Sonic The Hedgehog's makeover was hailed a success by fans after a new trailer for the upcoming movie was released.
Fans reacted with horror when the original trailer for the film was unveiled in April, criticizing the design of the title character for his human-like face, big teeth and disproportionate legs.
WHY ARE HIS TEETH SO HUMAN https://t.co/qanTExwjJI— C-3PREE-O (Preeti Chhibber) (@C-3PREE-O (Preeti Chhibber))1556629521.0
Now Sonic, star of a popular series of Sega video games in the 1990s, has had a redo with a design closer to that of the original character – and fans are relieved.
Sonic the Hedgehog poster (Paramount/Sega/PA)
Ok... Paramount deserves a Oscar... this looks 10 TIMES BETTER. #sonic #sonicmovie https://t.co/H8HYNpjt1I— Zackary Ampuero (@Zackary Ampuero)1573561775.0
SONIC'S NEW REDESIGN FOR THE MOVIE LOOKS 6731949461X BETTER OMG. https://t.co/8Jr0jrBhmu— 𝙹𝚊𝚍𝚎☄️ (@𝙹𝚊𝚍𝚎☄️)1573561478.0
EVERYBODY SHUT UP, SONIC’S BABY NOW AND I LOVE HIM https://t.co/NCTwiIsK3z— angel ♥️ (@angel ♥️)1573560408.0
The criticism of the original trailer sent designers and animators back to the drawing board to completely remodel the look of the beloved blue hedgehog – work which caused the release date of the movie to be pushed back until next year.
Fans were impressed with the transformation, or glow up, that Sonic had undergone for the movie, in which he is voiced by Ben Schwartz.
Saw the new sonic trailer and MY GOD THIS GLOW UP https://t.co/hWFvNqca5A— 💝 Fragrance 🌸 (@💝 Fragrance 🌸)1573562471.0
Sonic had the greatest glow up of 2019 https://t.co/8WkF53QZzf— Derrick ⍟ ⎊ SAW JOKER (@Derrick ⍟ ⎊ SAW JOKER)1573561392.0
Many people praised the work of the animators who worked to change the design.
new Sonic looks so good pay the animators and artists who worked overtime the fattest raise of all time https://t.co/3W0MGn3OB1— Trasher (@Trasher)1573561790.0
It’s amazing to see how the internet took part to change Sonic’s movie design! The team who worked on it did a fan… https://t.co/MHvx53W9jo— Mayo (@Mayo)1573562589.0
Now people are excited to see the movie, which also stars Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Westworld's James Marsden as Tom Wachowski – although some still had some doubts about other aspects of the trailer.
QUICK FIRST IMPRESSIONS THE HUMOR SEEMS HIT OR MISS, BUT WHEN IT IS "MISS" IT'S NOT UNBEARINGLY BAD LIKE TOILET HU… https://t.co/NkXxB6huoq— BulbaSour (@BulbaSour)1573562186.0
Much better. Muuuuch better. 😍 Better trailer too. Still iffy on the story, but Sonic been done some good.… https://t.co/5q5MJQG6Lr— Kenton Booker (@Kenton Booker)1573561636.0
I’m actually a bit excited for this film now, and I’m not even a Sonic fan! 😂 Not only does Sonic look miles bette… https://t.co/K1XSZpoTMQ— Mεναηs ツ (@Mεναηs ツ)1573560243.0
Sonic The Hedgehog is due for release on Valentine's Day 2020.
You can watch the new trailer below: