12 November 2019 20:34
(CNN) What has bigger eyes, fewer teeth, and more of what you may remember from your childhood? Sonic, the beloved '90s video game icon, got the facelift that fans have been clamoring for following the horrified backlash that the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie trailer received. Fans came down hard on the original design when the original trailer debuted back in late April. Sonic, they said, looked drastically different from the lovable hedgehog they had grown up playing. The newly redesigned Sonic looks more like the video game character fans are familiar with.
Director Jeff Fowler had tweeted he would make changes, saying both Paramount and Sega were open to changes. "Thank you for the support," Fowler wrote on Twitter at the time. "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 "