another game, but only time will tell.

Roger Craig Smith says it was his decision to leave the role of Sonic the Hedgehog

Roger that

Many fans have been wondering why Roger Craig Smith stopped voicing Sonic the Hedgehog. It seems like a dream job to voice one of gaming's most iconic characters, so why leave? Plenty of people thought that SEGA gave Smith the axe, paving the way for a newcomer. In an interview with the Voices from Krypton podcast, Smith says it was his own decision to step away.

“I think my response would be “it’s just one of those things.” It’s a time in looking at the way things are being handled and the way that you are, where you’re at, and what you kind of want to deal with, and do. And I found myself going, ‘I think it’s time. I think it’s time to be done.'”

"I know people are sort of surprised and shocked by it, and it was like “yeah”, and I’ve seen all the speculation that were like, “voice actors don’t walk away, he was fired!

It’s interesting the perception that people have, and we get this all the time; like, it’s amazing how all the experts that are out there that have nothing to do with this industry that make all of these assumptions, you know, ‘this is how this works and this is what this does’…

You know, after a while you do things and start going ‘I think I’m very pleased and I’m very proud and I’m very happy with what has happened there,’ and I think it’s time to say, ‘I don’t want to keep doing this.’

Some people would be like, “why?” and it’s like, “it doesn’t have to make sense to you.” It’s perfectly good sense to me and it was the right thing to do, and I’m happy to have done it.’"

Sonic the Hedgehog movie now available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime

Grab the popcorn!

Still haven't seen the Sonic the Hedgehog movie? You've got two new options for watching it today.

Both Amazon Prime and Hulu have added the film to their libraries, so hopefully you can enjoy the movie through one of those options. Better give it a watch now, as the sequel is speeding our way in April 2022. You never know how long these streaming platforms have the option to show specific movies either, so don't wait!

SEGA and JAKKS Pacific Announce Partnership for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie

A Sonic sequel tie-up

With the first Sonic movie being a hit, it's no surprise to see companies eager to get involved with the sequel. When it comes to merch, we now know that JAKKS Pacific is going to be offering a line of toys and more for the film. Check out full details on the collaboration below.

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced global toy rights with SEGA of America, Inc. for Paramount Pictures’ feature film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. JAKKS will design, manufacture, market, and sell Sonic the Hedgehog 2 branded toy product lines based on the upcoming feature film, set for release in 2022. The agreement between JAKKS and SEGA will include rights to produce action figures, playsets, vehicles, plush toys and other collectibles. Disguise, the costume division of JAKKS Pacific, will also be designing and manufacturing costumes and accessories inspired by characters from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The new line of merchandise is an extension of the multi-year, global toy licensing deal SEGA of America forged with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. in 2019, which featured top-selling collectibles based on the original Sonic the Hedgehog film (2020). Items based on the first film included the Talking Sonic Plush, Sonic Baby Plush and Spin Dash Sonic playset, all of which saw a strong worldwide sales performance at retailers both in-store and online.

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is sure to be a runaway hit in 2022. Given the success of the first movie and performance of our current Sonic the Hedgehog product line, we are excited to continue to develop toys that follow along with Sonic’s next great movie adventure,” said Craig Drobis, Senior Vice President of Marketing at JAKKS Pacific, Inc. "JAKKS brings decades of innovative product development experience to the table and will continue to bring to life these iconic characters in a wide variety of new and unique ways for kids and fans alike.”

“We’ve seen such a great response from fans to the Sonic the Hedgehog products created by JAKKS Pacific, and we’re thrilled to continue working with them to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” said Alex Gomez, Licensing Director at SEGA of America. “We hope that fans of the Blue Blur will see the collection as a testament of our appreciation and create memorable Sonic experiences with the products for years to come.”

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer products sold throughout the world, headquartered in Santa Monica, California. JAKKS Pacific manages a broad portfolio of licensed and owned I.P. brands and products, with best sellers such as Sonic the Hedgehog action figures, plush and playsets. All products are available online or in retail stores nationwide.

