Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (1999) - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Aug 1, 2018
  • Japan's OVA has great animation, but the story is as, well, a speedy blue hedgehog. See where this blue blur of a mess went wrong. Nostalgia Critic takes a look at Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (1999).
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    Sonic the Hedgehog is a two-episode 1996 Japanese anime OVA series based on Sega's best-selling franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. The anime features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Dr. Eggman (Dr. Robotnik in the English release), Metal Sonic and a few supporting characters created exclusively for the OVA.
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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  8 months ago +569

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    • NeoGamest123 Logic
      NeoGamest123 Logic 18 days ago

      Channel Awesome Sonic like Mario are video game characters with their own unique worlds. They have their own lore and history. The game booklet gives you all the information you need. Both the Sonic Western adaptations do little to build his world. Sonic Satam is just the Star Wars Ewoks nock off. and dr. Robotnik simply Darth Vader. They're fighting the empire. The original character Dr. Eggman dose not turn anthropomorphic characters​ and animals into robots. he use their bio kinetic life energy to power the badniks aka his robots. The game had a reference to star war in it with the death egg an that's it. Sonic ova was originally a episodic series. But due to budget cuts they had to scrap that idea. So 2 ova episode where maid. It was made in 1996. It was later license to ADF. They label it a movie sold it as that. It's more faithful to sonic in it's presentation and characters. I'll admit the execution could have been better. To me the Satam made me sick. I couldn't stand more than 4 episodes. With it's cheesy kindergarten dialogue. The tired lazy French jokes. If that's what you prefer find with me but can mock that more than you and your can this ova.

    • Shadowlit001
      Shadowlit001 23 days ago +1

      Strange, isn't it?

    • Nikolas Mace
      Nikolas Mace Month ago

      Can you look at Godzilla Planet of the Monsters??????????

    • TheZeldaExperienceWithin
      TheZeldaExperienceWithin 3 months ago

      Channel Awesome. You haven’t played any Final Fantasy games or seen their outrageous character and building designs if you think Elise or 06 look anything like a Final Fantasy game.

    • RouteRoad
      RouteRoad 3 months ago

      +Ceil Yurie He's 4 in sonic 2...

  • Ulysses Fontaine
    Ulysses Fontaine 15 hours ago

    What are you, Japan? You're an enigma encased in a mystery wrapped up in pervy tentacles.

  • Kendrick Hamlin
    Kendrick Hamlin Day ago

    Well sonic critic isn’t that bad of an OC

  • Fasttony64
    Fasttony64 2 days ago

    Is that chick a monkey? Is she dating sonic?

  • Fasttony64
    Fasttony64 2 days ago

    I just started playing sonic 06 and yup.cringy

  • Ashton Burton
    Ashton Burton 3 days ago +1

    Did anyone notice that Sara was smiling while Tails was grabbing her tits?

    Sara really wants them two tails (if you know what I mean)

  • Rea Kirk
    Rea Kirk 4 days ago

    2:59 "Takes over robots" *shows badniks* Robotnik actually built those himself. Also Tails is a fox, not a dog. And one last thing: you should check out Sonic The Abridgehog, it's basically a better version of this

  • DJ ViVi
    DJ ViVi 8 days ago

    This bitch reminds me of Aeris from Final Fantasy VII

  • Clayton Lassiter
    Clayton Lassiter 11 days ago

    Pretty sure I watched something recently where Doug said he'd never review this

  • TaloNZillA Barrett
    TaloNZillA Barrett 12 days ago +1

    For their 20 year anniversary... of this movie... THEY ARE GONNA MAKE A LIVE MOVIE THAY LOOKS LIKE GARBAGE

  • Christus Maximus
    Christus Maximus 13 days ago

    Remember watching it on TheXvid when I was younger.

  • DeltaDragonoid225
    DeltaDragonoid225 14 days ago

    14:53 Well, shit, this is most certainly where Chris Chan got the inspiration for that one scene in "Rage Against The Garbage" from Sonichu.

    FIRST NAME LAST NAME 14 days ago

    Holy hell i thought this movie was a childhood fever dream. Wooow i just got taken back to 03 or 04 from a block buster.

