Amid all the Sonic the Hedgehog movie leaks, there were two features of Sonic that weren’t shown off as prominently as others: His eyes and his teeth. It became clear from the profiles of the character that the eyes wouldn’t be nearly as large as the ones the character usually has, but it was mostly impossible to tell what his teeth would look like. We now know, and the reveal is creeping people out.
The reveal of Sonic’s teeth came from the trailer above that showed live-action and CGI versions of Sonic and his adversary, Dr. Robotnik, who’s played by Jim Carrey. You can see Sonic’s questionable teeth there as well as some commentary on them below.
The Inevitable Responses
Good morning to absolutely everyone and everything other than live action Sonic the Hedgehog’s creepy human teeth xx pic.twitter.com/yJX6WPW7Li— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) April 30, 2019
It seemed like an inevitable outcome, but Sonic the Hedgehog will indeed have teeth in his movie that blends live-action scenes with CGI. The result has been an off-putting one, to say the least, and people are reacting accordingly.prevnext
How it (Might've) Gone Down
[Sonic the Hedgehog movie pitch meeting]
Jim Carrey: [chanting] teeth, teeth -— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) April 30, 2019
Director: teeth, TEETH
Paramount execs [pounding the table]: TEETH, TEETH, TEETH! https://t.co/eDzzAmSjDC
There had to have been plenty of discussion internally about what Sonic would look like with much of that likely devoted to his teeth, so here’s one possible explanation of how the meeting about Sonic’s teeth possibly went down.prevnext
Teeth on Teeth on Teeth
Sonic from the #Sonic movie except I've replaced his eyes and nose with his mouth. Which I replaced each tooth with another mouth showing more teeth.
I think it's an improvement pic.twitter.com/6ZqfvwIWgV— Jeremy Beare (@Grandpa_Pixel) April 30, 2019
If we’re already going to creep people out with Sonic’s human teeth, why not just go ahead and give him even more teeth instead? One person created the haunting image of every one of Sonic’s facial features replaced by teeth that also have their own teeth. Teeth all the way down.prevnext
i think— hokage darkwing (@deedubbayuh) April 30, 2019
this is just me but i think. that sonic would have looked LESS scary with improbably angry real hedgehog teeth pic.twitter.com/KhnqtGFjjm
For those who don’t know what actual hedgehogs’ teeth look like, here’s an alternative look at what Sonic’s teeth could’ve looked like. They’ve both got their ups and downs, but it’s a tossup between which one is creepier.prevnext
On Second Thought...
Presenting Sonic, but if he had teeth like a real hedgehog pic.twitter.com/eyOQZNvF2T— James Bartholomeou (@iyagovos) April 30, 2019
After seeing what Sonic looks like with more biologically accurate hedgehog teeth, it looks like the human version is perhaps the safer option Paramount could’ve gone with, especially if the movie’s supposed to appeal to younger audiences along with longtime Sonic fans.prevnext
Always Had Unique Teeth
Sonic 👏 always 👏 had 👏 human 👏 teeth 👏 pic.twitter.com/ljk5eS0VMZ— Gabe Carey (@thegabecarey) April 30, 2019
Throughout all his depictions, Sonic’s teeth have always been a bit unique. They weren’t exactly human teeth and definitely weren’t those of an actual hedgehog, though they were pretty much always shown two straight, solid lines of teeth.prevnext
The thing bothering me most about Sonic isn't the separate eyeballs or the white chest or the weird legs... it's that he has individual teeth. pic.twitter.com/zPrDhOvL96— Mike Jeavons (@TheOnlyMikeJ) April 30, 2019
Sonic’s teeth have been shown in different mediums before, but not with the character having individual, human teeth. Would showing them all in a straight line have been a better option?prevnext
The Creepiest Feature?
People tend to point to his weird long body or his muscular legs, but Sonic’s teeth are easily the most unsettling part of his design as far as I’m concerned. pic.twitter.com/rqmLl7XPuy— chad (@Chadaoliver) April 30, 2019
You could pick out a few things about Sonic that you don’t like ranging from his more realistic hair to his small eyes and long legs, but are the teeth the creepiest part? Some people think so.
We’ll see if people come around to Sonic’s new look as we get more trailers and previews ahead of the film’s November 8th.
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