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Sonic's redesign for the movie cost 5 million and no crunch

A few days ago it was seen how Paramount Pictures responded before the criticism and they changed the design from Sonic the Hedgehog in the movie that opens next year. At the time the first design caused many negative opinions, and many memes, of course.

When it was decided to redesign Sonic, there were many requests that the film be delayed so that the animation team does not suffer a period of crunch. And so it was that it was delayed to February 14 in the United States.

Cheap redesign, and no crunch

The team of animators working on the film have talked about the process of changing the entire design of a CGI character that is key in a film. The animators said the redesign took about five months of work, and the team started working on the face first and finished with the shoes.

His idea for the redesign was to create a model that would combine the design of the first trailer and that of the modern Sonic. the old model and the new model were compared to see what could be merged and what needed to be changed. The workflow included redesigning the model, making a new skeleton, and re-animating all scenes from the movie in which it appeared.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

The animators commented that they did not go through any period that could be considered a crunch, and were allowed to work at a regular pace. They confirm that the redesign did not cost as much money and it was only five million. The idea of ​​the original design was that Paramount Pictures was confident that the first design would fit the live-action scenes and the design department had no communication with the animation department, so the original result came out. The new look now appears to be popular with audiences, which is good given that design is a primary part of movie marketing when selling a movie starring a digital mascot.

Source: GoNintendo

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Benjamin Rosa

Madrileño whose publishing career began in 2009. I love investigating curiosities that I later bring to you, readers, in articles. I studied photography, a skill that I use to create humorous photomontages.

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