Animation Rules Led To ‘Ugly Sonic’


sonic the hedgehog Producer Tim Miller has revealed how the infamous Ugly Sonic design came to fruition.


As reported by Screen Rant, Miller appeared on Corridor Crew’s official YouTube channel in an episode of their video series featuring VFX artists reacting to bad and big uses of CGI. In the episode, the producer touched on the famous Ugly Sonic design that sent the internet into a frenzy. Miller recalled how Jeff Fowler approached the process of designing Sonic as an animator. “He thinks, I have to have a character that can look like a pair of shoes in a kid’s room,” the 57-year-old filmmaker said. “I must have hands that can open doors and pick up human objects.”

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After Paramount released the first trailer for sonic the hedgehog In 2019, many fans took to social media to criticize Sonic’s design for being too realistic, especially his teeth and eyes. “A character with no teeth is a problem for the animators, and those eyes that are in the default design, it’s not something that comes close to being real. It was really hard to do,” Miller said. . Following the massive backlash, Fowler redesigned Sonic, which pushed the film’s release date from November 2019 to February 2020.

“It was the smartest thing he could have done,” Miller recalled how well Fowler handled the situation. “I know it’s silly to say that, but I was very proud of him.” Thanks to the new design, Sonic has now acquired large cartoon eyes instead of the previous tiny human eyes. The hedgehog’s teeth were also, thankfully, less visible.

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Ugly Sonic made an appearance in a different movie

While Ugly Sonic never received a starring role in the video game movie franchise, the infamous character actually made an appearance in Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers. “We had to recreate our own for this movie because we had to do everything from scratch, but there was something pretty awesome about the original company that did the design starting over and repeating their mistakes. on purpose this time,” Akiva said. Schaffer, director of the Disney reboot.

After the success of the first film, Paramount releases sonic the hedgehog 2 on April 8, 2022. Paramount has already confirmed the release date for the third installment in the film series two months before the sequel premieres. However, it’s unclear if Jim Carrey will reprise his role as Eggman from the Ace Ventura star retired from acting in April 2022. The production studio has not confirmed any other returning cast members.

sonic the hedgehog 3 released in theaters on December 20, 2024.

Source: YouTube via Screen Rant

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