An illness among the team behind the long-running Christmas with Sonic video series, paired with overwhelming community support, has resulted in its last edition, A Very Merry Christmas with Sonic, being pushed to this coming Holiday season.
Riana Dorsey and Steven Page of Balena Productions originally intended for the short to release during this month, outside of the traditional Christmas window. Both fell ill while traveling to visit family, and put the delay to a community vote. More than 1400 people put their two cents in, the results of which were released last week:
Well it looks like an overwhelming majority want it delayed. We appreciate your concern for us over the video. We are doing a very small thank you storyboard that should be out soon. Thank you guys so much! pic.twitter.com/jPqYybqrkM
— Balena Productions (@BalenaTweet) January 7, 2020
Today, the duo has a small featurette planned for release in response.
A little thank you called 'Sickmas with Sonic' will be up at 5:30 PST. Gonna catch you all right before the Smash direct 👌
— Balena Productions (@BalenaTweet) January 16, 2020
You can watch our interview with Dorsey and Page in anticipation of the short’s original release window, and get a taste of what to expect, here.