Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Says It Was His Choice To Name It A Day


On the finish of January, Sonic the Hedgehog‘s voice actor, Roger Craig Smith, introduced his departure from the function.

On the time, it was suspected some huge modifications had been happening behind the scenes at Sega forward of Sonic’s 30th-anniversary celebrations. Whereas this will nonetheless be the case, the voice actor says it was his choice to step down from the function.

He lately shared this data in an interview with Voices from Krypton (transcript courtesy of The Sonic Stadium):

“I feel my response could be “it’s simply a kind of issues.” It’s a time in wanting on the approach issues are being dealt with and the best way that you’re, the place you’re at, and what you sort of need to take care of, and do. And I discovered myself going, ‘I feel it’s time. I feel it’s time to be executed.’”

“I do know individuals are form of shocked and shocked by it, and it was like “yeah”, and I’ve seen all of the hypothesis that had been like, “voice actors don’t stroll away, he was fired!

It’s attention-grabbing the notion that folks have, and we get this on a regular basis; like, it’s superb how all of the consultants which can be on the market that don’t have anything to do with this trade that make all of those assumptions, you understand, ‘that is how this works and that is what this does’…

You already know, after a whilst you do issues and begin going ‘I feel I’m more than happy and I’m very proud and I’m very proud of what has occurred there,’ and I feel it’s time to say, ‘I don’t need to hold doing this.’

Some individuals could be like, “why?” and it’s like, “it doesn’t should make sense to you.” It’s completely good sense to me and it was the correct factor to do, and I’m pleased to have executed it.’”

Smith’s departure from the function was adopted by Tails’ voice actor noting she would not be voicing the character within the upcoming Netflix animation, Amy Rose’s voice actor additionally revealed she was executed and Mike Pollock confirmed he would proceed to voice Dr. Eggman in future Sonic video games.

You’ll be able to see Roger’s parting message (and Sega’s goodbye message to him) in our earlier story.

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