Fans Shocked As 'Ugly Sonic' With Dad Bod Appears In New Movie
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Remember the original design for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog? You know the one - the pure nightmare fuel resembling some sort of creepy blue critter with human teeth.
Well, you’ll be horrified to know that he’s back and this time he’s got a dad bod. Check it out:
The so-called ‘Ugly Sonic’ appears in the new Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, which dropped on Disney+ today, 20 May.
Featuring the iconic chipmunk brothers in their own style of live-action animation, viewers couldn’t help but notice the reference to the Sonic snafu from a couple of years back.
To refresh your memory, back in 2019 SEGA and Paramount Pictures revealed the first trailer for the live-action Sonic flick, and fans were horrified by the design of the titular hedgehog.
Social media was soon filled up with memes about the computer game character’s bizarre body and disturbingly human-like gnashers.
The backlash was so strong that producers gave the whole thing a redesign, even pushing the movie’s release date forward in order to perfect the Blue Blur’s look.
But it seems Disney doesn’t want people to forget about the blunder, as Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers features a scene in which Dale interacts with a character known as ‘Ugly Sonic’.
He’s got all the hallmarks of the horrifying original design, including those teeth - and they’ve given him a dad bod to boot.
Sharing a clip of the moment on Twitter, one viewer wrote: “I swear this movie made ugly sonic look worse, his nose should not be that big. Why is he fat?”
“We don't talk about that abomination,” commented another, while a third said, “My eyes… just when I thought I would never have to see that thing again.”
Others, however, appreciated the cheeky dig, including this person who said: “Honestly one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
“I just finished watching it and I'm glad I saw it before I came to Facebook or Twitter. I had no spoilers and had no idea what to really expect.
“The Ugly Sonic appearance was awesome. That alone made this movie worth it.”
Just in case you weren’t disturbed enough, the new Chip 'n Dale outing also features a grown up Peter Pan.
Here's a hint: he's not the free-spirited wild child that we remember.
Instead, Pan is a jaded, surly middle aged man with tufts of chest hair and the five o'clock shadow to prove it.
If you don’t mind seeing some of your favourite childhood characters in their most horrifying forms, check out Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers on Disney’s streaming service - but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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