Paramount Pictures has now released a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic looks a lot better.
The first trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie arrived earlier this year, and was immediately met with criticism over Sonic’s appearance.
The backlash to the original movie design started the moment the first trailer dropped earlier this year, and was so intense that the film was delayed to allow time for the character to be redesigned.
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
Sonic Mania artist Tyson Hesse has revealed that he was recruited to head up the recreation of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie design following fan rejection of the film’s original character design.
The Sonic art team, led by Hesse, have worked surprisingly quickly, allowing a new trailer to be released featuring the updated design in a matter of months.
Hesse explained that he worked with modelers, riggers, texture and fur artists and animators to help redesign Sonic. The end result is an anthropomorphic hedgehog that looks like the actual game character, rather than a strange human/hedgehog hybrid made in a lab.
Hesse said that he was “honored” to have been asked, noting that the experience “was a thrill I’ll never forget.”