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Former Sonic Team Members React To Sonic Movie Design

by Imran Khan on Dec 12, 2018 at 03:00 PM

With a recent poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie showing proportions and fur that many fans didn't exactly expect, people have been talking about the new take on the cartoony mascot character. After an alleged leak of a cardboard standee in a movie theater popped up showing Sonic's legs and little else, not only have fans been posting their thoughts, but so have former developers on the Sonic Team.

Thanks to the Twitter account @SonicJPNews, which has been cataloging and translating these tweets.

From Shiro Maekawa, a former writer at Sonic Team:

From Gurihiru, the illustrator and character designer for Sonic Unleashed:

From Naoto Ohshima, the artist and original creator of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Yuji Naka, former head of Sonic Team and now currently at Square Enix, struck a more optimistic tone for the final product:

Naka is right that the movie isn't done or out yet, so all people are really reacting to is the few teaser images shown so far. Still, it is interesting to see what the developers behind Sonic the Hedgehog think about the movie's more realistic redesign.

What do you think? How would you have put Sonic into a live action movie?