History Trivia / SonicTheHedgehog

9th Jan '17 1:19:27 PM Xtifr
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* BreakthroughHit: It was the first ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' that put Creator/{{Sega}} on the map as a gaming company and SonicTeam as a premier development team.

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* BreakthroughHit: It was the first ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' that put Creator/{{Sega}} on the map as a gaming company and SonicTeam Creator/SonicTeam as a premier development team.
6th Jan '17 4:11:35 PM Mario1995
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** When Sony hired Tim Miller (''Film/{{Deadpool}}'') to be executive producer, Susser and Robichaux jumped ship, and were replaced with other newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (the latter known for the Creator/BlurStudio short ''Gopher Broke'').

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** When Sony hired Tim Miller (''Film/{{Deadpool}}'') to be executive producer, Susser and Robichaux jumped ship, and were replaced with other newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (the latter known for the Creator/BlurStudio short ''Gopher Broke''). Susser and Robichaux were relegated to merely writing the story afterward.
31st Dec '16 1:33:48 PM Mario1995
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Sony hack revealed documents that alleged Sony would have been unable to secure the film rights to Sonic had the rumors of Sony selling Sony Pictures off at the time proved true. Thankfully, Sony publicly denied the rumors.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Sony hack revealed documents that alleged Sony would have been unable to secure the film rights to Sonic had the rumors of Sony selling Sony Pictures off at the time proved true. Thankfully, Sony publicly denied the rumors.
31st Dec '16 1:32:54 PM Mario1995
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As the film had been talked about since the 1990s, there were a number of concepts that were considered, then scrapped, before Sony ultimately picked up the project:

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As the film had been talked about with Hollywood executives since the 1990s, 1990's, there were a number of concepts that were considered, then scrapped, before Sony ultimately picked up the project:
17th Dec '16 7:05:21 AM fruitstripegum
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** Knuckles was originally going to speak with a Jamaican accent.
7th Dec '16 7:07:53 AM crazysamaritan
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** VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3 was such an ambitious game, that it became clear that it would be impossible to finish it as a whole in time, forcing Sega to split the entire game in half, and even then Sonic 3 arrived later than expected (February 1994), with Sonic & Knuckles arriving eight months later with its Lock-On Technology added to allow Sonic 3 to be played as it was originally planned. It didn't help that McDonald's, who had a tie-in deal with the game, ended up pushing Happy Meal toys before the game was released, forcing Sega's hand in the entire thing. On top of that, both games are loaded of glitches and polish issues, some of which are [[GameBreakingBug game breaking]], to the point where the manual had to handwave these issues (such as Sonic being liable to accidentally get stuck in certain scenery or Tails sometimes being unable to complete Hydrocity in standalone Sonic 3 due to the screen locking up) as "diabolical traps" set up by Robotnik.

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** VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3 was such an ambitious game, that it became clear that it would be impossible to finish it as a whole in time, forcing Sega to split the entire game in half, and even then Sonic 3 arrived later than expected (February 1994), with Sonic & Knuckles arriving eight months later with its Lock-On Technology added to allow Sonic 3 to be played as it was originally planned. It didn't help that McDonald's, UsefulNotes/McDonalds, who had a tie-in deal with the game, ended up pushing Happy Meal toys before the game was released, forcing Sega's hand in the entire thing. On top of that, both games are loaded of glitches and polish issues, some of which are [[GameBreakingBug game breaking]], to the point where the manual had to handwave these issues (such as Sonic being liable to accidentally get stuck in certain scenery or Tails sometimes being unable to complete Hydrocity in standalone Sonic 3 due to the screen locking up) as "diabolical traps" set up by Robotnik.



*** According to the [=PixN'Love=] ''History of Sonic the Hedgehog'' book, the "Time Restraints" problem turned out to be a business deal with [=McDonalds=] -- [=McDonalds=] had set up a deal for Sonic 3-related Happy Meal toys, expecting a Christmas release. However, when that didn't happen, Sega was forced to rush ''Sonic 3'' out with just the six stages. With as big as ''Sonic 3'' was, stage-wise, it wasn't ''too'' bad of a strike.

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*** According to the [=PixN'Love=] ''History of Sonic the Hedgehog'' book, the "Time Restraints" problem turned out to be a business deal with [=McDonalds=] [=McDonald's=] -- [=McDonalds=] [=McDonald's=] had set up a deal for Sonic 3-related Happy Meal toys, expecting a Christmas release. However, when that didn't happen, Sega was forced to rush ''Sonic 3'' out with just the six stages. With as big as ''Sonic 3'' was, stage-wise, it wasn't ''too'' bad of a strike.
6th Dec '16 4:25:16 PM TheBuddy26
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** The Director of Sonic Adventure 2 was so angry at the negative reception for Big the Cat in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure the previous game]] that he took personal offense to it and put Big the Cat as a hidden secret in every stage as a spiteful act of vengeance towards everyone (curiously, almost all of Big's cameos ended up being removed in the GameCube port).

