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Sonic movie delayed

Many fans were wondering just how the Sonic the Hedgehog movie team was going to drastically redesign the blue blur and still get the movie done in time for the planned November 2019 release. It probably would have involved an absolute ton of crunch for the entire animation department.

Thankfully, the release date of the film has been pushed back.

Director Jeff Fowler made the announcement earlier today via Twitter. He notes that the new release date is slated for none other than Valentine's Day in 2020. That would be February 14, 2020 for those who don't know when Valentine's Day is. That will give the studio a good three extra months to get the work done that needs to get done.

Fowler even used the hashtag #novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie in what looks to be a nod to calm the fears that the animation and visual effects teams won't have to endure crunch.

It's actually rather refreshing in a weird sort of way. It really seems as though Jeff Fowler and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie team are taking care to listen to fans when it comes to this film. It's not going to make everyone happy, but it's honestly amazing that they're willing to take these kinds of steps both for fans and for their own crew. In case you missed it, the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film went up just last month.