Appearances of Sonic the Hedgehog in other Movies and Media
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1993
In 1993 Sonic made his debut in the famous Thanksgiving day parade held in New York City every year. He was introduced at the parade on NBC as the very first video game character at the parade, as a 65-foot balloon that took 4 people to hold down. He would later appear in the parade in both 1994 and 1995. Though reports also suggest that in 1993 that the winds picked up and pushed the Sonic the Hedgehog balloon into a lamppost, which caused it to explode and injure a off-duty police officer and 10-year-old girl from debris.
Sonic was also the first video game character to appear in the Rose Parade.
Rosie O'Donnell Show on December 22, 1999
Sonic the Hedgehog made a appearance on the Rosie O'Donnell talk show around Christmas time in the form of a costumed person. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, everyone who attended that day also received a Sega Dreamcast as well.
Wayne's World: Starlight Zone
During the Wayne's World movie, in the background of the Noah's Arcade commercial is the Starlight Zone from the video game Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega genesis.
Hitch Movie: Popsicle Background
In the Will Smith movie, Hitch, on the side of the ice cream truck, a picture of a Sonic the Hedgehog popsicle can be seen.
Jingle All the Way: Parade Scene
The Christmas-themed movie Jingle All the Way starring Governor & Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger has a quick Sonic the Hedgehog appearance. Around the end of the movie where Jamie arrives at the parade, a costumed Sonic the Hedgehog can be seen marching with other famous characters.
15/Love: Sonic the Hedgehog Poster
In the TV show 15/Love, in Adena and Tannis' dorm room, there is a poster of the original cover of the Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis Video game.