DNEG Brings Mushroom VFX in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

At the end of Paramount Pictures’ 2020 hit, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is banished to Mushroom Planet, setting the stage for a sequel that revisits the egomaniac scientist and his cosmic predicament. Hitting theaters on April 8th, the sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in addition to Carrey, stars Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, … Read more

‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Becomes the Highest-grossing Video Game Movie

Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 from Paramount Pictures and Sega. © 2021 Paramount Pictures and Sega of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. With $800,000 on Wednesday, and thus $148.9 million in new revenue over 20 days, Paramount and Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 today will pass a total … Read more

Sonic 2 Writer Discusses Scene Post-Credit, Villain Sonic 3

Picture: most important Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings more of the franchise knowledge Sega has built over the years; not only in the form of Blue Blur’s friend Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessy) and knuckles (Idris Elba), but the Emerald Master who served as the driving force behind some Sonic game. With Knuckles’ third film and spin-off … Read more

Is the Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise Abandoning Its Environmental Theme?

In the 1990s, the environment became a major theme in many media aimed at children. In the 80’s, Ghostbuster gave us Walter Peck, the unbridled agent of the Environmental Protection Agency who portrays environmentalists in a fairly negative light. However, the direction of pop culture shifted greatly only a few years later. Franchises like Captain … Read more