  • Jake ichan
    Jake ichan 16 days ago

    the Owen Wilson clip got me LMAO!!

  • [HD 4k] Oh Yeah Yeah
    [HD 4k] Oh Yeah Yeah 17 days ago

    Yeah im one of the kids that enjoyed the movie...
    Roast me

  • Stitch O'Donovan
    Stitch O'Donovan 17 days ago

    No mention of “Look Alike” in this???

  • Tim Williams
    Tim Williams 17 days ago

    Holy crap Capcom and Sega are one in the same

  • nexus gaming\ toy reviews

    Cannonicly tails is a 10 year old

  • Alex the Kirby fan
    Alex the Kirby fan 20 days ago +3

    Sara. The voice of every anime.

  • Sonic The Blue Jelly
    Sonic The Blue Jelly 20 days ago +3

    That voice for tails sounds better than the actual voice for Tails in the movie.

  • Bubblemint animates, again

    Why does this review make the movie look hilarious

  • Soledad Venegas
    Soledad Venegas 21 day ago

    Shut up

  • Soledad Venegas
    Soledad Venegas 21 day ago

    Robotnik and Sarah playing with a SEGA Genesis

  • Soledad Venegas
    Soledad Venegas 21 day ago +1

    Dude get a brain, sonic is the fastest thing alive, and mega man is no near Sonic's speed.

  • Inf_ erno
    Inf_ erno 22 days ago

    Mr. Stark, the Sonic (2019) movie doesn't look so gud.....

  • Skipaaz
    Skipaaz 22 days ago

    Tails is literally always known as the one who can swim
    W h a t

  • Jacob Andrews
    Jacob Andrews 22 days ago +1

    2:08 That’s because you were the G.U.N soldier.

  • Joseph Mora
    Joseph Mora 23 days ago

    Pokemon movie

  • Jax Kirkpatrick
    Jax Kirkpatrick 23 days ago

    3:01 Did you say that SA1, SA2 And Heroes SUCK?!

  • Juwan Campbell
    Juwan Campbell 23 days ago

    Favorite Modern Sonic game: Sonic Heroes
    Favorite Classic Sonic game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Shadow Assassin
    Shadow Assassin 24 days ago +3

    I sometimes forget that Doug played a role in that fan-made Sonic film

  • Smith Wesson
    Smith Wesson 24 days ago +2

    Good luck with Sonic X

  • Bippy the Chippy
    Bippy the Chippy 24 days ago


  • Forever-Dreaming
    Forever-Dreaming 25 days ago +1

    " I was quite popular with the LADIES!!"

  • maca co 2.0
    maca co 2.0 25 days ago +1

    2:45 *S O N O F A B I I I T C H H*

  • The great Gold gamer
    The great Gold gamer 26 days ago*t Sonic is a furry MegaMan wannabe isn't it?!

  • Matt the Terrier
    Matt the Terrier 26 days ago +2

    At least this is faithful and looks like what it's suppose to look like _(glances at the live action rubbish)_

  • Black Dragon
    Black Dragon 28 days ago


  • Unlimited Amazing
    Unlimited Amazing 28 days ago

    Pause at 1:32. You see that tails doll? Yah, I don't fuck with that thing. Made me shit bricks for weeks when I was a kid.

