Team behind Sonic movie to “fix” character design following negative reception

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    If you haven’t already seen the memes, watched the trailer, or heard the collective horrified gasps echoed throughout the internet, in reaction to the trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, then, well, you still probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the reception to Sonic’s design was...less than stellar. In fact, the director of the movie, Jeff Fowler, made an official statement today regarding the look of the character.

    Changes will apparently be made, though, what exactly those changes will entail is unknown at this point. Seeing as the film will be hitting theaters this November, that doesn’t leave too much time to fix things, but at least the criticism has been addressed. Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in cinemas worldwide this November 8th. If you want something a bit more traditional in the meantime, you can check out the recently uploaded part 2 of the official Team Sonic Racing: Overdrive animation.

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  1. Elalexyzoner

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    About time
     
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    Good, Sonic looked like whoever designed him went based off a vague description and not the actual fucking design of Sonic.

    I doubt it'll make the movie better though, will still look meh even with a perfect Sonic
     
  3. Joe88

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    Character design is only one of the problems (of many)...
     
  4. Harsky

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    A part of me thinks they did this deliberately and the trailer is intentionally terrible to get people talking while all along the one with the "fixed" release is already finished and ready. Then again, if he's telling the truth and they are fixing it, I don't want to imagine the work the animators have to do when the movie is 6 months away from release.
     
  5. LiveLatios

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    why
    next up: just delete the whole movie, that'd be a better idea


    although i kinda like the idea of jim carrey as eggman, jim carrey's a good actor
     
  6. Chary
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    I’m still most unsettled by the fact that he has white paws, not gloves.
     
  7. Mr. Looigi

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    Well, hopefully the new (and maybe old) Sonic won't be so...
    Disturbing
     
  8. Aletron9000

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    Well, this might make it less of a train wreck. At least we will always have jim carrey.
     
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  9. hallo23

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    Damn. I never thought they would actually listen to the fans.

    I'm really curious how big the changes will be.
    Wonder if they will have to delay the movie because of that.
     
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    Curious to see what they are going to do about the movie soundtrack. So much goodness to be achieved my revamping and remixing original soundtracks from Sonic games... But no! They had to go for that OST music from Green Hill zone "Gangsta's Paradise".
     
  11. Xzi

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    How the fuck did they not see this reaction coming?
     
  12. LiveLatios

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    why
    his arms aren't supposed to be blue either
     
  13. ut2k4master

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    thats only the trailer though
     
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  14. shaunj66

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    Keep your expectations in check considering the movie releases in November. There's only so much they can do in 6 months.

    I'm expecting some minor alterations to the face such as bigger eyes, less pronounced lips and teeth etc. which is kind of worrying considering the human proportions are the biggest issue I think.
     
  15. proffk

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    How are they going to fix this mess. Have you seen sonics legs & those stupid human teeth. Should fire the person behind the character design.
     
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    Don't call anybody!
     
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  17. Arras

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    Yeah, the proportions are the main issue here, followed by the facial expressions. In the shots where he's smirking like he does in the games and it's a head on shot while he's running or the camera is above him, it actually doesn't look that terrible. When the camera is high up like that, the perspective makes his proportions look a lot more reasonable, since they're smaller on the screen. Normally though, hoo boy.
     
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  19. Mr. Looigi

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    In the end, there’s only one thing that matters: It has to be better than the Mario Bros. Movie
     
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