Check out inspiring examples of sonicmovie artwork on DeviantArt, and get inspired by our community of talented artists. On the right, Sonic the Hedgehog as he appeared in the first movie trailer. After the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie's first trailer debuted back in April, fans were not exactly thrilled with the iconic video game character's design. On the left, the new Sonic the Hedgehog design. Sonic, the beloved '90s video game icon, got the facelift that fans have been clamoring for following the backlash that the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie trailer received. Despite basically being the same size, the old Sonic movie design had this “lean and lanky” look, with more human qualities such as long legs and arms, elbows and kneecaps. When the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic movie came out, fans were shocked by the hedgehog’s new appearance and it wasn’t long before they started creating memes roasting the new character design. The difference in proportions between the newly-designed Sonic and the old one is similar to that between Classic Sonic’s design to Modern Sonic in the games. Unfortunately, the hype died down with the first glimpses of the animated character design, and people's reactions turned into a complete riot by the time the first trailer for Sonic movie dropped at … Paramount Pictures / Sega Games Co. The creators of the new Sonic design clearly tried to give him a human-like appearance but quickly realized they made a terrible mistake. Want to discover art related to sonicmovie? When it was announced that Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own live-action movie, fans were pretty excited.