The internet is still reeling from the reveal of the Sonic the Hedgehog animated poster/teaser yesterday. Many were very unhappy with the design's direction, and the negative sentiment keeps growing. Wonder what some of Sonic's developers have to say? While you're not going to hear anything from current SEGA devs or Sonic Team members, there are some former Sonic Team members who were more than willing to speak up.
"Sonic is a fairy of hedgehog, so he doesn't need to be designed closer to a real hedgehog even in a live action.
Mickey doesn't become a mouse in live action, does he? Because they are fairies who can live on when people believe in them."
"I've heard that Sonic movie was going to be a mixture of live action and animation, but I haven't expected this..."
"Wooow, they made a totally unexpected arrangement there *rofl* "
"From the comments here, it looks like it's very badly received. I wonder if the movie is actually good when you watch it. I see many movies based on Anime or games are unpopular. I wonder why that happens..."
As you can see, it's safe to say that former Sonic Team members are feeling much like fans are right now!