Also wanted to try a different background this time
I likened Sonic more to Felix the Cat, myself.
Well, sonic WAS called NeedleMouse for a REASON......
In retrospect, Classic Sonic is basically the cool, action version of Mickey Mouse. Then wait... wouldn't that make Mario the more happy-go-lucky, everyone's friend version of Mickey Mouse too?
I know many people who see Mario as the Mickey Mouse of video games and Sonic as the Bugs Bunny
Sonic's always been a bit Mickey-esque, his head shape, for one was originally that iconic 'always the same from any angle' deals.