Sonic Movie Redesign Reportedly Only Cost $5 Million

Sonic Movie Redesign

After a lot of fan backlash online about the initial design of the character, the first trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog film left many worried about the project. With so much online scorn, it made sense that Paramount Pictures felt the need to redesign their version of Sonic the Hedgehog used in the movie. The latest trailer showed off the new Sonic design, which pleased many fans, but gave worry to the cost needed for such fast turnaround. Well, it seems that the Sonic movie redesign cost far less than initial reports seemed to indicate.

IndieWire recently shared information given to them about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from an anonymous source close to the studio’s production team. Previous reports had suggested that the redesign of Sonic, as well as the changes to the animation and marketing for the film, may have cost as much as $35 million. According to this particular source, contrary to the previous reports, the Sonic movie redesign only led to a $5 million price tag. While still a pretty penny, this is significantly lower than many had suggested.

The source also states that essentially the only visual effects created for the film before the decision to redesign Sonic were the shots animated for the trailer, so very few, if any shots are being discarded. The redesign also did not apparently cause a crunch period for animators, which fans were concerned might happen. If these are indeed true, this should come as reassuring news to Sonic fans worried about this film. Thankfully though, that old design had to go fast, and it won’t be long before fans can enjoy Sonic on the big screen while chowing down on a nice chili dog.

What do you guys think about the Sonic movie redesign and its cost? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Sonic the Hedgehog news, such as the comments from Sega about the big year Sonic will have in 2021, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara2088 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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