‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Film’s Redesign May Have Cost Way Lower Than Estimated
By Yimin Huang, 26 Nov 2019
Back in May, when Sonic The Hedgehog film producers first announced its character redesign plans, experts weighed in on how strenuous the process would be.
However, there may be a silver lining for the film producers. The redesign was originally estimated to cost US$35 million, but a source close to the production now puts the number at a considerably lower amount of US$5 million, according to an IndieWire report.
Artist Tyson Hesse contributed to the redesign, and was also responsible for developing scenes in the TV series Sonic Mania Adventures. He has tweeted about the collaborative effort to recreate Sonic’s look with experts in Los Angeles, London and Vancouver, calling it a “thrill” that he would “never forget.”
Fans were originally upset over the film’s depiction of Sonic as having overly human-like traits.
The character has since been recreated to look more cartoon-like and adorable, inviting popular memes from satisfied fans.
The official Sonic the Hedgehog film will hit the theaters on 14 February next year, instead of the original November 2019, per an earlier announcement by director Jeff Fowler.
Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic. Working with Jeff and the modelers, riggers, texture/fur artists and animators in LA, London, and Vancouver was a thrill I'll never forget. #SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/HhcVIxAhXB— Tyson Hesse (@tyson_hesse) November 12, 2019
[via CNET, cover image via Paramount Pictures]
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