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Why didn't they use a man in a hedgehog suit?


It would have been more realistic, and removed the uncanny valley effect.

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because it's not a human and he doesn't move like a human.

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It worked for "Howard the Duck" and "The Cat in the Hat".

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I doubt that would work. Unless it was a clever mix of CGI and practical, then simply having a dude in a suit wouldn’t be convincing for this character.

Reportedly they’re now going to be changing the character’s design for the movie, so we’ll see how it turns out.

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If that's true it means that audiences must have hated it at screenings. The comments section on youtube is so hateful. I've never seen such hate. What they're doing to Pikachu to me seems much more blasphemous.

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Believe me, they tried. But no man in a suit can go fast enough.

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Because Jaleel White didn't want to do the movie and run that fast

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