Colleen O’Shaughnessey on the difference between Tails and games
sonic the hedgehog 2, which is slated to hit theaters in the United States on April 8, has more ties to the rest of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise than ever before. That’s partly thanks to Colleen O’Shaughnessey providing the voice of Miles “Tails” Prower in the film, a role she’s had in animation and video games for years at this point. In a recent interview, O’Shaughnessey made an interesting comparison about how Tails differs from what she’s done before, calling the film “more like a prequel” to that work.
“It’s just different scenarios, different situations,” O’Shaughnessey said when ask by GamesRadar+ on how Tails in the movie compares to Tails in the game.” We meet him at a different stage in his relationship with Sonic, we’re just getting to know him. It’s more like a prequel, if you will, than this what I’ve worked on before. Because all of these relationships were already established in things I’ve worked on before.”
“After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero,” summarizes the sonic the hedgehog 2 bed. “His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe- traveling at a trot to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.”
As stated above, sonic the hedgehog 2 is currently slated for release on April 8. The sequel will see the return of the main cast from the original along with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Miles “Tails” Prower. sonic the hedgehog, the original film, is currently available for purchase on home video, digitally as well as Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. The film stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of the eponymous hedgehog, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, a policeman who befriends Sonic, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, the classic villain and scientist from the franchise. You can check out all of our previous coverage from the next sonic the hedgehog movie sequel here.
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