‘Chip and Chop’ Director Explains How Sonic’s First Design Cameo Was Included

'Chip and Chop' Director Explains How Sonic's First Design Cameo Was Included

This article contains spoilers about the movie Chip and Chop: The Rescue Guardians, available since yesterday on Disney +.

As we told you just a few days ago, the first Sonic that Paramount Pictures designed for its adaptation to the big screen of Sega’s blue hedgehog adventures has an appearance in Chip and Chop: The Rescue Guardians, a film that mix animation, CGI and live action that they premiere yesterday on Disney + and that, like other films such as ready player one either Who framed Roger Rabbit?count with one endless cameos of characters belonging to the world of the seventh art. In an exclusive interview for Polygon (via VGC), the director of the feature film, Akiva Schaffer, has revealed how he managed to include this Sonic design that horrified fans.

“It’s one of my favorite cameos. I can talk about that. 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 should, what I’m allowed to say about it. I think I’ll actually take the fifth amendment,” he commented, adamantly refusing to share details on how the inclusion of this cameo came to be. In addition to Sonic, the film includes a multitude of cameos from characters completely unrelated to the world of Sonic the Hedgehog. Disney and Pixar; in the interview, Schaffer was pressed about what the process of including them was like, something to which he replied that he wanted to “thank the lawyers”They did an essential job.

The lawyers were indispensable to get the non-Disney cameos

“It was very important to me to get a lot of third-party cartoons, Because if this is going to be some kind of celebration of animation, it can’t just be a celebration of Disney animation.. It was a process. (…) You don’t usually walk out of a movie and want to thank the lawyers, but we really do owe the Disney lawyers for being team players. They were super optimistic about it.and they really saw the value in third-party stuff, and they had to work really hard. It’s easy for me to say, ‘Oh, it would be great if My Little Pony was in the movie,’ and they’re like, running in the halls,” he explained about the process of including cameos.


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