The Brief: The animation for the Sonic The Hedgehog live-action film has been updated, sparking positive reactions and inspiring new Sonic memes.
The first release of a trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie was met with anger and ridicule online, largely in the form of memes. In response, Paramount Pictures and Sonic’s creators pushed the film’s release date back from November 2019 to February 2020 and got to work on a redesign of Sonic’s animation. As seen in the new trailer, Sonic’s eerily human-like teeth have been toned-down, his fur is less scruffy-looking, his body is shorter, and he looks more like a cartoon character than a creepy taxidermied animal.
Fans reacted strongly to Sonic’s glow-up, this time sending out praise rather than mocking the way Sonic looks. These new Sonic The Hedgehog memes include stills from the trailer, comparisons to other animation successes, and remarks on how Paramount actually listened to fans and gave them what they wanted. Both the new and old Sonic memes demonstrate just how strong people’s feelings can be about their favorite animated characters.
Arthur walked so Sonic could run: pic.twitter.com/c5MK42gUp3
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) November 12, 2019
A few people claim to miss the “old Sonic,” but most are happy that he’s managed to run out of the Uncanny Valley transform into a cute, lovable animated character.
I miss the old Sonic. I wanted to hold his rat hands and take a long sprint on the beach towards the sunset. Then, as the sun sets, he puckers his Sonic lips out towards mine and suddenly something that can only be described as pure magic happens. Goodnight, Sweet Blue Prince. pic.twitter.com/9nfZJ1nRrP
— Altrive but Turkey (@AltriveEpic) November 12, 2019
A relevant Detective Pikachu meme:
Drake says “no” to the old Sonic and “yes” to the new Sonic:
An Avengers: Endgame meets new Sonic meme:
And of course, Jim Carrey’s role as Dr. Eggman continues to inspire memes:
When you have a three-day weekend AND it's payday!
Thanks, Jim Carrey. pic.twitter.com/mEwqjugKXO
— 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖊𝖑 𝕳𝖊𝖓𝖓𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖞 (@DK_Hennessy) November 12, 2019
New Sonic The Hedgehog memes include several image macro formats including “I am living my best life on earth” and “How are you not dead? I have no idea!” memes.