Sonic the Hedgehog was originally scheduled to hit theaters in November, but after reactions to the teeth-filled redesign in the first trailer for the film, Paramount shifted the date to February 2020. The critique prompted director Jeff Fowler to go back to the drawing board, resulting in a finished design that aligns more with the character’s look from the original 1991 game.
So what has everyone been talking about? Baby Sonic. The young hedgehog arrived on the scene yesterday, December 26, when a teaser for the film was released on Sega’s Japanese official Twitter account. When Baby Yoda arrived into the world it seemed as though he couldn’t be topped, especially so soon after his introduction, but that didn’t stop Baby Sonic from trying – and in some people’s opinions, he succeeded in winning over fans.
Baby Sonic is a whole other level of mind-melting CG wonder. Look at this kid. Look at those eyes. And he runs! Baby Yoda was high in the running for the cutest thing to come out of 2019, but Baby Sonic has made a surprise, last-minute appearance and a lot of fans think he’s stolen Baby Yoda’s crown. Admittedly, Sonic appeared to be a bit older than a baby in the teaser – he’s perhaps more toddler age – but he’s still young enough to be adorable.
According to the Japanese trailer, there will be Baby Sonic keychains. Your move, slow trickle of Baby Yoda merch.
Sonic the Hedgehog runs into theaters on Feb. 14, 2020.