New images have been circulating around social media about the final design for Sonic in the upcoming ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie. HAMAGAMI/CARROLL INC., a Los Angeles based marketing firm, uploaded a film guide as to how Sonic’s design was worked on and incorporated into other marketing tools. Going to the website itself will leave you with a blank page.
A user from Resetera was able to extract the description and photos provided:
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world who isn’t familiar with SEGA’s beloved IP, Sonic the Hedgehog. But global reverence does come with a unique price.In creating a licensing and packaging program to be used worldwide and to be applied against targeting multiple audience demographics, it was necessary to strike a balance between staying true to the Sonic brand, while appealing to a global audience, and differentiating from previous Sonic merchandise packaging.
The challenge of creating a global licensing and packaging program targeted to multiple demographics came with several strategic requirements: 1) signal a new modern take on the brand without abandoning its core essence, 2) appeal to a worldwide audience and 3) clearly differentiate from previous merchandising efforts.
Our approach was to create a system that was versatile and modular, so that various Sonic IPs including Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic, Film Sonic, Animation Sonic, and other events couldbe integratingintegrate seamlessly within the baseline packaging look.
Scroll down to see the final established packaging look HCI created for all of the licensed retail products within the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise!
This is not at all confirmed by either SEGA or Paramount Pictures, but given how similar the design is to the teaser poster, it might as well be the final design for Sonic.
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ will open in theaters on November 8th, 2019.