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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sonic's Getting Redesigned for the Sonic The Hedgehog 2019 Movie

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Because of widespread negative reception.

Only two days ago, I wrote about the Sonic The Hedgehog movie's official trailer, made in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and SEGA. Unfortunately, basically everything I wrote in that article is now obsolete with today's news.

You know, I can word the headline in very different ways depending on whatever bias I might have. I could say, “Loud, Angry Internet Mob Forces Paramount Pictures and SEGA to Redesign Sonic in Awful Movie” or “The Free Market Has Spoken: Sonic Getting Redesigned Before Movie Releases”.

Here's how the source for this story, the director Jeff Fowler, put it: 

Understand this: Sonic The Hedgehog (the movie) is supposed to release on November 8, 2019. If they have to go back and redo the graphics for the whole full-length film, plus all of the marketing material, do you think the movie is going to have the same release date as before? Probably not, no matter how many hashtags you put in about fixing it fast.

Though I suppose if it's already done and they're purposefully not releasing it until the holidays, that's another situation altogether.

In my previous article, I acknowledged that I never saw Sonic's design because he was simply way too fast in the trailer, so I didn't know what everyone was talking about. However, in writing this story, I was finally able to see just what got everyone's attention. And quite frankly, I'd rather keep the design the way it is. This is kinda handsome (warning: the design everyone complained about incoming):

 Sonic The Hedgehog movie film 2019 design Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney face merge
Something about this look makes me really happy. No idea why everyone complained.

Well contrary to the image caption, I have some idea. I think people dislike that Sonic looks a lot like a human and less like an exaggerated speed-addicted hedgehog, but surely all that's left of the Sonic the Hedgehog series fanbase are human furries that embrace that kind of human-animal fusion anyway, right?

At the end of the day, I don't believe that the Sonic-design complainers ever had any intention of buying a movie ticket, even if Sonic looked perfect. ...Though since it appears that everyone was complaining, then there's actually no audience for the movie in the first place. That actually sounds about right!

Ludwig hopefully won't have any reason to keep writing about this movie for future articles. If you didn't already say what you wanted to say two days ago, you now have another chance! Not that there's anything preventing you from commenting on older articles. In fact, Ludwig likes it.

It happened: The movie got delayed to 2020.
Sonic's new design doesn't make him suspiciously resemble Phoenix Wright.
Sonic looked nothing like that when the movie actually came out.


  1. Okay, I know you heart Phoenix Wright, but I think photoshopping his look over that Sonic is a BIT much...(I wave at the Truth Point I'm not getting for this as it passes me by)


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