It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for the Paramount Studios team behind the Sonic movie. Since the original trailer was released a month ago, fans have gone out of their way to re-imagine the CG Sonic model in image form. But one Sonic fan has gone beyond – by redoing the entire trailer with an animated re-interpretation of the blue blur.
Animator Artur Baranov took it upon himself to ‘shop in a more cartoon-looking Sonic the Hedgehog into the original trailer.
He says, on his YouTube channel, that he’s aware “it’s a little rough”, but he “was trying to make it good enough before they actually remake him for their next trailer.”
We think, given the short time it’s taken for him to create this, that he’s done an amazing job.
Paramount Studios director Jeff Fowler recently announced that, following fan feedback on the design of the CG interpretation of Sonic, that the movie’s release date will be pushed back to February 2020 to allow for time to redesign the blue blur themselves.
We’re not sure if the studio will be looking at any fan-made re-interpretations as a steer for the official movie redesign, but it wouldn’t be so bad if Artur’s expressive model was used as a starting point.
Incredibly – and what is perhaps the point of Artur’s work here – watching the exact same trailer with the only change being a redesigned Sonic actually makes the trailer feel a little less goofy.
It’s a great re-invention of the movie trailer, and a great example of the sheer lengths that the Sonic fanbase will go to in order to contribute to their favourite game franchise. You can watch the trailer itself below – let us know what you think of Artur’s vision in the comments section below.