Sega Announces New Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series in the Works, Will Debut in Fall 2014
Sonic the Hedgehog, star of dozens of video games and animated series of his own including 1993’s The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog, 1999’s Sonic Underground, and 2003’s Sonic X, will be receiving a new animated series in the Fall of 2014. The working title of the series is currently Sonic Boom.
Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team, will be overseeing the series to ensure that it is truthful to the Sonic characters and canon. Sega provided the following description of the series’ premise on their blog:
A character-driven comedy that leaves a trail of robot wreckage in its smoldering wake. The series centers on Sonic, his best friend and sidekick, Tails, their never-ending search for adventure, and their battles with Sonic’s arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman. Rounding out the ensemble are fan favorites Knuckles and Amy Rose, plus a rogue’s gallery of enemies—some familiar to Sonic fans and some brand-new.
He will always be Dr. Robotnik to me, and Knuckles looks like a neanderthal – pictured above and on the Sega Blog in the sole promotional image for the series.
The series will air its initial 52 episodes on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France, “with a global rollout to follow,” Sega added. The series has been produced by Sega America and Genao Productions.