Fans came down hard on the initial design when the original trailer debuted back in late April. The widespread backlash to the CGI character actually forced the movie to be delayed so the team could fix Sonic. And now, the studio released a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic looks a lot better.
The biggest visual change is Sonic’s eyes are a lot bigger, and the CGI body is far less human-like. Even Sonic’s teeth, that briefly make an appearance, don’t look like a full creepy set of human teeth anymore. Sonic just looks smaller and cuter, just like you’d expect from a CGI version of the Japanese video game star.
Netizens were also satisfied with the result – and surprised that the changes were made rather quickly. Fans even gave credit to the studio for actually listening to their demands and making a much-needed CGI change.
Whether you think the revised Sonic design is perfect or not, you have to give the filmmakers HUGE props for actually listening to the fans. That doesn't seem to happen all that often nowadays. Good for you! pic.twitter.com/ih31KXJX4J— Undoomed (@Undoomed) November 12, 2019
I miss the old Sonic design on the left. Just look at his shock, like a sexual predator caught by Chris Hansen. Such a unique design pic.twitter.com/QgV51FDCez— Published Author (@MoistCr1TiKaL) November 12, 2019
It’s honestly insane even LOOKING at the old Sonic design, it doesn’t even feel real anymore. It’s like we all collectively had a nightmare pic.twitter.com/a3H6OtHI3p— Ian Mutchler (@TheFantasticIan) November 12, 2019
You don't realize exactly HOW BAD the original design was until you see it directly compared to this 2nd version. RT @midnightmatcha: the cursed sonic walked so the new sonic could run #SonicMovie #SonicTheHedgehog pic.twitter.com/rb8iVgie4p— Danny Dimes fan acct (its still fuck gettleman) (@I_Exude_Sarcasm) November 12, 2019