VFX Artists React to Sonic the Hedgehog

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the visual effects arts from Corridor Crew are back to react to the revamped character design for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and more. Plus, learn how movies slowly increased their runtime over the years, from the earliest 15 minute movies to today’s blockbuster and drama epics like Avengers: Endgame and The Irishman. And finally, watch as Jeff Goldblum answers questions while holding onto some adorable puppies. Read More »

sonic the hedgehog trailer

It’s amazing how fast one trailer can turn our opinions around. Six months after Paramount Pictures put Sonic the Hedgehog on hold to do a last-minute redesign of its lead character, the studio has dropped a new trailer with an infinitely less terrifying version of the speedster. Gone are the tombstone teeth and the horrifyingly human traits that made the video game character look like a creepy mutant version of himself — the classic Sonic with his huge eyes and white gloves is speeding his way to the big screen. Get your first look at the way better redesign in the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer.

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie delay

Jim Carrey was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of his Showtime dramedy Kidding. He was supposed to have Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie premiering this fall, but the film has been delayed until next year as the filmmakers redesign the CGI Sonic character.

/Film asked Carrey how he feels about the delay and if he’s concerned about the fans having the power to impact and delay his work (even if the complaints were not about his performance specifically). Find out Carrey’s detailed, in-depth thoughts about the Sonic situation below. Read More »

sonic the hedgehog redesign done

At the end of April, the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie zoomed online, and terrified us all. Viewers were not happy with the design of Sonic, which was an absolute nightmare from top to bottom and included giant human teeth for some reason. In an unprecedented move, the makers of Sonic decided to go back to the digital drawing board and redesign the character to make him less horrifying. Now, it looks like the Sonic the Hedgehog redesign is done. And according to producer Tim Miller, fans will be pleased.

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sonic the hedgehog movie release date

See you next year, Sonic. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie was supposed to speed into theaters this November – and then everyone saw the trailer. The reaction was overwhelmingly negative, with many wondering why the movie’s version of Sonic looked so terrible. Rather than shrug it off, the folks behind the film took the criticism to heart, and quickly announced they’d be redesigning the look of the character. That redesign is going to take a lot of work, which means there’s no way the film could keep its original release. As a result, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie release date has shifted to early next year.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a group of visual effects artists react to and break down some recent examples of great and terrible work on television and the big screen. Plus, an extensive featurette goes behind the scenes of the making of the new Suspiria, and Captain America franchise star Anthony Mackie takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog redesign

Paramount’s live-action/animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to speed into theaters this fall, but the film has just hit a significant roadblock. This afternoon, director Jeff Fowler revealed on Twitter that he and his team are going to redesign the film’s version of Sonic due to fan outrage. Read More »

sonic the hedgehog trailer

It took almost 30 years, but Sonic the Hedgehog is finally racing onto the big screen. The Sega video game character gets the CGI treatment in Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action animated hybrid film starring James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic himself. The first trailer for the movie is online, and you’ll have to decide for yourself how good an idea this entire endeavor is. Watch the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer below.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Footage Reaction

You want a Sonic the Hedgehog footage reaction? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all on board with the Detective Pikachu movie at this point, right? But what about the other CGI-enhanced video game film hitting theaters this year? You know – Sonic the Hedgehog? Unlike Pikachu, no Sonic footage has been released to the public yet. We don’t even really know what Sonic himself looks like in the film, save for an image of his silhouette on one poster, and another posting highlighting his upsettingly muscular calves. But now, some Sonic the Hedgehog footage has made its debut at CinemaCon, and we have the details.

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Sonic the Hedgehog score

While the early marketing efforts for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie have resulted in some…odd imagery, we now know who will be providing the score for when the blue hedgehog is racing through the streets of San Francisco. Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who composed the scores for films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Dark Tower, will compose the film’s music. Take a listen to a few of his tracks below, and watch a featurette about his music in Alita: Battle Angel.
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