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Sonic X: The Shadow Snow
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Dana McFarland
Produced by Dana McFarland
Ted Lewis
Written by Michael Haigney
Ted Lewis
Starring Jason Griffith
Amy Palant
Dan Green
Lisa Ortiz
Mike Pollock
Caren Manuel
Rebecca Honig
Music by Dana McFarland
Cinematography Norman J. Grossfield
Editing by Norman J. Grossfield
Production company Sega
Sonic Team
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates August 29, 2008
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100 million
Box office $756.5 million

Sonic X: The Shadow Snow is a 2008 American animated film directed by Dana McFarland and distributed by 20th Century Fox, Sega and Sonic Team. The film, which is the second installment of the Sonic X film series is a sequel to Sonic X: Curse of Raven Radix and is followed by Sonic X: The Revenge of Sonic. The film featured Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Big the Cat and Cheese, Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat and Dr. Eggman as well: Babylon Rogues. The film continues off where the first film ends and sets five months after the events. It was released in theaters on August 29, 2008.

The film opened were generally positive and sets box office records including biggest 5-day Labor Day weekend debut, and grossed $757 million worldwide, which ranked third place for a 2008 film after The Dark Knight ($1.003 billion) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786 million). It overseas total, however, became the #1 film of 2008. Despite it's box office success, it gross the least for the franchise, but is successfully the 73rd highest-grossing film of all-time.

Plot

Five months after the events of the first film, Raven Radix became undead creates off the breeze of phoenix using his powers to releases a creature named "The Shadow Snow". Meanwhile arrival of Babylon Rogues, Jet, Wave and Storm. Jet starts racing against Sonic, which has starts cheating by Wave, for the last time she cheated on exploding his gear. Meanwhile arrive of Jet, Wave and Storm as to Jet wanting to race against Sonic and friends Tails and Knuckles. Meanwhile, the both start heading by saving the world, by trio making a help as a team by Eggman's robots in the future. Raven Radix starts a attack by in the different states later. Meanwhile, Jet, Wave and Storm has appears when they start a racing in the future. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles with Jet, Wave and Storm were taken 6000 years away from Station Square, after Raven as "The Shadow Snow" got rid of them. Shadow starts day dreaming, which he wouldn't remember who is he. Meanwhile, Shadow caught in a nightmare by Raven Radix's return, has been trapped with Raven and a return of Black Doom. Shadow let him to became a trick, he was only the one that would be dying on a planet of Space Colony Ark.

Meanwhile, Shadow and Rouge got caught a travel with Sonic and others in the future trap 100 years ago. Amy, Cream and Big has also went on at a carnival. Meanwhile, Raven has trapped them in the future by 100 years with Sonic and others. Amy starts day dreaming of Sonic saving her from danger. Later, Dr. Eggman was invited. SoniC, Tails, Amy, Knuckles and the rest of the group has pass which Raven has transform into "The Shadow Snow", which caught a lesson, Raven has returned from the dead 2 years ago, and 50 years after Maria's death and 6000 years ago after Raven was born. Raven battles with them and has disappeared back in Station Square, to destroy the world.

While Raven returns, he has frozen the whole world and Station Square, which left with the friends, includes Doctor Eggman. He begins unleashing his E-Series Robots to defeat him, which Raven as "The Shadow Snow" defeats them all. GUN starts helping saving the world by Raven, till they all have been frozen by him. Silver enters a line, which finding Sonic to get revenge to protect the planet for him. Team Chaotix and the rest of Eggman's robots make a help to save the world, which Jet provided helping with them and his Babylon Rogues, as The Shadow Snow is about to destroy The Babylon Garden and Station Square. Meanwhile, they were trick to quickly head back but running around circle of snow to head back in the future as a trick by Raven actual went one time, and let the to take a break. As Tails and Cosmo nearly shares their kiss, until Cosmo has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, the gang must finish going around the circle to head back to their home place to rescue station square and rescue Cosmo. Later, Raven Radix as The Shadow Snow traps them, as Shadow sneaks onto him and grabs a Chaos Emerald allowing them to head back to Station Square. Meanwhile, battle Super Sonic, Shadow, Jet and Silver after Raven as him as Raven as The Shadow Snow has frozen all of their friends. To provided a battle, Sonic, Shadow, Jet and Silver help together as they defeat Raven The Shadow Snow once and for all. After the battle, Tails and Cosmo has shared their first kiss.

After it ended, Jet, Wave and Storm the Babylon Rogues has start leaving back to their Babylon Garden. After a battle, Tails and Cosmo starts off with their first kiss as the sparks begins to fly, and Amy wanting Sonic to have their kiss. After the Battle, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles starts a battle boarding to save the world because they are heroes, meanwhile, Jet, Wave and Storm returns with them Jet want to challenge Sonic racing again. Sonic and Jet zooms continuing racing to an start finish.

Production

Development

After completing Sonic X: Curse of Raven Radix and finished series finale of Sonic X, The production of Sonic X: The Shadow Snow, begins on September 2007 in Voicing Studio and filming of Japanese dubbed begins on December 11, 2007 which belongs with the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Director and score writer, Dana McFarland will return as the director of the first OVA film, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1999) to feature length Sonic X film, Sonic X: Curse of Raven Radix (2007). A set while shooting places in the city. Raven Radix has returned undead after 2 years. David Wills reprises the role of him and also Espio, which he appears by the video games including Sonic Heroes.

