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Redesigning Sonic for the new movie took five months

Redesigning Sonic for the new movie took five months

It took five months for animators to rework Sonic the Hedgehog’s look in the upcoming movie.

According to VideoGamer, certain aspects of the design could be saved - while other features needed to be re-animated.

In December 2018, people got their first look at the Sega mascot’s look for his new first live-action movie. Fans worldwide took to social media to speak out against the design - many believed it to be too realistic.

Both Sega and Paramount were aware of the growing concern surrounding Sonic’s big-screen debut.

“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.”

Due to this, the companies brought in Sonic Mania animator Tyon Hesse.

“Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic,” said Hesse on Twitter.

“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 the film was released in November 2019 - Sonic’s new look is more reminiscent of the lovable hedgehog’s video game look.

Sonic The Hedgehog is being launched on February 14th 2020.


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