Sonic the Hedgehog

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Sonic the Hedgehog
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"Sonic the Hedgehog," also known as the SatAM (Saturday morning) series, was the second television program to star the famous video game icon. It followed the slapstick "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog," which was known mostly for its lighthearted approach. The SatAM, however, took on a much darker tone, telling the story of Sonic and his brave band of Freedom Fighters as they struggled to free their home world, the distant planet of Mobius from the clutches of the evil Dr. Robotnik. The first season was an unconventional mix of cartoon characters and a grim setting. Characters were developed and mature themes were explored. The second season, on the other hand, lightened the tone considerably, emphasizing the more comedic aspects of the show and toning down the series' darkness considerably. The show ultimately ended on a cliffhanger after only two seasons due to underachieving ratings. However, this was not the end of the SatAM. The series developed a cult following over the years resulting in countless fan fiction stories and discussion that kept show alive several years after it had been cancelled. Additionally, the Archie comic book adaptation of the "Sonic" character began to modify itself to more closely resemble the SatAM series and remained in publishing ten years after the show had been cancelled. Furthermore, the SatAM's influence was felt in additional Sonic adventures with various elements of the series being included in the "Sonic Christmas Blast!" special and the "Sonic Underground" series. The SatAM is generally agreed to be the most popular of the American-made "Sonic" cartoons. Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - An egotistic blue blur of the title with an unsatiable appetite for adventure and chili dogs. Princess Sally Acorn - Daughter of King Acorn, rightful ruler of Mobius; leader of the Knothole Freedom Fighters and Sonic's best friend. Bunnie Rabbot - Cyborg rabbit who was in the process of being roboticized before being rescued by the Freedom Fighters. Antoine D'Coolette - Cowardly royal guard who desperately seeks the affections of Princess Sally. Rotor - The Freedom Fighters' mechanic. Miles "Tails" Prower - Sonic's other best friend...like a little brother; he looks up to Sonic and hopes to make his own contribution to the Freedom Fighters. Dulcy - Powerful but clumsy dragon; joined the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Chuck - Sonic's roboticized Uncle. Dr. Robotnik - Ruler of Mobius; achieved this by overthrowing King Acorn; cyborg villain. Snivley- Robotnik's nephew and lackey. Basic Terms: Great Forest - Vast forest where the Freedom Fighters hide; on the outskirts of Robotropolis. Freedom Fighter - A rebel against Robotnik's rule and not just any rebel, a soldier of the rightful King; different cells are activated when the Acorn King is in dire need; King Acorn kept a list of every Freedom Fighter group. Knothole Village - The village hidden deep within the Great Forest where the Freedom Fighters operate. Mobius - Faraway planet that Sonic and the other animals are from. Mobotropolis - Former capital of the Acorn Kingdom before being taken over by Robotnik and renamed Robotropolis. Power Rings - Rings that Sonic uses to give him some extra "juice" (speed) They are produced by a power stone every twelve hours. Power Stone - Stone that produces power rings. Roboticazion - Act of turning flesh into metal; robs individual of free will. Robotropolis - Formerly Mobotropolis, the city that Robotnik rules with an iron fist. SWATbot - Humanoid robotic soldiers under Robotnik's command.moreless
Hal Rayle

Hal Rayle

Additional Voices

Phil Hayes

Phil Hayes

Additional Voices

Alaina Reed Hall

Alaina Reed Hall

Additional Voices

Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

Additional Voices

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

voice of Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Swat Bots, Additional Voices

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

voice of Swat Bots, Additional Voices

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This show gears more toward 10 year olds.

    9.0
    My inside was only a baby at 6 years old (my body was actually 12) when this show first came on. During that time, it had too much action and it was a little too dark for me. Also during that time, I wanted to watch "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog", but "NO!", it aired during the stupid school hours. I was so totally peeved every time I miss it (TAOSTH was geared more towards 7 year olds because it had very little action and no darkness). Now since I'm older (referring to the 2000s), I can handle the action and darkness. At lease this is better than "Super Mario World", which ticked me off as a child. But I will have to admit. I love the relationship between Sonic and Sally, which is my favorite part of this series, I don't care how ticked of Sega was.moreless
  • May get into again

    9.0
    Few ep (96)
  • Bad example for expert writers

    1.0
    When I look at it, the plots and charatcers are total cliches. I dont even get why the group would just find a way to finish off the One dimensional- super villian when they had the chance. They keep making idiotic flaws in military terms which by my count would have been killed off by now. Bad example for expert development.
  • It's always sad to see shows end in a cliffhanger

    9.0
    This was a very awesome show in the 90s, same with Swat Kats. The characters were well-developed, the story was dark, but was still able to add humor to it. And it had an environmental message that wasn't shoved in your face. The only downside tothis awesome show was that it had to end on a cliffhanger. I hate it when shows end like that. I was hoping to see more episodes and see how Ixis Nagus was able to escape the void, but NOOOOOOOOOO, they had to end it then and there. But overall, this show was awesome.moreless
  • Best sonic the hedgehog show.

    10
    Compared to the other sonic shows,This show had a better story,new characters and

    the theme song was catchy.Great show for every one.
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    March 27, 2007 DVD Releases

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