Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment and Bohbot Communications based on the Sega video game franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first broadcast in September 1993 and ran for 65 episodes, with a christmas special airing in 1996. It follows the adventures of the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his sidekick Tails, as they attempt to stop Dr. Robotnik and his array of robots from taking over the planet Mobius. Another series featuring Sonic, simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog, was aired concurrently. Unlike the other series, Adventures had a light-hearted tone and quirky storylines that portrayed Sonic as being skilled and clever, whereas Robotnik and his robot allies Scratch and Grounder were clumsy. Contents
1 Series overview
2 Voice Cast
4 Broadcast and distribution
4.1 First-run broadcast
4.3 UK VHS releases
4.4 DVD releases
6 See also
8 External links
Dr. Robotnik as he appears in the very first episode, 'Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad'. Animator Pierre De Celles described the show as "fun and humorous". Episodes of the show normally revolved around Sonic and Tails foiling Robotnik's latest villainous scheme to dominate the zany, colorful world of Planet Mobius. At the end of each episode, Dr. Robotnik's plan would ultimately fail due to Sonic's efforts and his own incompetence. The plots often used elements loosely borrowed from the storyline of the Sonic video games series. Three of Robotnik's henchbots, Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts, are directly based on badniks that appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The series also incorporated several recurring original characters not seen in the games, such as Robotnik's mother and Wes Weasley, a salesman and con-man, not dissimilar to Phil Silvers. The show's other characters largely consist of non-human creatures, such as anthropomorphic animals and robots. The end of the show is bookended by an additional segment called "Sonic Says" (or "Sonic Sez", as Tails misspelled it on screen). This segment teaches viewers life lessons about subjects such as alcohol abuse and general safety. The segment was edited out during the original UK broadcasts. Voice Cast
Jaleel White as Sonic the Hedgehog, the eponymous character and the protagonist of the show. He is speedy, quick thinking, cheeky, sly, carefree, but overall he is friendly deep down inside. As in the games, he runs faster than the speed of sound. A catchphrase often said by Sonic was "I'm waitiiiiing!" when annoyed, getting impatient or when something is not happening when it should. Sonic's also somewhat of a ladies' man, flirting with females including Breezie, Merna, Ms Possum and others. Unlike most other Sonic continuities, Sonic does not fear water and can swim quite well. Christopher Stephen Welch as Miles "Tails" Prower, Sonic's best friend and sidekick. He is a little fox who was born with two tails, which enable him to fly, thus giving him his nickname "Tails". To Sonic, Tails is like a little brother to him - sometimes he's a little too overprotected. Tails loves chili dogs as much as Sonic does: Tails' appetite is even bigger. According to one episode, Tails is 4-and-a-half years old, whereas he is eight years old in most other Sonic continuities. Also, Tails' fur is colored brown, whereas in most of the games his fur is yellow. Tails is just a child, but loves his adventures with Sonic. He is kidnapped by Robotnik to provoke Sonic on a regular basis. He is voiced by Chris Turner in the Sonic Christmas Blast special. Long John Baldry as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the main antagonist of the series (portrayed by Jim Cummings in the unaired pilot). He is a bumbling despot who seeks to rule Mobius and control the world, but his plans are always foiled by Sonic, in no small part due to Scratch and Grounder's stupidity. His catchphrase, which is...
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