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Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount’s movie

09 August 2018

Standard Sonic stuff then. The film is being labeled a live-action family film, but CGI elements will most likely be used to create Sonic and his friends.

Ben Schwartz is making a dash for Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Schwartz is not new to the voice acting game, now starring as Dewey Duck on the Disney Channel reboot of Duck Tales and will voice Leonardo in Nickelodeon's upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There's Dewy from the new Duck Tales, who is blue. If he can put on a convincing Southern drawl, maybe he'll voice Huckleberry Hound for Hanna-Barbera.

While Ben Schwartz will be lending his voice to a character that will be created entirely in post-production, Jim Carrey will be doing live-action work for his villainous role in the movie.

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The film will be taking a live-action/CG approach, with Marsden, Sumpter, Carrey and other actors interacting with Sonic and company in CG form.

Carrey finalized negotiations to play the Sonic villain earlier this summer, and is now confirmed to portray him in the upcoming 2019 film. When asked that very question, Carrey merely said, "Magic!" Deadpool director Tim Miller is also serving as executive producer with Toby Ascher. Fowler also co-directed the 2005 Oscar-nominated animated short "Gopher Broke".

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Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount’s movie