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  6 months ago +534

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    • TheZeldaExperienceWithin
      TheZeldaExperienceWithin Month 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 Month ago

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

    • Ceil Yurie
      Ceil Yurie Month ago

      Tails is canonically either 8 or 12, btw

    • RouteRoad
      RouteRoad Month ago

      Why you hate gud sanic movi betr than most game movi...

    • Eli Bell
      Eli Bell 2 months ago

      You should do your Sonic movie that you were in

  • Gabe Newberry
    Gabe Newberry 7 hours ago

    it's also a furry dragon ball

  • skymomo34 games
    skymomo34 games 15 hours ago

    I remember watching this as a kid, i loved the shit outa this.

  • Dubstepbee Red
    Dubstepbee Red 2 days ago

    why does he have it
    how does he have it
    did he make it in advance
    why does it say that
    did he know this was going to happen
    was he trying to say.........

  • Ssj Ichigo
    Ssj Ichigo 2 days ago

    calls out tails for being a sexual deviant, then makes the "sara snack" joke

  • Underscore
    Underscore 3 days ago

    robotnik was a fuckin _genius_ in this movie. he devised 5 ways to kill sonic in one scheme
    -- ambush at president's office
    -- path through the land of darkness laced with traps
    -- metal robotnik waiting at the end of it
    -- generator rigged to blow if sonic doesnt stop it
    -- if he does, metal sonic gets his life data
    only thing robotnik didnt have a contingency plan for was metal's programming being overwritten

  • Giro and Milla
    Giro and Milla 3 days ago

    Why didn't he point out that Sonic actually flipped Metal Robotnik the bird?! That's like the best scene in the movie!!!

  • Olle Flodqvist
    Olle Flodqvist 5 days ago

    I had no idea that sonic had a movie

  • The Poke'Saurus
    The Poke'Saurus 6 days ago +1

    15:17 Well I can't tell if he has a middle finger.

  • Rene Salinas
    Rene Salinas 7 days ago

    and I'm still waiting for the Jim Carrey one

  • Video James
    Video James 9 days ago

    SONIC and MEGAMAN are not the same thing I disliking😡

  • JordanoDaMano
    JordanoDaMano 11 days ago

    Fun fact: Robotnik is voiced by Edwin Neal, who also played the hitchhiker in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

  • Raging Toxin
    Raging Toxin 11 days ago

    I’m the biggest fan of sonic in the world

    LUCAS ARIAS 11 days ago

    I really like the abridged version

  • Tolvfen
    Tolvfen 12 days ago

    So this is a alternative version of "Sonic Sat" ?

  • Michael Mello
    Michael Mello 12 days ago +1

    Sonic banging the president’s daughter disturbed me even as a kid

  • Trish Hamilton
    Trish Hamilton 13 days ago

    I don’t know if anyone else made a connection, but Sera looks a little too much like Aerith from FF7

  • The Brony Christian
    The Brony Christian 14 days ago +1

    I watched the movie in preparation for this... And I liked the movie.

  • Yoel Azar
    Yoel Azar 15 days ago

    This guy is certainly talking out of his ass here. He shows the Adventure duology as hated sequels, and he also shits on Unleashed, despite being one of the most polished and well made games in the series.

  • Verena Sonar
    Verena Sonar 16 days ago

    I love this movie! Besides some bits that bother me a bit the movie was good

  • Jalix Turner
    Jalix Turner 17 days ago

    Evangelion Marvin the Martian!!!

  • Rim The Stew
    Rim The Stew 18 days ago

    oh anime, where's the confusing boners came from.

  • Tina Bolderoff
    Tina Bolderoff 18 days ago

    Somehow naked with shoes, seems more indecent.

  • Matthew Roberts
    Matthew Roberts 19 days ago

    Oh wow! I actually still have this movie on VHS XD

  • Highwind Rider
    Highwind Rider 21 day ago +1

    Oh, this OVA was a decent enough attempt, even though it was just really one big commercial for Sonic CD, but if you want something with a little more substance to it, SatAM and X are more up your alley.

    • Yoel Azar
      Yoel Azar 15 days ago

      This came out 3 years after CD. If anything, they just wanted to make a film with the art style of CD's cutscenes, which were well regarded at the time. It looks much better than the Mario ova, for sure.