Originally setting neither a May 16, 2008 and July 25, 2008 release, till it was pushed back to August 29, 2008 till further notice. August 28, 2008 release was reported earlier.

Animation

Filming animation begins no September 3, 2007 with the Sitch of Raven Radix heads into North Pole, which finding someone to rule the world. The crew has drawn a new character, The Shadow Snow, much powerful creature that was covered in snow, not like any polar bears. The next animation starts drawing Sonic has returned. Next adding with other friends: Tails and Knuckles which they were in the racing clothes as seen in Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, within the Babylon Rogues, Jet, Wave and Storm which appears in Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.

The producers creates jobs that Rouge's breast was 3 inches wide and Amy's hammer was 2 inches tall, which has not drawn for the film. The writer was to be announced by Joe Edkin that he tries to become the writer. Edkin would be glad that he would make an animated movie. McFarland makes for a United States dubbed for voice actors in English. Joe Edkin begins as film's producer comic of the film. Cinematography portrayed Norman J. Grossfield as he does a production from Sonic X's production.

Filming warped by September 3, 2007, as completing animation for 2 hours. Dana McFarland returns his job to be as the director of the film from 20th Century Fox after the first film. Voicing of the film was filmed in the Studio of animation stud when by year gave gross $100 million budgets, which animation location was shoot in North Pole including Station Square.

Cast

  • Jason Griffith as
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Shadow the Hedgehog
    • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Amy Palant as Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Dan Green as Knuckles the Echidna
  • Lisa Ortiz as Amy Rose
  • Caren Manuel as Rouge the Bat
  • Rebecca Honig as Cream the Rabbit
  • Jack Quevas as Cheese the Chao
  • Pete Capella as Silver the Hedgehog
  • Mike Pollock as Doctor Eggman
  • David Wills as Raven Radix/Espio
  • Bella Hudson as Tikal the Echidna/Woman/Maria Robotnik
  • Carter Cathcart as Victor
  • Amy Birnbaum as Charmy/Cosmo
  • Marc Thompson as G.U.N./Gun Officers
  • Andrew Rannells as Bocoe and Decoe/Bokkun

Release

A soundtrack was released on August 26, 2008. Which it features the same songs from video game lucky from anime. Happy Meal of McDonald's were released the action figures on August 9, 2008. The toys features, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Rouge, Dr. Eggman and Cream. Release is buying all of these 8 action figures, once did from 2007 film, Sonic X: Curse of Raven Radix. A first teaser was released on December 18, 2007 on a official website.

The film has been made off about an language. The film is once again rated "PG" of action/adventure, violence and language. A video game has been earn a E of fantasy violence and Brief language, similar by Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) by ESRB. Sonic X: The Shadow Snow' was completed set that a motion picture in the film was Rated PG in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. And most in the sates giving were rated G.

During production, the film's original release date is set for May 16, 2008, but moved back to July 11, 2008, to avoid against The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Still being avoid from a big film with Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, the film had a later August 29, 2008 release date.

DVD

Sonic X: The Shadow Snow was released on a single-disc and two-disc strong animation special edition on December 23, 2008. Within, it will be only released on a single of a HD to the Blue-ray disc everywhere. The film brought $79,286,633 of the date.

Reaction

Critical reception

The critics for Sonic X: The Shadow Snow were genereally positive. It rated 63% from Rotten Tomatoes from 100 reviewers. It's rating became less poplar than its predecessor, which raked 75% from Rotten Tomatoes, and was ranked as the worst reviewed films in the series. Still, the film is on par in the middle as one of the best reviewed films of 2008.

Box office

Sonic X: The Shadow Snow became a massive success just like the first film. It opened with $16,219,682 on it's opening day in 3,958 theaters, slightly $2 million less than it's predecessor. It finished the weekend at #1 with a total of $72,025,905 for the 4-day Labor Day weekend ($95,020,997 for Thursday-to-Sunday). It was the biggest Labor Day weekend debut yet surprising Halloween in 2007 and and the 4th biggest opening ever for a 2008 film, but the best opening weekend for a 2008 animated film. It also held the record for nearly six years for biggest August opening of all-time till the release of Guardians of the Galaxy ($94.3 million) in 2014. The film stayed at #1 at the box office for two weeks. In its second week, it fell 25 percent making in $41 million and is up to $165 million in two weeks, much better than the first movie, where it dropped 32 percent, and any other film in the franchise.

Sonic X: The Shadow Snow ended it's theatrical box office run on April 2, 2009. The North American box office gross a total of $248,002,858. Ranking as 2008's highest-grosser in the U.S., it became the fifth highest-grossing animated film at that time. The film made $756,512,858 worldwide, which made it 2008's highest-grossing animated film, but the lowest-grossing film in the franchise by far (as of 2013). It was 2008's third highest-grossing film worldwide behind The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786.6 million). At the overseas box office, however, it successfully became the highest-grossing 2008 film ever with $508,510,429 surprising The Dark Knight ($469.7 million) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($469.5 million), where it outpaced both of them grossing over nearly $40 million more.

Sequels

Sonic X: The Revenge of Sonic was released in theaters on October 2, 2009.

See also

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External links

  • Sonic X: The Shadow Snow at the Internet Movie Database
  • Sonic X: The Shadow Snow at Rotten Tomatoes
  • Sonic X: The Shadow Snow at Metacritic

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