“Take my old pal Tails on another adventure.” Glad to announce that I am the voice of Miles “Tails” Prower in # SonicMovie2! I can’t wait for you all to see it on the big screen, ”O’Shaughnessey announced on Twitter Tuesday.
Take my old pal Tails on another adventure. Glad to announce that I am the voice of Miles “Tails” Prower in #SonicMovie2! I can’t wait for you all to see it on the big screen.
– Colleen O’Shaughnessey (@VOColleen) December 7, 2021
O’Shaughnessey is Tails’ newest English voice actor, playing the young two-tailed fox / mechanic in the 2014 Sonic Boom TV series and Sonic Boom video games. O’Shaughnessey has sung all of the subsequent incarnations of Tails, including his appearance in Cartoon Network’s OK KO and the Mario and Sonic series at the Olympics. His first real role in the Sonic universe was in Sonic Colors in 2010 as Charmy the Bee.
O’Shaughnessey’s has worked as a voice actor since 1999 when she started voicing Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure. His other major credits include many characters from the Naruto series including Ino Yamanaka, the child-like Tachikoma robots from Ghost in the Shell, and the Marvel hero the Wasp in various games and shows.
O’Shaughnessey previously voiced Tails in the end credits of the live-action film Sonic the Hedgehog, when Tails arrives in the human world trying to find Sonic.
The voice actor’s return for the sequel was at least somewhat on hold given that Paramount could try to cast a more recognizable Hollywood star, like Chris Pratt. These concerns appear to be in vain now, although that hasn’t stopped Paramount from Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is slated for release on April 8, 2022.
Joseph Knoop is a Sonic fanfic writer / producer / reader for IGN.