We got a glimpse of the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie last December and some new designs have appeared online to give us a first possible look at Sonic in his entirety. [Thanks, Resetera.]
The images are said to be from a style guide from Hamagami Caroll Associates’ official website which has since then been removed. It gives us a look at Sonic in CG with some bits of information:
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world who isn’t familiar with SEGA’s beloved IP, Sonic the Hedgehog. But global reverence does come with a unique price.In creating a licensing and packaging program to be used worldwide and to be applied against targeting multiple audience demographics, it was necessary to strike a balance between staying true to the Sonic brand, while appealing to a global audience, and differentiating from previous Sonic merchandise packaging.
The challenge of creating a global licensing and packaging program targeted to multiple demographics came with several strategic requirements: 1) signal a new modern take on the brand without abandoning its core essence, 2) appeal to a worldwide audience and 3) clearly differentiate from previous merchandising efforts.
Our approach was to create a system that was versatile and modular, so that various Sonic IPs including Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic, Film Sonic, Animation Sonic, and other events couldbe integratingintegrate seamlessly within the baseline packaging look.
Scroll down to see the final established packaging look HCI created for all of the licensed retail products within the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise!
Below is a look at the movie version Sonic:
The Sonic The Hedgehog movie arrives in theaters on November 8, 2019.