Sonic the Hedgehog

Trivia: The film's first trailer - in particular the design chosen for Sonic - was so poorly received, that the director confirmed on Twitter two days later that the studio was committed to changing the design to quell the backlash.

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Trivia: In the beginning of the film, baby Sonic gives Longclaw a flower with spiky pedals. This flower is actually based on a flower sprite from the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" video-game for the Sega Genesis. (00:02:16)

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Trivia: The town in the movie is called "Green Hills." This is a reference to "Green Hill Zone," which was the name of the first level in the very first "Sonic" video-game. Additionally, a piano rendition of the "Green Hill Zone" music is played towards the end of the film. (00:03:55)

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Trivia: On the rooftop in San Francisco, at one point Sonic starts tapping his foot and looks at his wrist. This is a reference to the "idle animations" from the first few "Sonic" games for the Sega Genesis, in which he does something similar if the player doesn't push any buttons for a while.

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Trivia: The evil creatures that attack Sonic and Longclaw at the beginning of the film are actually echidnas. Echidnas are a very important species in the "Sonic" video-game lore. (00:02:20)

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Trivia: The music during the opening logos are a variant of the theme from Green Hill Zone from the first Sonic the Hedgehog game from 1991. Additionally, in the opening scene of the movie when Eggman is chasing Sonic, a dramatic version of the theme also plays. Green Hills is also the name of the town most the movie takes place in. (00:00:05 - 00:00:50)

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Trivia: When Dr. Robotnik is picking out a song for the dance scene, you can briefly see the band "Crush 40" listed among the artists and playlists on his holographic projection. Crush 40 did music for the "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game series.

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Trivia: During the final battle, Sonic cripples Robotnik's ship by curling into a ball and bashing into it repeatedly. This is a reference to the video-games, in which Sonic deals damage to bosses (which are typically Dr. Robotnik) by jumping into a ball and crashing into them.

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Trivia: Sonic makes a few brief references to the "Fast and Furious" movie series. This movie is produced by the same team that produced those films.

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Trivia: During the bar scene, Sonic grabs some chili dogs out of the air and quickly wolfs them down. This is a reference to the overall "Sonic" franchise, in which his character absolutely loves chili dogs. (A fact that was first established in the cartoon "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog," and was later incorporated in other media and even the video-game series).

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Trivia: The headband Sonic wears while practicing with his nunchucks features the emblem from the title screen for the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" video-game.

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Trivia: Sonic's map of the different worlds he can go to with his rings includes a few hidden east-eggs. In the bottom corner of the map is a picture of a "Chaos Emerald" from the video-games. There is also a world with a checkerboard pattern, which is a reference to the bonus stage from "Sonic the Hedgehog 3."

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Trivia: In Sonic's cave, he has repurposed a street-sign into a ping-pong table. If you look closely, the sign reads "Hill Top Rd. Next Exit." This is a reference to the level "Hill Top Zone" from the video game "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." (00:07:07)

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Trivia: The (quite bad) picture of Sonic that "Crazy Carl" holds up is a reference to "Sanic," an internet meme involving a poorly-drawn picture of Sonic.

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Trivia: The "Mushroom Planet" is a reference to the level "Mushroom Hill Zone" from the video-game "Sonic and Knuckles." (Although some have speculated it may also be a sly nod to the "Mushroom Kingdom" from the Nintendo video-game "Super Mario Bros.").

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Trivia: There is a mid-credits bonus scene featuring the popular character "Tails" from the video-game series.

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Continuity mistake: Robotnik's shaving his head, leaving smudges on it. A shot later his head's suddenly clean. (01:29:10)

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Dr. Ivo Robotnik: I was spitting out formulas, when you were spitting up formulas.
Tom Wachowski: I was breastfed, actually.
Dr. Ivo Robotnik: Nice, rub that in my orphan face.
(00:30:15)

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Question: How can Sonic's quill help Robotnik get back to Earth?

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Answer: Robotnik is a genius inventor and the quill is an incredible source of energy, so presumably he will use it to power whatever invention he can create that will help him escape the Mushroom Planet and return to Earth.

Thank you.

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