When people saw the outline of the movie version of Sonic the Hedgehog they were worried. When people saw the legs of the movie version of Sonic the Hedgehog they were disturbed. When people finally saw the entire creature that was to be the movie version of Sonic the Hedgehog the were horrified, he bore very little resemblance to the character people knew.
He wears socks, but not other clothing, he’s furry, his eyes are wrong, his legs are overly muscled, his gloves are missing, and he looks like a marathon runner wearing a fur suit and comedy head. Oh, and he has human teeth. Really, really, weird teeth.
The internet didn’t hold back in it’s criticism and some artists took to Twitter to show how, with a few small modifications, Sonic could look more like the character everyone loves.
The director of the movie, Jeff Fowler, has taken to Twitter to respond to the criticism and it’s good news.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019