Sega Release A Gorgeous Animation for Sonic’s 24th Birthday

Today marks 24 years since Sonic the Hedgehog was first released, to mark the occasion Sega of Japan posted something very special, roughly translated, a designer at Sonic team was tasked with “drawing Sonic,” Well not only did they draw Sonic, but they also release this rather well done animation of the process.

birthday animation

The animation was posted to Sega of Japan’s official Vine account, unfortunately it was uncredited so we don’t know who we should be thanking directly for this excellent piece of work.

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  1. That’s what I’m talking about SEGA! Awesome. 😀
    Happy 24th birthday Sonic! I loved the first 24 and I can’t wait to see the next! 😉
    I think I’m going to play the Genesis trilogy right now. 🙂

    1. Ha, turns out that I did play Sonic 1&2, but I then took a detour of sorts and went hardcore on Sonic CD. I suppose I’ll get to 3&Knuckles about now. 🙂

  2. Hopefully we can play Sonic 3 & Knuckles as a 3D Classic to mark the 25th anniversary. 😀

  3. Finnish:
    ♪ Tämä Päivä On Sun, ♪
    ♪ Tämä Päivä On Sun, ♪
    ♪ Tämä Päivä, On SONICIN! ♪
    ♪ Tämä Päivä On Sun! ♪

    >> FanFromFinland <3 <3 <3

    1. English:
      ♪ Happy Birthday To You, ♪
      ♪ Happy Birthday To You, ♪
      ♪ Happy Birthday, Dear SONIC! ♪
      ♪ Happy Birthday To You! ♪

      >> FanFromFinland <3 <3 <3

    2. Russian:
      ♪ С днём рожденья тебя, ♪
      ♪ С днём рожденья тебя, ♪
      ♪ С днём рожденья, милый СОНИК! ♪
      ♪ С днём рожденья тебя! ♪

      >> FanFromFinland <3 <3 <3

      1. Turkish:
        ♪İyi ki doğdun♪
        ♪İyi ki doğdun♪
        ♪İyi ki doğdun, SONIC♪
        ♪İyi ki doğdun♪

  4. Well, through thick and through thin we’ve stuck by you. Happy Birthday Sonic! 🙂

  5. Happy birthday you blue bastard, no matter what has happened or will happen I’m looking forward to being with you till I no longer can. Happy birthday Sonic.

  6. I agree sonic is awesome it’s been 24 years sense sonic been around yep sonic is the best character ever 🙂 Happy 24th Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog his adventures will still go on I hope SEGA bring Modern Sonic back

  7. SEGA if you love your fans next year for the new gen consoles you will release a 25th anniversary collection of as many Sonic games on 2-3 discs all remastered! we deserve it.

    1. YES! This, all of this.
      I worked out a while ago, you could fit every sonic game up until generations onto about 3-4 Wii U discs/blu-ray discs. Given Sonic’s recent loyalty to Nintendo platforms, I could see a sort of Sonic: Anthology releasing on the Wii U. That is, if the people Sega know what to do and aren’t total dicks about it.

      1. Yeah, considering, as we all know by now, all the Megadrive games easily fit on a DVD with more than enough room to spare (Sonic Mega Collection). Obviously, games from the Gamecube/PS2/Xbox era will take up much more space, though so I see where you got 3-4 from.

  8. Wow, sweet! I miss the 2D animation, it’s been a long time. Hopefully we might see more of a resurgence some day! Happy 24th Birthday Sonic! I hope that your 25th will be even bigger and better than all 24 years combined! 😀

  9. Hey, Hogfather, where did you get the news article photo (not the .gif, the one where it cuts off “Happy Birthday”)? Thank you.

  10. “What you see is what you get! Just a guy that loves adventure! I’m Sonic the Hedgehog!” — Sonic.

    Happy 24th Birthday, Sonic! 🙂

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