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** The Director of Sonic Adventure 2 was so angry at the negative reception for Big the Cat in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure the previous game]] that he took personal offense to it and put Big the Cat as a hidden secret in every stage as a spiteful act of vengeance towards everyone (curiously, almost all of Big's cameos ended up [[DummiedOut being removed in the GameCube port).port]] and then turned up again in the HD remakes).
25th Nov '16 10:18:28 AM jenngra505
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* MemeAcknowledgment: After a new PR person was hired, [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/with_replies the series' official Twitter]] [[UpToEleven went into overdrive]] with the memes. It's referenced [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608763896040726528 the Tails Doll]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608824863629975552 "It's no use"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/609085969942376449 "original character do not steal"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608823635499958272 "Strange, isn't it?"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608359346863542273 the Barrel of Doom]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608722820739293185 “Bounce Pad!”]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 Knuckles']] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 rap music]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608343347623796736 Sonic 06's load times]] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608822114368544769 and infamous kiss scene]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608354712149237760 both versions]] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/609115871747833856 of “Sanic”]], and [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608718532529037312 even]] ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' – culminating in [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 a contest]] devoted to the “& Knuckles” meme.

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* MemeAcknowledgment: After a new PR person was hired, [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/with_replies the series' official Twitter]] [[UpToEleven went into overdrive]] with the memes. It's referenced [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608763896040726528 the Tails Doll]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608824863629975552 "It's no use"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/609085969942376449 "original character do not steal"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608823635499958272 "Strange, isn't it?"]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608359346863542273 the Barrel of Doom]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608722820739293185 “Bounce Pad!”]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 Knuckles']] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 rap music]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608343347623796736 Sonic 06's load times]] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608822114368544769 and infamous kiss scene]], [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608354712149237760 both versions]] [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/609115871747833856 of “Sanic”]], and [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608718532529037312 even]] ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' – culminating in [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/608802671911444481 com/sonic_hedgehog/status/609420230545309696 a contest]] devoted to the “& Knuckles” meme.
6th Nov '16 2:32:56 PM Mario1995
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** Sony tapped screenwriters ranging from Creator/BradBird (who declined due to his commitments to ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''), [[Film/{{Zombieland}} Wernick & Reese]] (who would go on to write ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''), [[Film/WreckItRalph Phil Johnston]] (declined in favor of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', though he did co-write ''[[Film/{{Grimsby}} The Brothers Grimsby]]'' with star Creator/SachaBaronCohen for Sony later) and [[Film/{{Elf}} David]] [[Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles Berenbaum]] to write their take of the film before going with newcomers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.

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** Sony tapped screenwriters ranging from Creator/BradBird (who declined due to his commitments to ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''), [[Film/{{Zombieland}} Wernick & Reese]] (who would go on to write ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''), [[Film/WreckItRalph Phil Johnston]] (declined in favor of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', though he did co-write ''[[Film/{{Grimsby}} The Brothers Grimsby]]'' with star Creator/SachaBaronCohen for Sony later) and [[Film/{{Elf}} David]] [[Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles Berenbaum]] to write their take of the film before initially going with newcomers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.Robichaux.
** When Sony hired Tim Miller (''Film/{{Deadpool}}'') to be executive producer, Susser and Robichaux jumped ship, and were replaced with other newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (the latter known for the Creator/BlurStudio short ''Gopher Broke'').
17th Oct '16 12:59:26 PM Mario1995
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** In the early 1990s, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer optioned the rights to produce a ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' film, pressing it for release in 1994 and 1995. After studio executives shot down proposals for an animated film, executives pushed for an incredibly bizarre screenplay for the movie. Written by Richard Jeffries (''Film/TheVagrant'', ''Man of The House (1995)''), featured a young boy who suffers a tragic accident that later gives him the ability to morph into a hedgehog, and the boy decides to use his new power for promoting good. Since it had [[InNameOnly virtually nothing to do with the source material]], Creator/{{Sega}} demanded rewrites. By that time, the failure of the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' film caused MGM and Sega to grow nervous about movies based off video games. By the time the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn was released to under-performance, and their prized ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise [[Film/GoldenEye about to make a much-needed comeback]], MGM decided the ''Sonic'' film rights had no value and canceled the project. As the film had no leaked scripts, the film remained unknown for decades until author Blake J. Harris uncovered details of the scrapped project in his book ''Console Wars''.

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** In the early 1990s, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer optioned the rights to produce a ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' film, pressing it for release in 1994 and 1995. After studio executives shot down proposals for an animated film, executives pushed for an incredibly bizarre screenplay for the movie. Written by Richard Jeffries (''Film/TheVagrant'', ''Man of The House (1995)''), featured the movie would feature a young boy who suffers a tragic accident that later gives him the ability to morph into a hedgehog, and the boy decides to use his new power for promoting good. Since it had [[InNameOnly virtually nothing to do with the source material]], Creator/{{Sega}} demanded rewrites. By that time, the failure of the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' film caused MGM and Sega to grow nervous about movies based off video games. By the time the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn was released to under-performance, and their prized ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise [[Film/GoldenEye about to make a much-needed comeback]], MGM decided the ''Sonic'' film rights had no value and canceled the project. As the film had no leaked scripts, the film remained unknown for decades until author Blake J. Harris uncovered details of the scrapped project in his book ''Console Wars''.
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