  • Puppy Maroon
    Puppy Maroon 28 days ago +1

    I have an idea for a version of Sonic OVA that has Amy in it: In this version, Amy is Sara's pet and replaces Sara as Sonic's love interest. The movie would start out as normal up until the point when Dr. Robotnik asks Sonic for help and Sonic refuses. At that point, Amy comes up to Sonic and says to him, "Please Sonic. We're all counting on you. If you're not going to do this for Sara or her father or anyone else, at least do it for me." Sonic looks upon Amy for a moment before agreeing to help Dr. Robotnik. Sonic and Tails then head off to track down Metal Robotnik and Dr. Robotnik and Sara play video games together while Amy doodles in her journal. Suddenly, a giant pod comes crashing in. Sara eagerly jumps inside. Amy follows her and says, "Sara! You really shouldn't just jump in there like that. This could be _________" But before she could finish that sentence, Dr. Robotnik enters the pod and closes the lid behind him. The pod then flies away with Sara and Amy trapped inside. The rest of the movie would play out as normal up until the point when Dr. Robotnik talks about making himself and Sara the only two people in the world so they can get married. At that point, Amy asks Dr. Robotnik what he is going to do to her. Dr. Robotnik tells Amy she will be part of a little "present" he has in store for Sonic. Sara then attacks Dr. Robotnik and yells, "Sonic and Amy are the cutest couple ever! If you dare try to harm either of them, I swear I'll_________" But just then, Metal Sonic crashes through the egg carrier. Sara freaks out, jumps out of the egg carrier, and gets rescued by Tails and Knuckles. Meanwhile, Metal Sonic spots Amy and his eyes turn into hearts as he instantly becomes drawn to her. As he approaches her, Amy pleads with Metal Sonic not to harm her. Metal Sonic extends a hand out to her and says, "Don't be scared. I'll rescue you." (I imagine Metal Sonic to think he is the real Sonic and Sonic is an evil double that must be destroyed.) Just then, Sonic spin dashes into Metal Sonic and their battle resumes. Tails, Knuckles, and Sara try everything they could to stop Metal Sonic, but nothing seems to work. Dr. Robotnik then drops Amy out of the egg carrier and tells Sonic, "Say goodbye to your precious girlfriend Sonic." Metal Sonic tosses Sonic aside, grabs Amy, and flies away. Meanwhile, the president and Old Man Owl show up and get themselves trapped. Working together, Tails and Sara rescue them. Meanwhile, Sonic and Knuckles run after Metal Sonic. In an effort to stop Metal Sonic, Sonic constantly spin dashes into him and Knuckles constantly leaps into the air and punches him. Badly damaged by the attacks, Metal Sonic falls into a volcano and starts sliding towards the lava. Metal Sonic confesses his feelings of love to Amy before tossing her over to Sonic and Knuckles just when he is about to disappear into the lava. Sonic then states that even though Metal Sonic tried to kill him and kidnapped Amy, he had good intentions. Amy adds that she owes Metal Sonic her life. The movie then ends with Amy getting mushy with Sonic while the rest of the characters giggle as they watch on.

    Edit: Now, I'm thinking the movie ends with Sonic taking Amy back home while the rest of the characters follow. Also, in the part of the movie when Metal Sonic seemingly succeeds in killing Sonic, Amy uses a green orb she wears around her neck to summon a forest spirit. she pleads with the forest spirit to "bring back her Sonic." The spirit obliges and rescues Sonic from dying.

  • AD-SD-vids and stop motion

    So much for top 11 movies I’ll never review?

  • Vernon Smith
    Vernon Smith 29 days ago +2

    At 14:55 ... #MeToo is giving nobody the chance for a normal sex life.

  • X X
    X X 29 days ago +1

    I still like this movie. Downvote.

  • VickiDaGurk [Purple-Guy's-Admirer]

    "Metamucil: You'll be shitting bullets for a week."

    *10/10 best advertising I've seen*

  • Cva123
    Cva123 29 days ago

    I can't tell if the Doug is doing a voice or if that is the actual voice acting during the review.

  • nit Inundate
    nit Inundate Month ago

    advance nudist lmao

  • Adam Selvig
    Adam Selvig Month ago +1

    You better not diss sonic because he’s my idol and inspiration to be fast

  • Nicky h225
    Nicky h225 Month ago +1

    Yeah... I wish they did more with this universe.... for the most part....

  • Swift Nimblefoot
    Swift Nimblefoot Month ago

    What the actual fuck was this even... Who is that nekomimi princess? Never seen her in anything.

  • Meegakarla 1512
    Meegakarla 1512 Month ago

    Why in the hell is the world joking about sonic again?

  • Isobel Miller
    Isobel Miller Month ago +1

    I'm pretty sure Tails IS a kid, actually. I think I've heard he's ten years old.

