Cinema / 27-02-2020

Sonic Redesign Win: Ben Schwartz And Co. Really Cared About The Feedback From Fans

Sonic Redesign Win: Ben Schwartz And Co. Really Cared About The Feedback From Fans

Sonic the Hedgehog is coming off two weeks as the No. 1 movie, and it’s breaking records for video game movies. But things could have gone a completely different way. When the Sonic first design was released, fans were not happy. They were vocal about the glaring human teeth and oddly long legs on the Sega character, and director Jeff Fowler listened.

Sonic’s voice for the film, Ben Schwartz, has a positive spin on the hate the movie originally received before the release date was pushed back and he got a skin upgrade. Here’s what the actor felt he learned from the initial reaction to Sonic the Hedgehog:

The biggest thing that I got from that was that all of these people were really excited to see the movie and there were people that really cared about Sonic as much as me, Jeff, James, Jim and everybody.

In other words, he heard the fit of rage about the movie moreso as loud caring. And considering how well Sonic the Hedgehog is doing right now, he seems to be right. It’s true, usually when people are mad about something, it comes from a place of passion, and Ben Schwartz saw that. Who knows how much pace and panic he and the filmmakers of Sonic the Hedgehog went through following all the memes and pointing at. Here's the first Sonic for the memories:



27-02-2020 21:45, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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