Well, it looks like Hollywood is showing a lot more consideration to its animators than Japan, which is infamous for overworking anime workers to death. In a tweet, Sonic the Hedgehog director, James Fowler, revealed that the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be delayed to February 14, 2020. He also added the #novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie hashtag to show that this was in consideration to the artists working for the film.
The announcement comes after the huge fan backlash on Sonic’s design, which also forced producers to to do a redesign. Of course, this worried many in the animation industry, stating that the redesign might work the people working on Sonic to death. However, the the delay, it would seem that the animators are getting more leeway.
Fans mostly criticized Sonic’s fur, eyes, and teeth, and going as far as saying that the design really looks creepy. And with fans actually being this vocal about the design, the movie’s staff just had to change it. Thanks internet! Paramount previously announced Sonic the Hedgehog will premiere from November 15, 2019 to November 8, 2019 in the United States. This delay gives the animators a bit more time to work on that new design/
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