    • MonsterHunter 66
      MonsterHunter 66 29 days ago +1

      He also has a canon IQ of 300. Look it up if you want

  • Isobel Miller
    Isobel Miller Month ago

    Um, Tails is a fox.

  • Blaze Piffington
    Blaze Piffington Month ago

    Not for nothing, I do enjoy these videos and I go back to watch them every once in a while but it’s kind of annoying when they just fucking hijack your playlist and you’re trying to watch other shit… That is all

    • LordManda2
      LordManda2 Month ago

      +Blaze Piffington Best clear your TheXvid search history then. Just go into History and clear it out.

    • Blaze Piffington
      Blaze Piffington Month ago

      LordManda2 LordManda2 Well I took your advice, as well as unsubscribing. still running into the same issue… Trying to watch some life hack videos and once again my playlist gets flooded with 50 nostalgia critic episodes...stupid ass youtube broadcast settings.

    • LordManda2
      LordManda2 Month ago

      Just click on the 3 dots next to the video and click "Not Interested"

  • Raph Sav
    Raph Sav Month ago

    Why the hell did they put a cowboy hat in Knuckles?? These people are fucked up

    • Raph Sav
      Raph Sav Month ago

      I paid attention to your comments, I understood that you find it fitting for knuckles to wear a hat while I rather see him without it, because it gives more emphasis on his angry face and also because it's the look that I always had since my childhood so in a movie I rather see the classic look instead of a new one
      But I can agree that the look with the hat in a game like Sonic Mania for example, as an alternate costume is pretty damn cool

    • durece100
      durece100 Month ago

      +Raph Sav You don't pay attention to this movie or my comments.

    • Raph Sav
      Raph Sav Month ago

      No way dude, his classic look don't have the hat and is pretty simple and cool just like Sonic doesn't need a scarf or any of this shit, simples is always better
      This hat just makes him look stupid in my opinion

    • durece100
      durece100 Month ago +1

      +Raph Sav Knuckles was appeared in Sonic OVA. Without the hat, the character design of Knuckles looks rather empty!

    • Raph Sav
      Raph Sav Month ago

      I think the hat gives him a goofy look, and I wanted to see him more pissed off, he's my favorite Sega character since I was a kid

  • cool 23819
    cool 23819 Month ago +8

    I guess you could say

    They pulled a fast one with this movie

  • theoddronin1
    theoddronin1 Month ago

    Random Fan: Uh, is it weird I'm kind of attracted to Sara?
    Me: ... (I point over to Rouge the Bat)
    Random Fan: Uh oh.

  • Mr. Prower
    Mr. Prower Month ago

    2:55 well they are technically parallel universes of each other according to there crossover comic

  • Hank Romine
    Hank Romine Month ago

    Nostalgia critic that was perfect especially when you put the clip on it 15:22

  • Gar Bowler
    Gar Bowler Month ago

    13:41 Pika BOOM!

  • Oliver Northrup
    Oliver Northrup Month ago


  • Comic Fan 13
    Comic Fan 13 Month ago +1

    2:07 The Forest Soldier is pretty familiar, wouldn’t you say NC?

  • woolfkrazee
    woolfkrazee Month ago +2

    I loved this movie... still do... and I watch it regularly.

    Also, I guess you missed Sonic flipping Metal Robotnik off during their first encounter. The American version tried to edit into his index finger, but not very well. ..

  • Trader123
    Trader123 Month ago

    I don’t think sa 1 2 and sonic hero’s are hated that much

  • HatsODoom
    HatsODoom Month ago

    Never mentioning the tail, nor the "strange isn't it" line, wat u doin Critic?

  • SoMario64
    SoMario64 Month ago +1

    13:36 Okay, now that was clever, how do I heart a video?
    14:03 Ladies and gentlemen, we got him

  • Fabio Alves Show
    Fabio Alves Show Month ago

    It's cool i like

  • Sonic Drake The Hedgehog

    Actually Sonic takes more things from dragon Ball than megaman

  • vinimations003
    vinimations003 Month ago +1

    Next Animated Short Commercial to promove both video game and the movie that God wishes it never happened:
    Mortal Kombat the Journey Begins.

