The release of the Sonic the Hedgehog film has just been delayed from November 8th, 2019 to February 14th, 2020.
This delay is due to the uproar fans had regarding the CGI version of Sonic, with the main complaint being rooted in Sonic’s creepily human-like teeth. Many memes were born after the initial trailer dropped.
sonic out here with the same teeth as kazoo kid pic.twitter.com/6KS6pqNQmU
— Michael LoPriore (@MichaelLopriore) May 1, 2019
producer: Give Sonic a lot of teeth
artist: Sir i’m not sure the character is meant—
producer: He needs thick calves and six pack abs
artist: Please, sir, i really don’t think we—
producer: Sonic is divorced and has a mortgage
— dan ☭ (@AntonioSlamsci) May 1, 2019
Mouth aint on the side
This aint Sonic man… pic.twitter.com/cv85MFttKy
— ✘ (@_StylesZX2) April 30, 2019
The complaints got so bad that the director, Jeff Fowler, had promised to fix the character before the movie’s new release.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
This morning, Fowler tweeted the new release date.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
If you are brave enough to watch the first trailer that includes the original human teeth Sonic, check it out below!