Sonic the Hedgehog Was Almost Sonic the Rabbit


#1

Read an excerpt from Cook & Becker’s new art book documenting the development of the iconic mascot.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/sonic-the-hedgehog-was-almost-sonic-the-rabbit

#2

Yup! That’s why Sonic briefly “accidentally” has rabbit ears in the most recent Sonic Mania trailer. It’s an explicit reference to this.


#3

I know some Sonic fans who’ll be really into a bunch of the new stuff here!

And yeah, the rabbit thing was referenced in the Sonic Mania trailer:


#4

I love that little opening. I also love that it doubles as a reference to concept art of Sonic 3. The same sketch also made it into a minigame called Sonic the Sketchog.

Didn’t get mentioned in the article, but I believe its also common knowledge that a lot of those bunny concepts ended up being worked into Ristar.