A couple of weeks ago, I got to attend a fun press junket and blue carpet premiere with the folks at the Sonic The Hedgehog Movie and Paramount Pictures.
It started off with a press junket with the cast: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden and more. The kids got to ask some really good questions to the cast, and they were a lively bunch! Jim Carrey's humor never fails!
There were some great lessons (or takeaways) from the cast, especially by Jim Carrey, who talks about what it was like to portray Dr. Robotnik. He shared of the importance of love and inclusion, as well as inspired the children to dream big and no limit themselves.
The following day, we went on a studio lot tour with Paramount Pictures where we got to see studio sets and play with the props in the prop room. The props were genuine props used in movies and TV shows, so the kids got a kick out of that.
Right after the lot tour, we were taken to another part of Paramount Pictures where they threw us a very impressive Family Day party with the cast, celebrities, and their families in attendance. It as an all-out affair complete with a Deejay, Jack In The Box food truck, cotton candy shaped Sonic The Hedgehog hair, wagyu burger sliders, mac and cheese, and more! There were also carnival style games and relay races where the kids won Puma backpacks and Puma fanny packs. They also got a fun swag bag of stuff to enjoy.
And during the Family Day party, we got to walk on the blue carpet to take some photos and then went inside the theater to watch an advanced private screening of the film.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
So epic and really cool to experience, especially for the kids! No spoiler alerts, you'll have to check it out when the film opens in theaters.
Sonic The Hedgehog movie opens in theaters on Friday, February 14, 2020 (yes, on Valentine's Day)!
ABOUT THE FILM:
Release: February 14, 2020
Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller
Based on the Sega Video Game
Produced by Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito
Executive Producers Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Masanao Maeda, Nan Morales, Tim Miller