When a project is said to have gone into 'turnaround,' it what happens when a studio develops something like the Sonic The Hedgehog movie, but decides to sell the picture instead of pushing forward with production. The creative team involved remained on board though, including Marza Animation Planet, and from this point on the film studio home was a done deal.
From that point, the project would cast James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as its human leads, with Jim Carrey falling into the role of Dr. Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic himself.
It had a random Coolio needle drop, some retro '90s Jim Carrey comedy action, and the design that would trigger fans into deeming the blue speedster to be 'nightmare fuel.
' Everywhere you looked, there were hot takes (including some who liked the design, but more that offered freaked out reactions), and soon fan art even reworked the character of Sonic into a more traditional-looking form.
Initially, folks thought that big change would lead to that dangerous video game industry practice of round the clock crunch time sessions being implemented in the redesign process.
In such a short span of time Sonic The Hedgehog went from an internet curiosity to a pariah, which in turn triggered the wheels of fate to shift this production into uncharted territory. With a reaction similar to Sonic The Hedgehog unveiling --albeit with more fans this time around -- the world naturally had a field day with how this fusion of human and cat looked on the screen.
As animators work hard to create a more palatable version of Sonic for his upcoming live-action debut, the internet is still debating whether or not these felines of unusual appearance are going to help or hinder the film chances at being a box office sensation.