One hundred times better than the first
Paramount has finally released a new trailer for their live-action Sonic The Hedgehog which showcases the brand-new non-creepy design for the iconic Sega character.
The first trailer for the film was released in April of this year, but after massive backlash from fans over the depiction of Sonic, the team behind the project set out to redesign the character’s appearance to something more in line with the original ‘90s video game art.
Producers used computer animation for the design of Sonic and much of the criticism focused on the “disproportionate” legs, his teeth, and the way in which his eyes were separated. Director Jeff Fowler heard the fans “loud and clear” and so the animators went back to tweak the design. Overall it looks a lot more like the character fans know, so it’s clear that this extra time on the animation has worked in their favour.
Fowler announced the arrival of the new trailer in a tweet, thanking fans for their patience:
The trailer sees Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) fight Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and the US army both on the road and in the sky. We also get a much clearer look at Carrey’s villain in a newly-released poster:
Redesign has meant the film’s release date has been pushed back three months, so Sonic The Hedgehog will now be released on February 14th, 2020.