Owned by JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Disguise is a world leader in design and development of inventive and cutting-edge Halloween costumes and accessories with distribution across the world. With a dedication to quality and detail, Disguise continues to own the licensed costume space with additional lines rolling out each year. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings an exciting cast of characters to the table, making a great fit for dress up products.

Yuji Naka shares his excitement for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie

Too fast, two tails

Earlier yesterday, we got our first look at the official logo for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the movie sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog. The film is set to launch on April 8th, 2022, so we've got over a year's worth of time until we see how this sequel comes together.

While the movie is a ways off, people are already sharing their excitement. That includes Yuji Naka, one of the men who helped bring Sonic the Hedgehog to life. Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, Naka appears to be quite eager to check the film out.

“I’m looking forward to the Sonic 2 movie. And as expected Tails is going to appear now. The release date has been confirmed too, so I’m really excited.”

Check out the official logo for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel

Gotta go fast.

Groundbreaking. Thought provoking. Extremely obvious. Presenting the official title of the #SonicMovie​ sequel: Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Catch #SonicMovie2​ in theatres in 2022.

RUMOR: Jason Momoa offered the role of Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel

Good or bad pick?

While fans are trying to figure out who'll voice Sonic in upcoming games following Roger Craig Smith's departure, a new rumor about the voice for another character has popped up.

Online scuttlebutt popped up today about Knuckles, who'll apparently have a sizable role in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel. While there's nothing official out there right now, rumor has it that Aquaman's Jason Momoa has been offered the role. Whether he'll take it or not remains to be seen.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Ben Schwartz says Sonic the Hedgehog 2 starts filming soon, says no one's approached him about voicing Sonic in the games

Who'll take on the role?

We've recently heard some rumblings that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel was going to start filming soon, and in an interview with Comicbook.com, Ben Schwartz himself confirmst hat to be true.

"I know that the sequel's happening, and they're gonna start filming soon, but because I'm the voice behind a speaker, I don't know any exact dates or anything like that. But I'm excited, I read the script and it's awesome."

Along with that, people have been wondering if Schwartz is going to step into the role of Sonic for the games as well, since Roger Craig Smith is no longer lending his talents to the character. According to Schwartz, no one has asked him to take on the job yet.

"Let's all, for a second, before we even say that, Roger Craig Smith is an absolute legend. Like, his VO work, Sonic being one of them, but his career is unbelievable for a VO artist. He is so talented.

I haven't thought about it, I haven't really thought about it. The first time that it's ever come up was because Roger seems to be stepping away, so, the first time ever, people are asking me I wonder, nobody's asked me, between you and I, I haven't really answered this question yet but nobody's come up to me and said anything so my assumption is that, who knows? But I wonder. I love the world of Sonic, and I love the fan base. The fan base has been so supportive and lovely. So, I don't know. I wonder, I wonder what would happen. But as of now, nobody's had a conversation with me about any of that. But I do just want to say, that you know like, of course that whole you know, Jaleel, Ryan, all those guys are incredible, but it was incredible to be a part of that legacy and then to hear that Roger is stepping down just to say again how amazing he was."

Mike Pollock confirms he's still voicing Dr. Eggman for upcoming Sonic games

Get a load of THIS, Sonic!

Numerous Sonic-related voice actors have taken to social media in the last week to mention that they're not returning to their roles in upcoming Sonic games, or the Sonic Prime show coming to Netflix. Many have been wondering if Mike Pollock, the voice of Dr. Eggman, was going to meet the same fate. Turns out that's not the case.

Pollock took to Twitter to confirm that he will indeed be voicing Eggman in upcoming games, but stopped short of revealing anymore details. You can see his full statement on the matter below.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

LEGO greenlights Sonic Mania-themed design, will work with Sega to make it a reality

LEGO allows fans to submit designs for future LEGO products, and a user by the name of toastergrl submitted a design based on Sonic Mania. As of today, LEGO has approved the design and announced that they would work with SEGA to make it a reality. It is unknown how long it will take to make this design a reality, but some time in the future, some more Sonic-LEGO merchandise will be on the way!


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