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Peter Paltridge

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Sep 24, 2003
Stars Hollow
Over the holiday, the Japanese trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released overseas. Foreign trailers are cut by different people and tend to reveal things the American promo campaign didn’t plan to.
The Japanese trailer starts out with a scene we’ve seen before, depicting what is obviously Green Hill Zone from Sonic’s original game, and a blue blur speeding around, looping the loops, and collecting floating rings. Then he stops and….it’s Sonic, but not the version we all know. He’s a baby, and he has a flower for you!

We never find out who the flower is for (guess we’ll have to buy a ticket for the answer to that one) but it’s Baby Sonic and he’s adorable, and Sega knows it, because the trailer also includes a pitch for merch of him.
The timing really couldn’t have been better for Paramount or Sega, given the instant celebrity bestowed upon another “baby” version of an iconic character (even if The Mandalorian’s “Child” isn’t specifically Yoda). And yes, a...
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Aug 8, 2014
Yeah, a “coincidence.” Because this production has never gone back and reworked itself to cravenly appeal to the audience.


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May 13, 2016
Yeah, a “coincidence.” Because this production has never gone back and reworked itself to cravenly appeal to the audience.
Well, at least I hope Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't suffer the same fate as Cats (second trailer better received than first trailer but film becomes a critical and box office disaster).


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Jul 14, 2010
There was a Baby Sonic toy listed before or around the time of the first trailer, so I think it was always part of the plot

Chocolate Fizzles

The Man, The Myth, The Cartoonist
Feb 24, 2018
Why do you say that? The baby scene in sonic played a short role in the movie and didn't feel out if place.
Well it'll eventually be milked dry as usual and become a tired trend if repeatedly done. Baby Sonic, ok. Baby Peanut, how to milk a character to death.


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