  • Jason Kruger
    Jason Kruger Month ago

    Yes it is strange

  • Kaguya
    Kaguya Month ago +1

    I find it funny that a Japanese OVA Sonic movie thought of the Scenario seen at the end of the battle of heroes in Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith before George Lucas did.

  • ManiacX1999
    ManiacX1999 Month ago

    *Before Watching*
    I swear to God I am pretty sure he said this was on one of his "Things I will never review" videos. Eh, let's see how this goes...

  • Finley Productions
    Finley Productions Month ago

    2:45 - You're welcome.

  • jdolaktv
    jdolaktv Month ago

    "TAILS! Get off dem tiddies! Who'da thought you'd be such a fox."
    Like if you get the reference.

  • Peter Roughan
    Peter Roughan Month ago

    Hey, did you work for the movie Sonic?

  • 72speedway
    72speedway Month ago +1

    I was expecting a mention of the whole synchronization thing going on between Sonic and Metal.

  • Unkn0wn_289
    Unkn0wn_289 Month ago

    Why did he watch the censored version?

  • Jordan Bostick
    Jordan Bostick Month ago

    "First thing: bitch." best quote ever

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl Month ago

    you forget what made the movie famous strange isn't it

  • Aimen 2
    Aimen 2 Month ago

    *having fun with it*

  • Niverian 77
    Niverian 77 Month ago +1

    They made a cross over comic with Sonic and Megaman.

  • AwesomeLuigiGamer 99
    AwesomeLuigiGamer 99 Month ago +1

    Poor metal sonic he's seen some shit that no other robot has seen before 14:54

  • neorenamon
    neorenamon Month ago +4

    Remember back in the day when the most expensive part of the movie was the salaries of the script writers?





  • Super Snap
    Super Snap Month ago

    5 cartoons

  • Skadoosh
    Skadoosh Month ago +1

    Anyone else notice that Robotnik is designed to look like a walrus?

  • XxhunterxX615 2
    XxhunterxX615 2 Month ago

    This is my favorite movie of all time

  • Adam Spencer
    Adam Spencer Month ago

    13:37 this part made the whole review worth it lol🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Hamlet Almonte
    Hamlet Almonte Month ago

    That is not good.

  • Crisdean Mackinnon
    Crisdean Mackinnon Month ago +1

    Why does Sonic sound like Cartman?

    • durece100
      durece100 Month ago +1

      Sonic doesn't sound like Cartman from South Park, not even he's fat! Besides, You're making a joke!

  • Ariel fangirl Mendez

    Look I like playing sonic the hedgehog on my ds but give me a break

  • Lazbro Brony
    Lazbro Brony Month ago

    Seriously! Why is there a Faunus girl in this movie? Why didn't they use classic Amy? That's my only complaint about this film. Sara is basically the Amy of this movie and she's more human than animal. The movie isn't bad, I just think they got the wrong female character for this film.

  • adam zarbon
    adam zarbon Month ago

    What even was that owl guy?

  • Nikolas Mace
    Nikolas Mace Month ago

    Can you look at Godzilla Planet of the Monsters???????

  • max concha
    max concha Month ago

    people don't hate SA2 and SA1 and sonic heroes and sonic 06 is a reboot

  • サイキックウルフThe Psychic Wolf

    "What the hell Japan!? You are giving kids no normal sex life!" Oh no, what are they gonna do? Have the freedom to masturbate in private to some fictional characters? God forbid them being different, let's just blame an entire country and not think about how people don't actually want to have sex, and instead just wanna feel an orgasm.

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Month ago

    why the fuck does a that human girl have a fucking tail lmao

    • nohomers100
      nohomers100 Month ago

      Japan. that's why. they are a sick people

  • GabeSenpai
    GabeSenpai Month ago +3

    I love this movie. Despite its flaws.

  • SansClassic
    SansClassic Month ago +4

    1999: Great Animated Movie
    2019: Live Action Throwup

  • Lukeiz cool
    Lukeiz cool Month ago

    2:55 childhood gone

  • VillanTurnedHero HomeBase

    The Movie is so Strange it’s good

  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams Month ago +1