Sonic to Star in New Animated TV Series Sonic Boom

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Sonic Boom | Character Shadows

The Sonic franchise isn’t unfamiliar with expanding into other media outlets. When it comes to animated shows and movies, Sonic the Hedgehog has starred in many since his debut on the Sega Genesis in 1991. Now, it looks like SEGA wants to take another crack at it, as Sonic will be receiving a new animated series called Sonic Boom in 2014. The series is a collaboration between SEGA of America and French animation company Genao Productions.

Under the eyes of Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sonic Team at SEGA, Sonic Boom is sure to stay true to the source material. The new animated series will feature Sonic and Tails in star roles as they continue their long battle with Dr. Eggman and his mechanized army. Other fan favorites, like Knuckles and Amy Rose, are confirmed to be in the show, as well.

Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA’s Chief Content Officer for Sonic, had this to say about the series:

By teaming up with world-class partners in television animation like Cartoon Network, Genao Productions and GULLI, we’re ensuring that the Sonic legacy will be introduced to a new generation of children across the globe.

Sonic Boom will be targeted at children from the ages of 6–11. It will premiere on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France.

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About Samuel North

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  • Ben Colburn

    Goodness, Knuckles is HUGE in this show.

    • Randomperson

      Seems like he’s been Lifting

  • Richard Shaffer

    i just hope that 4kids does not dub this….

    • Skie Dragoon

      Isnt 4kids defunct now o.O??

    • Tara

      Yes. They have been dissolved.

    • Johnson Cameron

      Yes. That is the greatest news to hear.

    • Tara

      Well, apparently I’m also somewhat incorrect. Doing a little further investigation, although they did in fact go bankrupt, and were basically non-operational for a while, it looks like they’ve come back from it. However, they only do licensing now, and are called “4Licensing Corporation”.

      That said, whether or not they will still handle any anime seems ambiguous at best… but they seem to have a lot of subsidiaries with a “4” in the name. So if this is being dubbed by a company with a name like “4sight”… just forget it. It’s gonna be bad.

      And I have to also say this: Yes, 4Kids did some real shitty things, but without them, I don’t think we’d have gotten the Pokemon anime, which could have prevented Pokemon from being as big as it’s been. (Love or hate the anime, it’s what a lot of people get into first.)

    • Johnson Cameron

      Yeah true, that is a good point to make, i never thought of it that way before.

    • John Ellis

      Studiopolis Are now responsible for the English dub.

  • Tara

    If you’re strong, you can fly, you can reach the other side of the RAINBOOOOOW. It’s alright, take a chance, ’cause there is no circumstance, that you can’t handle~! SONIC BOOM, SONIC BOOM, SONIC BOOM~

    • Terry Torres

      If that’s not the theme song, I’m through.

    • Tara

      LOL. Yeah. But there was already an anime based on Sonic CD, I think. So probably not gonna happen. 🙁

  • Johnson Cameron

    I like the direction the Sonic series is going lately especially with their video games and now the new TV based on the series. I just hope the TV series has a few nods back to SATAM, which was extremely popular back in the day.

  • Thanatos2k

    Sonic was so much better before the Sonic Adventure characters appeared. Can we go back to that?

  • sonic

    i hope silver is there and what happen to knux

  • KBT-Destoryer

    I pray metal sonic shows his face in this