  • Friendly Fire Gaming
    Friendly Fire Gaming 22 days ago

    Okay, okay...
    Someone explain to me why sonic has the SS runes on his necklace at 1:51 - 1:54 ?

  • HalfDemonInuyasha
    HalfDemonInuyasha 23 days ago

    Can't wait to see his review of the upcoming movie...

  • Benjamin Beckett
    Benjamin Beckett 25 days ago +1

    I bet if I scroll down enough I'll find a pingas joke
    Edit: I did!

  • Jacob Wells
    Jacob Wells 25 days ago

    Didn't Sage already review this?

  • ghostoftime1
    ghostoftime1 26 days ago

    Oh, hey! A ToucanLDM cameo!

  • The Diamond Gunners
    The Diamond Gunners 26 days ago +1

    Tails is not a dog he's a fox

  • F0rtune
    F0rtune 26 days ago

    People arguing in the comments about which sonic media is good.
    Sorry to break it to you, but EVERYTHING THATS NOT 2D SONIC IS GARBAGE AND YOU KNOW IT! Some more garbage (Sobic 06), some less garbage (sonic adventure), but garbage nonetheless.

    • Bowser Jr
      Bowser Jr Day ago

      +F0rtune I know this is 3 week comment late but there a one thing i need to be clear and honest here, Channel Awesome has been pretty much a garbage TheXvid channel since after the harrasment drama and the whole "Changethechannel" thing. You should already know most Nostalgia Critic videos aren't really that much funny anymore. I just hope to see when Nostalgia reviews the Sonic movie(film) NC fans and non-sonic fans in the comments will start complaining and whine about it nevertheless.

    • F0rtune
      F0rtune 24 days ago

      +Bowser Jr wait... are you... are you srsly implying that you liked Forces? just... wow... I think our conversation is over... I'm absolutely speechless...

    • F0rtune
      F0rtune 24 days ago

      +Bowser Jr why are you calling me a sonic fan? I'm not a sonic fan. I actually feel kinda insulted by that.

    • F0rtune
      F0rtune 25 days ago

      +Bowser Jr this isn bait. Im not a troll. You thinking I'm trolling just shows the sorry state of the sonic fanbase and how you refuse to accept that sonic is not a good series anymore and hasn't been after Sonic 3.
      You honestly can't tell me that a game like Sonic Adventure where you constantly bug through walls and ceilings is a good game. It's rly not. It's mediocre at best. If you like it, that's completely fine, I like some bad games too, but calling it a good game is just wrong. Especially when you compare it to other games on the system.

    • Bowser Jr
      Bowser Jr 25 days ago

      Nice comment "garbage" bait troll. :)

  • Tony Doherty
    Tony Doherty 27 days ago

    I fink so

  • Mr. McClassy
    Mr. McClassy 27 days ago

    All I hear from sonic and tails Is Steve Smith and Bart Simpson

  • kuku game
    kuku game 27 days ago

    We are getting a sonic movie at 2019

  • Jack Phillips
    Jack Phillips Month ago +1

    Everything Sonic has that isn’t a game does at least one thing very well about Sonic
    - In Sonic X it’s showing how nice of a guy he really is, and his more laid back attitude
    - In this, Its his speed, He moves like a blur and thats How I think it should be,
    - in The comics, his Wise cracking attitude and Willing to Save other, as well as dive into his family like SatAM.
    - I don’t need to say anything for SatAM
    - I don’t actually have anything for Boom and TAoStH but You know what I mean
    Regardless, this movie isn’t bad, Its not Great, but it has its upsides, The Cheesy dub can bring a few laughs, The movie itself is very pretty, it has a Killer Soundtrack, though thats to be expected, Metal Sonic is done perfectly, He looks intimidating, he’s vicious, and his silence only adds onto the cold killing machine Metal is. In Addition, The action is fast paced and thats what a Sonic movie should have, The plot, while it can be complex, is simple enough for anybody to get a good grasp on. Its not the best, but far from the worst considering Other Sonic titles like Rise of Lyric and 06, and honestly it’s obviously going to be more faithful than the new live action movie, Oh My God what were they thinking

  • Asuna Griffin
    Asuna Griffin Month ago

    -rubs nose- FUCK YOU

  • jevachi Millian
    jevachi Millian Month ago

    Is the owl character Edith Cranwinkle from Bob’s Burgers? O.o?

