Over 5 years ago, Rich Kuta began development for a full length animated film centered on the popular video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. It captured the interest of Sega of America and attracted the immediate attention from Universal Pictures, but was unfortunately passed by Sega’s Japanese division in Fall 2007. From that point on, the project was converted to a Fan Film and has never lost momentum.
Richard tells the Follies he’s has been shooting for is 2D hand drawn mixed with CGI FX, a homage to the classic Disney, Don Bluth, and Warner Brothers animated films of the 90s. The project has been chugging along throughout its pre-development stage as it incorporates elements from the entire franchise. Comic Books, Cartoons, and the Video Games. “Coincidentally, Eddie Lebron and I have been in close conversations about the project and he’s been very supportive in helping me make it come to life. While he’s been enamored with Mega Man and his upcoming Sonic short, rest assure that there is no competition between us since each of our films will deliver something fresh and original.”
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