''Sonic'' is an 18-minute long FanFilm based on the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. It was written and directed by Eddie Lebron, and released by Blue Core Studios, the same company that released the fanmade ''Film/MegaMan'' film. The film was developed to see how Sonic would look in a live action environment, and faced the high expectations of the Sonic fanbase.

On the peaceful Planet Mobius, the evil [[EmperorScientist Dr. Robotnik]], formerly acclaimed roboticist [[DoNotCallMePaul Julian Kintobor]], declares war on the world. He begins his path of destruction by [[FinalSolution wiping out all intelligent animal life on South Island]]. Three months later, [[TheEmpire the Robotnik Empire]] now occupies Station Square, [[CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker often taking over the city's television networks to spread propaganda]]. Robotnik faces opposition from G.U.N. units, who are vastly overwhelmed by his robotic forces; however, an unknown hero dubbed the "Blue Blur" allies himself with the underdog and rescues a number of units in the fight against Robotnik. Three weeks on, Robotnik and four G.U.N. soldiers discover the identity of the freedom fighter -- a surviving [[InsistentTerminology South Islander]] who's a wisecracking, laidback, blue hedgehog called Sonic that can run at supersonic speeds.

The film gained a lot of attention, particularly when it was announced that Jaleel White was reprising his role as Sonic after voicing the character in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''.

It was originally first released at [=MAGFest=] 2013. On January 10, 2013, it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCtQpclpY8 uploaded]] to Website/YouTube by the filmmaker.

The film was commentated by Podcast/TheSonicShow [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZlpqCWS_UQ here,]] by WebVideo/BoringTrousers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15yeHWW1UqM here,]] by LetsPlay/ChipCheezum [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUj80JdwBXA here,]] by WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3cFiq3Vtw here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nxnHZA1KnU here,]] and by WebVideo/BrainScratchCommentaries [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3JgxRulCg here]] (among others).

This is not to be confused with the [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' nor [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2019 the upcoming film adaptation]] from Creator/{{Paramount}}.
!!This film contains examples of:

* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The film ends with Robotnik needing four more Chaos Emeralds for some EvilPlan, Sonic finding [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Green Hill Zone]], and Knuckles watching from afar and muttering that VaguenessIsComing.]]
* AnotherDimension: The seven Chaos Emeralds emerge from a giant Gold Ring at the beginning of the film.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: One of the G.U.N. soldiers just ''swings an automatic rifle around by the handle''.
* BadassArmy: G.U.N. shows signs of this considering they willingly venture into the wilderness to blow up one of the Egg Carrier fleets.
* BaldOfEvil: Robotnik is both bald and the villain.
* BigBad: Robotnik is of the "[[OrcusOnHisThrone sit in his lair a lot]]" variety, and all the other bad guys report directly to him.
* TheCameo:
** Creator/JamesRolfe, [[Website/ScrewAttack Craig "Stuttering Craig" Skitimas]], Creator/DougWalker and [[Music/BrentalFloss Brent Black]]
** In terms of a character cameo, [[spoiler:Knuckles]] appears as well.
* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: Robotnik and his followers do this on Station Square's television network.
* ConspicuousCG: Between the Egg Carriers, the robots and Sonic himself. This movie has plenty of this to spare.
* CoolShip: The Egg Carrier fleet and the gigantic flagship.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Much like the ''Mega Man'' fan film before it, ''Sonic'' puts a significantly darker spin on the normally lighthearted franchise. Robotnik is a foul, sinister antagonist (going so far as to even [[ColdBloodedTorture electrocute a G.U.N. soldier prisoner]] and attempt to have a forest G.U.N. soldier executed in cold blood), and some elements of racial inequality have been added in as well (represented by a G.U.N. soldier despising Sonic as a South Islander). Robotnik also seems to be on a much more active head-hunt in regards to Sonic, explicitly ordering his robots to "kill it".
* DullSurprise: The G.U.N. soldier prisoner being interrogated by Robotnik. Also, the confused expressions of the Station Square citizens upon seeing the fleet.
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: President Bushnell addresses the Mobian crisis instigated by Robotnik.
* EmperorScientist / EvilOverlord: Robotnik, who is seen in his high-tech base all the time.
* {{Expy}}: Some believe that the four G.U.N. soldiers that speak to Sonic -- Nova, Anthony, Jade, and Gears -- are meant to be human counterparts to Sally, Antoine, Bunnie, and Rotor from [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie]] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]].
* ExtyYearsFromNow: The date is January 9, 4013 - exactly 2000 years after the film's release date.
* FanFilm: Done by Eddie Lebron and Blue Core Studios.
* {{Fanservice}}: Interesting how Creator/DougWalker, someone very known for pandering to his female audience, is put in a soldier's uniform, dirtied up, captured and manhandled by a robot, and spends most of his cameo either on the ground or kneeling with a gun to his head.
** His Sonic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpvRaOnslTk costume]] showed more of his chest and stomach than it did of his face.
* FantasticRacism: Robotnik openly hates South Islanders. And one of the G.U.N. soldiers openly expresses prejudice against islanders.
* FinalSolution: Occurs when Robotnik decides to wipe out all intelligent animal life on South Island.
* TheHero: Sonic is pretty much a classic hero.
* HumanFocusedAdaptation: It takes 5 minutes for Sonic to show up at all, and the human cast is focused on frequently.
* KillerRobot: Robotnik's robots (E-100 battle droids, Buzz Bombers and Moto Bugs) are seen threatening and/or attempting to shoot and kill people.
* LastOfHisKind: Sonic becomes this early on [[spoiler:until the end]].
* MythologyGag:
** The basis of the plot is taken from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', with Robotnik having basically already made his conquest and facing rebels.
** Dr. Julian Kintobor comes from Dr. Ivo Robotnik's former name in [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics]], Julian Kintobor of the House of Ivo.
** Sonic's catch phrases like "Way past cool!" and the concept of roboticisation are taken from western media, too.
** The seven Chaos Emeralds emerge from a giant [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Gold]] [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Ring]].
** [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic The]] [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog planet]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog of]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Mobius]] is the main setting, along with [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 South Island]] and [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Station Square]].
** Robotnik's fleet consists of about half a dozen Egg Carriers. The fleet flies over Station Square in a scene directly inspired from a similar one in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
** The E-100 battle droids are based on [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure E-102 Gamma]].
** During President Bushnell's speech, the date given is futuristic, and he implies that Mobius arose from a unity of nations. This may be a reference to [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics]], where Mobius was depicted as a future version of Earth.
** Sonic mocks Robotnik by calling him "[[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Eggman]]" and "[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Robuttnik]]" at one point.
** G.U.N. was introduced in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. Additionally, the [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Commander]] is briefly mentioned.
** Buzz Bombers and Moto Bugs -- [[TheGoomba The Goombas]] first seen in the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 original game]] -- make appearances.
** There is a subtle TakeThat to the controversial InterspeciesRomance of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''.
** Sonic rides a missile to redirect it back at its owner, just like in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie''.
** [[spoiler:Sonic comes across the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Green Hill Zone]] at the end of the film, and is viewed from afar by [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Knuckles]].]]
* OminousFloatingSpaceship: The Egg Carrier fleet flying over Station Square.
* OneWordTitle
* RoleReprisal: As noted, Jaleel White reprises his ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' role as Sonic himself.
* SacrificialLamb: The G.U.N. soldier prisoner, who is taken away to be roboticised after being interrogated by Robotnik.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Robotnik gains three Chaos Emeralds, Sonic comes across the Green Hill Zone, and Knuckles watches from afar contemplating the consequences of Sonic's actions.]]
* ShoutOut: President Bushnell's name seems to be a nod to Nolan Bushnell, one of the brains behind Creator/{{Atari}}.
* StandardSciFiFleet: Robotnik's air fleet of [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Egg Carriers]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: In a behind the scenes extra, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpvRaOnslTk Doug as Sonic.]]
* TheStoic: Robotnik for most of the film shows little emotion during most of his dialog and speeches to the public...
** NotSoStoic: ... But the sight of Sonic riles him up per usual.
* StunnedSilence: All of the G.U.N. soldiers are stunned by Sonic's appearance when they encounter him.
* TakeThat: A joke about the InterspeciesRomance plot of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. Sonic "flirts" with a human woman, but then says that the two are incompatible since she's a human and he's a hedgehog.
* TotallyRadical: Jaleel White brings a new charm to his old role as Sonic.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Was anyone really expecting [[spoiler:Knuckles]] to show up at the end?
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Though the process is never shown, roboticisation is a FateWorseThanDeath for anyone who opposes Robotnik, who enjoys it fondly.
* VocalEvolution[=/=]VocalDissonance: White's voice in the film is noticeably raspier than the one he had in the shows (though understandably, considering how much older he is now).