  • The King of Potatoes

    Man I knew how this was going to go, but I just can't stop myself from loving this movie


    Why did they mention Tails touching boobs

  • Narutoismylover 22
    Narutoismylover 22 Month ago

    4:57 why do they low pronounce robotnic different then me?

  • Narutoismylover 22
    Narutoismylover 22 Month ago

    Looked up kaa deviant art and wtf is wrong with you people 😂🤦🏽‍♀️

  • codyrocker185
    codyrocker185 Month ago

    The goodbye Sara robot is my favorite character

  • Bryan Johnstone
    Bryan Johnstone Month ago

    What no "SHUT UP TAILS!" that the best part of the movie, and needs to be played every time Tails opens his mouth.

  • TheZeldaExperienceWithin

    There was nothing ewey about Sonic/Elise.

  • Thomas Malone
    Thomas Malone Month ago

    it,s good

  • The reality of gaming / TROG

    You might know everything i'm going to do. But that won't matter cause i know everything you're going to do, strange isn't it

  • bluELFsuma
    bluELFsuma Month ago +1

    This is the most flamboyant and intricate train wreck I've ever laid my eyes upon.

  • DubbingCollapse
    DubbingCollapse Month ago

    2:07 I see what you did there you little rascal! ;D

  • Bill Nye The Russian Spy

    And he watched the censored version without Sonic flipping off metal robotnic, the breastfeeding scene, and Sonic jizzing his pants... Also no mention of the best quote. Great research dude.

  • Sinuz PSZM
    Sinuz PSZM Month ago

    This movie is fucking awesome, and the english dub strangely works

  • RouteRoad
    RouteRoad Month ago +3

    What? Someone Dislikes this movie? STRANGE ISN'T IT?

  • Haiku San
    Haiku San Month ago

    “You laugh, I wonder” gold

  • Ghalia Mohammed
    Ghalia Mohammed Month ago +1

    Give Sega a break for God sake people

  • Sonicboom
    Sonicboom Month ago

    2:06 You were in that one lol.

  • Painite Eclipse
    Painite Eclipse Month ago

    Sonic the Advanced Nudist.

  • PrinslyIfGamer PFG
    PrinslyIfGamer PFG Month ago

    Tails is a fox but I'll let it slip

  • Sir Dalton J. Lunday the 1st

    I like sonic's comparison to mega Man more than dragon Ball.

  • TV JoshTron
    TV JoshTron Month ago

    Pika boom asshole

  • Timmy TimeBomb
    Timmy TimeBomb Month ago

    These jokes are WAY to easy for u

  • Nick Butler
    Nick Butler Month ago +1

    9:10 tell me that explosion did not look like a butt

  • Super Zed
    Super Zed Month ago

    That movie was great

  • Sonic Speed 206
    Sonic Speed 206 Month ago +1

    It’s less mega man and more Dragon ball

  • Jace
    Jace Month ago

    I know I'm months late but is it bad that I facepalmed when I saw FAN Robot Masters during the Mega Man comparison? Looks like bad pixelated ones at that.


    Enemy fighters are after you fox

  • Dr. Strange Bat
    Dr. Strange Bat Month ago

    Eggman's the face of the company, and the company is his face!

  • Rae Kinch
    Rae Kinch Month ago

    dub vs sub.... sub wins most likely

  • Seleen Shadowpaw
    Seleen Shadowpaw Month ago +1

    "We're supposed to allready know who all the characters are"
    Yeah, because as you pointd out about 2 minutes earlier, it's the OVA special for an anime series. You also didn't went into the yugioh movie complaining that nobody introduced the spiky haired boy to you or explain to you in depth how the card game is played, did you?

    • Yoel Azar
      Yoel Azar 15 days ago

      Besides, it's not like there was much to explain either, especially this early in the series's life. It wasn't until SA1 when they started to have more lore in the games.

  • Megamam 1987
    Megamam 1987 Month ago +1

    3:02 at least half of the megaman games there arent hated

    And since when do people hate Magaman 2 ar x4 etc.

  • Ok dude
    Ok dude Month ago

    Why does tails sound stuffed up throughout the movie

  • Olivia Rosario
    Olivia Rosario Month ago

    I'm suprised the fact that Sara was a catgirl was not mentioned.

  • Cracno112
    Cracno112 Month ago

    3:08 I didn't know Star Trek was part of the Sonic lore.

