The artist behind Sonic Mania intro in 2017 was brought in to redesign the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie.
Announced on Twitter (below), Tyson Hesse said he was “honoured” to have been tasked with redesigning Sega’s mascot for his live-action feature film debut.
“Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic,” said Hesse.
“Working with Jeff and the modellers, riggers, texture/fur artists and animators in LA, London, and Vancouver was a thrill I'll never forget.”
The new trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog was released on Tuesday. It was scheduled for release in November 2019, however, to allow time for a redesign it was pushed back to February 14th 2020.
Earlier this year, the first trailer for the upcoming movie was revealed - to a less than warm welcome by fans.
The film’s director - Jeff Fowler - took to Twitter to let fans know that he, Paramount and Sega were aware of the concern surrounding the movie.
“Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design and you want changes,” said Fowler in a tweet.
“It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”
Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic. Working with Jeff and the modelers, riggers, texture/fur artists and animators in LA, London, and Vancouver was a thrill I'll never forget. #SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/HhcVIxAhXB— Tyson Hesse (@tyson_hesse) November 12, 2019