It’s extremely funny to me that Netflix decided to reveal that Big the Cat is the third known character in the upcoming Sonic Prime animated series following Sonic and Shadow, the two most popular characters in the franchise. Big the Cat, who made his series debut in Sonic Adventure is widely derided by people who never liked these games to begin with because he’s a big (pun intended) ol’ doofus. But I love him, I will protect him, and I’m happy that he’s here in Sonic Prime.
News of this came from the Netflix Geeked showcase, which specifically focused on video game adaptations today, June 10. The show included a brief clip from the cartoon, which showed Sonic running past Big and his pet frog Froggy while nearly knocking him over. Our speedy hero helped Big get his bearings and ran off to help his friends. Big, the lovable guy he is, doesn’t have any hard feelings and wishes Sonic well as he departs.
Check out the trailer below:
????????meet Big the Cat and Froggy????????
SONIC PRIME coming soon to Netflix #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/997Gq03S5e
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 10, 2022
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We still don’t have much sense of what Sonic Prime will be about, at this point. The environment each trailer has shown is evocative of the series’ early games, while characters like Big and Shadow are more closely associated with the modern era. So whatever’s coming, Sonic Prime looks like it will be an original take on Sonic and his friends that mashes different elements together.
In the meantime, the series’ second live-action movie came to theaters in April, and is now available on digital stores with behind-the-scenes content and a new animated short, though Idris Elba doesn’t reprise his role as Knuckles in it.
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