Sonic The Hedgehog - All you need to know about family comedy based on the cult Sega video game as it hits home entertainment

Jim Carrey stars as Dr Ivo Robotnik, an evil scientist who's after Sonic's super-speed powers for world conquest. Discover more about the film version of the classic video game.

By Sophia Moir Published: 21 April 2020 - 5.18pm
Paramount Pictures / Sega

It broke the US record for the biggest opening weekend by a video game-based film.

And Sonic The Hedgehog, the big-screen adaptation of the classic Sega video game, is a fun-filled movie the whole family can enjoy.

The film sees a small-town police officer (James Marsden) help the superfast hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) to defeat an evil genius (Jim Carrey).

From how to watch it in the UK to who’s in the cast, we reveal all you need to know about Sonic The Hedgehog.

Sonic The Hedgehog release date and how to watch in the UK

Following its release in cinemas, Sonic The Hedgehog is available to buy on home entertainment release now.

BT TV customers can buy Sonic The Hedgehog from the BT TV Film Store now.

It will be available to rent, and on DVD, at a later date.

Sonic Jim Carrey Paramount Pictures / Sega

Sonic storyline and plot details

The 2020 family film is based on the cult blockbuster Sega video game of the same name. 

Sonic The Hedgehog tells the story of the world's fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. 

In the live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. 

Jim Carrey to James Marsden - cast in a nutshell

Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies), voices Sonic, the hedgehog with superhuman speed who is on the run from the United States government - and Dr Robotnik. 

Ace Ventura and Liar Liar actor Jim Carrey plays Dr Ivo Robotnik, a mad scientist and evil inventor who wants Sonic's super-speed powers so he can take over the world.

Sonic James Marsden Paramount Pictures / Sega

James Marsden (X-Men, Enchanted) stars as Tom Wachowski, a local police officer who befriends Sonic and helps him in his quest to stop Robotnik. 

Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub, Neal McDonough and Frank C. Turner also star.

Check out the trailer: “I’m Sonic. A little ball of super energy!”

Sonic The Hedgehog is available to buy on home entertainment release now.

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