the director of Tico and Teco: Defenders of the Law, Akiva Schaffer, commented on the participation of “Ugly Sonic” in the film. The hybrid between live-action and animation premiered yesterday (20), on Disney+, and drew attention with a specific scene. The film stars John Mulaney and Andy Samberg as the voices of the titular duo, and is an adaptation of the classic ’80s animated series that revolves around two squirrels who open a detective agency.
Now, the new feature brings back a meme from a few years ago and is generating repercussions with it. In 2019, when the first images of Sonic: The Moviefrom Paramount Pictures, appeared online, the character’s design was so criticized that it had to be redone for the production’s release, causing it to be delayed.
Audiences were quite vocal with their displeasure over the details of the supersonic hedgehog, commenting on its hairy, ungloved hands, its small, beady eyes, its chunky, triangular blocks of fur on its head, and its tiny, oddly detailed human teeth.
The design, which became iconic because of the internet, gained a scene in Chip ‘n Dale while its sequel is in theaters. Schaffer explained to polygonin an interview, that Ugly Sonic’s presence was a highlight of the movie for him, but that he can’t discuss what happened to license the character.
“It’s one of mine [participações] favorites“, he said. “That’s what I can say. It’s one of my favorite things about the movie. And I’m really excited for people to see it. I don’t know what I owe, what can I say [sobre isso]. I don’t really think I’ll reveal anything”.
However, he spoke about bringing animated characters from other media to the project.
“It was very important for me to have a lot of third-party drawings“, he told. “Because if this is going to be some kind of celebration of animation, it can’t just be a celebration of Disney animation. You [personagens] that you see in the movie, some of them, we had to try two or three others before we found the one that could be licensed”.
Tico and Teco: Defenders of the Law is now available on Disney+.