Paramount Home Entertainment has joined in with other studios amid the theater closures and lock-downs in announcing that they will be making the ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie available early on Digital beginning March 31. The film will later be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 19, 2020. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and more.
“A Total Crowd-Pleaser”
–Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE THAT’S FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
SPEEDS HOME FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE MARCH 31!
Level-Up with Bonus Features Including a New Animated Short, Deleted Scenes,
Hilarious Bloopers and More! *
4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray™ Combo Packs Arrive May 19 with a Limited Edition Comic Book**
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc
The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more! Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.**
Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this action-packed hit that’s fun for the whole family.
BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL*, 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, & BLU-RAY COMBO
- Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
- Around the World in 80 Seconds—See Sonic’s next adventure!
- Deleted Scenes—Director Jeff Fowler introduces deleted scenes
- Bloopers—Laugh along with Jim Carrey and the cast
- “Speed Me Up” Music Video
- For the Love of Sonic—Jim Carrey and the cast discuss what Sonic the Hedgehog means to them
- Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey—See Jim Carrey bring supervillain Dr. Robotnik to life
- The Blue Blur: Origins of Sonic—Explore the origins of the legendary Blue Blur
- Sonic On Set—Visit the set with the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
The 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD disc releases present the film in Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.***
The SONIC THE HEDGEHOG DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents In Association with SEGA SAMMY GROUP
An ORIGINAL FILM / MARZA ANIMATION PLANET / BLUR STUDIO Production “SONIC THE HEDGEHOG”
JAMES MARSDEN BEN SCHWARTZ TIKA SUMPTER and JIM CARREY
Music by TOM HOLKENBORG Costume Designer DEBRA McGUIRE
Edited by STACEY SCHROEDER DEBRA NEIL-FISHER, ACE
Production Designer SEAN HAWORTH Director of Photography STEPHEN F. WINDON, ASC, ACS
Executive Producers HAJIME SATOMI HARUKI SATOMI MASANAO MAEDA
NAN MORALES TIM MILLER
Produced by NEAL H. MORITZ, p.g.a. TOBY ASCHER TORU NAKAHARA TAKESHI ITO
Based on the SEGA VIDEO GAME Written by PAT CASEY & JOSH MILLER
Directed by JEFF FOWLER
SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ON PARAMOUNT MUSIC
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
About Sega of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Available to Buy at all digital stores on March 31
Available to Rent at all digital stores and “On-Demand” on May 19
Available to Buy on disc (DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™) on May 19
Available to Rent on DVD and Blu-ray on May 19
U.S. Rating: PG—Action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language
Canadian Rating: PG—Violence
*Availability of bonus content varies by digital retailer
**Limited quantity available with 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray only, while supplies last
***4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos are available at select digital retailers; to experience Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at home, compatible devices are required