G: Always good. I want to talk a little bit about Lilac here. I do remember she showed up in Sonic: After the Sequel as a little bit of an Easter egg. I remember around the time that came out, most of us were like, “Oh… is that okay to have in there? Is he going to be upset?”, because at the time, you wanted to distance yourself from the Sonic side so it wasn’t too obvious.
S: At that point, when I first started, Lilac wasn’t a dragon, she was a hedgehog. As I said before, I just wanted this to be like a small fangame project of sorts. But when the game expanded way beyond that and it was going to be a commercial indie game, obviously, I changed her to a dragon but that worked out better. I upgraded her design. Sonic: After the Sequel used the hedgehog design. I thought it was okay, but I was a little bit concerned because I got help making Lilac from a Chinese artist, Ziyo Ling, and I need to ask her for permission on certain things. I was a little bit worried about that, but she didn’t mind. So it all worked out in the end; I was just a little bit nervous at first. But I think it’s really cool that Lake added Lilac in Sonic: After the Sequel as an Easter egg.
SyphonBlue wrote: »
That Sonic looks way better but the movie still looks terrible
cloudeagle wrote: »
Normally Hollywood studios would consider it an unthinkable move to go to someone who is "just" a TV and video game animator, but this group actually swallowed their pride and did it. And it worked out fantastically.
Not to mention Tyson now has killer item to put on his resume. If there's any justice in the world, his career will get juiced STAT.
Knuckles #13 opens with Harry the dingo cab driver (the one dingo character who isn’t a Nazi) discovering Charmy Bee in an alley, with another bee we’ve never met before collapsed in his arms. Harry rushes Charmy and his apparent best friend Mello to the hospital. The doctors try their best, but they have to break the bad news to Charmy. Mello is dead.
How did Charmy’s best friend die? Oh, by accidentally eating a drug-laced chili dog and overdosing on LSD!
See, the shady owner of the local carnival is secretly working with a drug lord. He’s lacing his carnival food with this substance called “Lemon Sundrop Dandelion” (very subtle, Ken) in an effort to get the locals hooked on it. And now kids are getting poisoned left and right, including Charmy’s friend. The Chaotix investigate, but they get hungry and idiotically decide to eat the carnival food, and well…
Then they get dragged to the hospital because they’re fucking tripping balls on acid. Shenanigans ensue.
Yes, this happened in an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog comic.
Mr Ray wrote: »
I really cannot stand the theory people keep pushing that they had this new design the whole time, and the original abomination was just teased to get the movie publicity.
Its like, yeah, the movie is probably a lot more high profile now than it would have otherwise been, but there is no indication that they had this new design ready "the whole time" and changing it must have been a huge cluster fuck. Even if we buy that they had this Sonic v2 design on standby so they didn't have to pay any designers, animators or artists, they still had to redo a whole bunch of promotional material and merchandise that had abomo-sonic on it that would have to be scrapped.
rahkeesh2000 wrote: »
Wait a second.
Didn't Hesse tweet out that very image in response to the first trailer blowback, just as his own interpretation of "realistic" Sonic?
And then they basically just used that as the basis for the redesign?
Its almost like he auditioned for the role on fucking twitter.
Hexmage-PA wrote: »
Honestly I just watched the old and new trailers back to back and still don't think the old design was that bad outside of the garage scene.