• [NEWS] Netflix greenlights "Sonic the Hedgehog" animated series

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 2 08:41:49 2021
    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Sonic Prime: Sonic the Hedgehog animated series greenlit by Netflix
    Netflix has officially given a series order to SEGA, WildBrain
    Studios, and Man of Action Entertainment's upcoming 3D animated
    series adaptation titled Sonic Prime, based on SEGA's popular
    video game Sonic the Hedgehog. The 25-episode series is scheduled
    to make its debut sometime in 2022.

    "Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in
    everyone's heart including my own," Netflix's director of original
    animation, Dominique Bazay said in a statement. "I spent many
    hours with the blue blur as a kid and it's a privilege to be able
    to bring this character everyone knows and loves on a brand new
    adventure with Netflix - one that a generation of loyal fans and
    brand new fans around the world can enjoy."

    Chief Brand Officer at SEGA, Ivo Gerscovich added, "Sonic the
    Hedgehog is a global entertainment icon that has captivated
    audiences since its video game debut in 1991. With over
    1.14 billion game units sold and downloaded to date, an exciting
    feature film, a robust licensing program and more, SEGA's iconic
    hedgehog continues to surprise and delight audiences worldwide.
    We're thrilled to partner with WildBrain, Man of Action
    Entertainment and Netflix to speed into this new, animated
    chapter in the Sonic franchise."  

    Sonic Prime is an animated adventure for kids, families, and
    long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and
    features the "Blue Blur" of video game fame in a high-octane
    adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in
    his gloved hands. Sonic's adventure is about more than a race
    to save the universe, it's a journey of self-discovery and

    As the beloved video game celebrates its upcoming 30th
    anniversary this 2021, the Netflix animated series aims to
    captivate the imaginations of audiences ages six to 11, as well
    as legacy Sonic fans of all ages, and will match the scale and
    scope of the epic adventures synonymous with the Sonic

    Sonic Prime is executive produced by Man of Action
    Entertainment, who is known as the creative team behind Ben 10
    and Big Hero 6, will also be serving as showrunners. The
    series will be animated at WildBrain, who will also partner up
    with SEGA for the project's production, distribution and

    Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis.
    Since then, the character was inducted into the "World Video
    Game Hall of Fame" in 2016 at The Strong National Museum of
    Play in Rochester, New York. Most recently, the popular
    franchise has seen two new hit releases in 2017, Sonic Mania
    and Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC).
    Total sales of the series including both packaged and digital
    downloads count over 360 million units.

    The video game was also adapted into a live-action film last
    year starring Ben Schwartz and James Marsden which was a
    blockbuster hit with a gross of over $300 million worldwide.
    Following its success, a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel was in
    immediately put into development and is set currently set for
    an April 2022 release.


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