Now that I've got your attention, unfortunately I'm sad to report that for some reason Paramount decided against the sexy redesign offered by the community. Truly a bold move, we'll have to see if it pays off. Anyway, this is a bit off-topic for a doujin site, but since I did a special back when this whole ordeal first started, I figured it was only right to finish the story. If you haven’t been following along and need a recap or just want to be recommended some Sonico doujins, you can click here to read through the old article. For everyone else I’m simply here to share the good news.
Two days ago on November 12, Paramount Pictures uploaded a new trailer for their Sonic movie showing off a completely new redesign. And let me say, I’m not personally a fan of Sonic myself, but it doesn’t take an art major to see the difference. That first model was horrifying. His wrinkly, old fingers have been replaced with clean, smooth gloves. His eyes have been switched to a much cartoonier style. His awful, freakish, human-like teeth have been put away. While some things are still not quite perfectly similar to his iconic design, such as his eyes having a division in the middle, the new design fits the realistic setting of the movie way better. Undeniably so. But don’t take it from me, have a look for yourself.
Before going fast.
After going fast.
Fans and reporters are calling this a huge win for consumer feedback. Paramount didn’t have to do this, but it’s clear they would have faced much scrutiny if they stayed with the old design. Much credit goes to the VFX artist for re-doing everything. The movie has been pushed back to February 2020 to compensate for all the changes. I won’t lie, it always puts a smile on my face when I see consumer feedback being A)actually good and B) listened to by the producers. Even if you’re not a Sonic fan, this is a win for people having a voice in product production in general.
Are you a fan of the redesign? (If you say no I need a three sentence explanation minimum for clarification.) Will you be seeing the Sonic movie? Was this a win for consumers? Go fast and leave your comments below.