Sonic the Hedgehog Title Sequence

Sonic the Hedgehog

For Paramount’s live action adaptation of the beloved video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, the filmmakers wanted a high energy sequence recalling fun moments from the film. Inspired by Sonic’s debut on the Sega Genesis console, Picturemill reimagined scenes from the film as a classic 16-bit era side-scrolling game. Folding in elements from the original games as fun Easter eggs for Sonic’s legions of fans, the final title sequence pays tribute to Sonic’s past and present.

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William Lebeda

Cecilia De Jesus




Directors: William Lebeda, Cecilia De Jesus
Producer: David Midgen
Editor: Dustin Frost
Additional Credits: Animator: Sonia Kiran, Animator: Nelson Yu, Animator: Jon Block, Background Designer: Midio Tafuri, Production Manager: Evan Jackson


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Category: Title Sequence
Country: United States
Runtime: 1 mins