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SONIC The Hedgehog Speeds Into Our Hearts on Valentines Day!

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Sonic is the American hero of video games with the superpowers to transcend generations and cultures. Chances are if you were a Sonic the Hedgehog fan as a kid your kids are too. He rolls like that!

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise, that we all loved, from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth.

In a press junket, that allowed kids to take on the roll of jr. reporters, we listened as the actors answered questions and gave life advise, to the kiddos of course.

Jim Carrey is Dr. Robotnik

When asked why Dr. Robotnik wants to steal Sonic’s power Carrey responded saying that ” Sonic is special, Sonic has a divine spark and looks at the world like clay and Robotnik can’t do that. He went on to say that his character is so concerned with what people think about him and making a mark that can never be erased in the world and that’s what people get caught up in sometimes.

The real magic in life is to hang on to that kid in you. ~ Jim Carrey

Producer Toby Ascher, Director Jeff Fowler, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz and Heather Brooker speak onstage during the “Sonic The Hedgehog” Parent Blogger / Influencer Conference featuring James Marsden, Ben Schwartz & Jim Carrey with host Heather Brooker at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

James Marsden and best friend Sonic the Hedgehog

While filming James Marsden told us that he did things like carry a blue sand bag when pretending to hold Sonic and looking at and talking to a piece of tape on a tripod for hours. These tactics made him use his imagination and even tap into his inner kid. He also wants kids to walk away from Sonic the Hedgehog movie to be aware of the importance of accepting people and animals, anything that may be different from you and finding friendships in unlikely places and the importance of connection and friendship.

Tika Sumpter’s Valentine’s Day Advice

“It’s nice to also say, ‘You know what, fam, we’re going to spend Valentine’s together and we’re going to go see [SONIC THE HEDGEHOG], maybe we’ll get a pizza or something and talk about it and just have a good time,’” Sumpter told Movieguide®.

SYNOPSIS: Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG | THEATERS FEBRUARY 14

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Director: Jeff Fowler

Written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller Based on the Sega Video GameProduced by Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito

Executive Producers Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Masanao Maeda,Nan Morales, Tim Miller

Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey

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