'Sonic The Hedgehog' And Fan Service The new movie Sonic the Hedgehog is about this hedgehog — who runs fast. Ben Schwartz voices the Hedgehog, Jim Carrey is the evil Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden is also in there somewhere. When the film's trailer first dropped last fall, Sonic's appearance — the legs! the teeth! — creeped a lot of people out. The studio went back and redesigned the character completely, which got us thinking about the power of fan reaction.
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'Sonic The Hedgehog' And Fan Service

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Ben Schwartz voices the titular Sonic in the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog. Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America. hide caption

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Ben Schwartz voices the titular Sonic in the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog.

Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

The new movie Sonic the Hedgehog is about this hedgehog — who runs fast. Ben Schwartz voices the Hedgehog, Jim Carrey is the evil Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden is also in there somewhere. When the film's trailer first dropped last fall, Sonic's appearance — the legs! the teeth! — creeped a lot of people out. The studio went back and redesigned the character completely, which got us thinking about the power of fan reaction.

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