It wasn’t long ago that the first screens of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit Twitter, and to say that the pictures were greeted with disagreement would be an understatement. The problem fell primarily with the way the movie’s namesake was designed.
To describe the first design, I’d have to use words like “creepy” and “trainwreck. Sonic looked more like a side-show at a carnival than the blue hedgehog we all know and love. The redesign embraced his actual design from the video games, ditching the creep factor and allowing people to embrace the character that they’re used to.
You can see the before and after here.