  • theeatenpotato
    theeatenpotato Month ago +1

    sonic unleashed AINT THAT BAD.... but werehog stages can be tedius

  • Ethan Edwards
    Ethan Edwards Month ago

    The Sonic OVA. Something that has the honor of being the rarest of rarities. A video game movie that DOESN'T suck. But can it stand the test of time, especially with Sonic's fractured fanbase? Find out with the Nostalgia Critic!

  • Indigo
    Indigo Month ago

    I really like how mania mimicked this art style

  • Julia Lilienstein
    Julia Lilienstein Month ago +1

    Funny that you mention Teddy Roosevelt. That was the inspiration for Robotnik.

  • Drewey- Oh
    Drewey- Oh Month ago

    you may know everything I'm going to do but that's not going to help you since I know everything you're going to do strange isn't it graaaa

  • anik monette
    anik monette Month ago

    6:20 Don't you like when characters don't answer the fucking question they're asked? I swear almost every movie/review clips are doing it and it's annoying!

  • Inferno
    Inferno 2 months ago

    What the hell are you talking about, People love the Battle Network series!

  • EpicsBroFlame
    EpicsBroFlame 2 months ago +1

    Suddenly want to extreme Capri-sun skydive Goodburger anyone else

  • Keegan Lockhart
    Keegan Lockhart 2 months ago

    There was a picture of it...and it sucked a**, I really don't know why they put it on Netflix and I don't know why I'm talking about it

  • Keegan Lockhart
    Keegan Lockhart 2 months ago +1

    *Me before seeing the first episode of Sonic Underground*
    Oh, this looks pretty good, I'll try this show out
    *After seeing it*
    Well...this is...actually, pretty disappointing

    • Tablet Aussendienst
      Tablet Aussendienst 15 days ago

      +Yoel Azar just go to sonic satam already and quit bashing sonic underground and sonic x

    • Yoel Azar
      Yoel Azar 15 days ago

      It's definitely the worst sonic cartoon. Not awful, just a waste of an interesting idea. They should've made SatAM season 3 instead.


      +Tablet Aussendienst understood

    • Tablet Aussendienst
      Tablet Aussendienst Month ago



      +Tablet Aussendienst who is that directed to?

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jones 2 months ago

    This review was a riot. xD

  • Blayne Littleford
    Blayne Littleford 2 months ago

    Adventure 1 and 2, as well as Heros are pretty loved. But yeah. Lots of bad ones

  • Bigfanofsb
    Bigfanofsb 2 months ago

    Tails is a Fox not a dog

  • Confi Dencial
    Confi Dencial 2 months ago

    people dont hate megaman sequels they want more

  • blue fire
    blue fire 2 months ago

    anyone here agree that it would have been a much better anime if it was turned in to a series than sonic x ever was

  • Puppy Maroon
    Puppy Maroon 2 months ago

    Metal Sonic spent a good chunk of time in the movie attacking Sonic. So why would Sonic try to save Metal Sonic and get upset when he dies?

  • Joshua
    Joshua 2 months ago

    the adventure time and sonic crossover crossover already happened in a game called LEGO dimensions

  • Sally Pearce
    Sally Pearce 2 months ago +1

    Sarah is just a ripoff of Amy with no personality

  • Jonathan Kennedy
    Jonathan Kennedy 2 months ago

    Yes you played a fine role in the sonic fan film right along with avgn & the man who voice sonic in the cartoons

  • Robin Banks
    Robin Banks 2 months ago

    I think 14:54 gave Chris Chandler some inspiration for his Sonichu stories.

  • imamoose007
    imamoose007 2 months ago

    What about the new sonic movie?

  • Collin Nichols
    Collin Nichols 2 months ago


  • space bar
    space bar 2 months ago

    yay a movie he dint hate

  • thewittywhy gaming
    thewittywhy gaming 2 months ago

    Oh Doug you poor fool. You actually think that in the age of the internet, someone can have a Normal sex life.

  • Sum4114
    Sum4114 2 months ago +1


  • Armand Rudolph
    Armand Rudolph 2 months ago

    Wow the jokes are on point in this one. Best episode since blade.

  • Ian
    Ian 2 months ago

    Aww missed opportunity to do the Terminator 2 Thumbs Up reference lol.

  • Ian
    Ian 2 months ago

    Sonic Inflation Adventure.