The Brief: Discourse and memes about the animation changes in the new Sonic The Hedgehog live-action remake have inspired fans to reminisce about 'Sanic Hegehog.'


The revamped trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has inspired an influx in memes about this animation with some alluding to the animation of the “Sanic Hegehog” meme character. While Sonic’s new animation is clearly high-quality and much more palatable than the version in the previous trailer, some fans lament the fact that it will not be starring Sanic Hegehog.

Who Is Sanic Hegehog?

“Sanic Hegehog” is an intentional misspelling of “Sonic The Hedgehog.” A meme based on this spelling and a crude cartoon drawing of Sonic has been circulating online as an inside joke copypasta meme. One common drawing variation of Sanic is paired with Sonic’s catchphrase “gotta go fast.” This meme originated in 2010 but continues to show up in certain corners of the internet such as the Dank Memes subreddit.

Sanic vs. New Sonic Memes

The updated trailer for the film has been widely praised by fans. As memes welcome the less creepy looking Sonic, some reference Sanic, joking that he is the pinnacle of good animation, or that fans would rather see him in the film than Sonic.

They are both good from dankmemes

2019 Sonic vs. 2020 Sonic vs. SANIC

The only real sonic. πŸ’ from dankmemes

sanic good from memes

So h[A]ppy with the new Sonic from perfectloops

“How are you not dead?” could be a question worth asking the Sanic Hegehog meme, but he’d probably just reply “gotta go fast!”