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GoAnimate Complaints Dept. Basic - Sonic Edition

Ever since Chaostoon released his Sonic the Hedgehog character into the community on GoAnimate you've all thought it but it took the More Actions Protest Group and a plucky little chick to take the complaint to the top... well Happy Bunny at the GoAnimate Complaints Desk at least.

GoAnimate Complaints Basic by etourist basic

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Apologies to Chaostoon but you did commit the sin of promising so much (making Sonic available to the community) if people supported your FaceBook quest for tickets to a festival and under delivering on people's expectations - even though they knew Sonic was done as an April Fools joke and was never intended to be a full character. Hopefully you might deliver a few more actions when the paid work dies down a little.

You'll notice that this animation also includes a Sonic the Hedgehog head prop created by me and attached to a blue Happy Bunny body. That prop was the start of my own Sonic the hedgehog that I was going to make for the community before Chaostoon announced his intention to make his public.

Noticing the success Chaostoon had with his Sonic April Fools day joke (animation embeded below) I thought I'd do my own experiment based on a comment I made on GoAnimate's forums. I don't remember the exact comment but in response to someone asking how to get a lot of views on GoAnimate I joked 'just make something with Sonic the Hedgehog in it' - after observing Chaostoon's animation get in excess of 30,000 views.

Sneak Preview of Chaostoon's Sonic the Hedgehog by Chaostoon

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Now I've made a Complaints Dept. with Chaostoon's Sonic in it... we'll see if that pulls in the views to my etourist basic GoAnimate account.

By the way...I really love Johnny Hotdog's, Knuckles character. It has a few more moves than Chaostoon's Sonic and I really like the not too polished drawing style.

Note also the little nod to the recent removal of the Street Fighter theme from GoAnimate due to the license agreement expiring. Happy Bunny sure will miss Ken in that weird kind of way you become attached to annoyances.

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