Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
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Overview

Probably the darkest of all Sonic cartoons, it takes place in the 33rd century of Planet Mobius, and the world is populated with anthropomorphic animals. Dr. Robotnik, the main villain, has invaded the city of Mobotropolis with his nephew Snively and his army of SWATbots. It's up to the Freedom Fighters, consisting of 16-year-old Sonic the Hedgehog, Princess Sally Acorn, Bunnie Rabbot, Antoine D'Coolette, Rotor Walrus, and Sonic's little 10-year-old friend, Tails.

Cast

Character's name Voice actor MLP counterpart
Sonic
  • Jaleel White (English)
  • Son Jung Ah (Korean)
Pinkie Pie
Tails
  • Bradley Pierce (English)
  • Han Soo Kyung (Korean)
Spike
Sally Acorn
  • Kath Soucie (English)
  • Kim Soo Kyung (Korean)
Rainbow Dash
Bunnie Rabbot Christine Cavanaugh Applejack
Antoine D'Coolette Rob Paulsen Rarity
Rotor the Walrus
  • Mark Ballou (Season 1)
  • Cam Brainard (Season 2)
Big McIntosh
Dulcy the Dragon Cree Summer Fluttershy
Uncle Chuck William Windom
Dr. Robotnik Jim Cummings
Snively Charles Adler Trixie
King Acorn Tim Curry Princess Celestia
SWATbots Maurice LaMarche
Young Sonic Tahj Mowry Pinkie Pie (filly)
Young Sally Dana Hill Rainbow Dash (filly)

Episodes

Title Synopsis
101 (1) Sonic Boom Sonic and The Freedom Fighters journey to Robotnik's underground air base in a mission to reprogram the launch data on Robotnik's fleet of Stealth-Bot aircraft.
102 (2) Sonic and Sally During a mission to one of Robotnik's factories, Sally is taken prisoner by Robotnik and Snively, who construct a roboti-sized "Sally" clone, complete with Sally's personality, and mannerisms.
103 (3) Ultra Sonic Sonic and the Freedom Fighters journey to Robotnik's lab in hopes of deciphering his roboti-sizer system.
104 (4) Sonic and the Secret Scrolls Sally, Rotor, Bunnie and Antoine take off in a homemade airplane, bound for an ancient city hidden deep in the Great Mountains, while Sonic follows via his favorite transportation -- his sneakers.
105 (5) Super Sonic While on a mission to the big city to replace Nicole's malfunctioning microchip, Sonic and Sally encounter the Guardian, a mysterious cloaked figure who guards a dormant wizard named Lazar and his computer of evil spells.
106 (6) Sonic Racer Sonic is hired into an obvious trap when a frustrated Robotnik decides to appeal to the Hedgehog's ego and announces a "race to determine the fastest on Mobius".
107 (7) Hooked on Sonic Sonic conquers Robotnik's latest evil -- a vehicle designated to locate and destroy living tissue matter -- during a solo mission to the Badlands.
108 (8) Harmonic Sonic When Robotnik launches a spy-orb that will uncover the Freedom Fighter's Knothole location, Sonic and Robot launch themselves up to the orbiting spy-sphere aboard a home-made rocket powered by Robotnik's discarded booster engine that fell in the Great Forest.
109 (9) Sonic's Nightmare When Sally uncovers Robotnik's plan to seed the cloud with toxic rain, they attempt a daring mission to sabotage the dirigible-like craft being transported by land vehicles.
110 (10) Warp Sonic When Sonic and The Freedom Fighters take out Robotnik's main computer, they're trapped by Swat-Bots in an underground tunnel, only to be rescued by a handsome teenager named Griff.
111 (11) Sub-Sonic Robotnik severely upsets the ecosystem above and below the surface, when he sends explosive, Robotnik snake probes drilling deep under ground in search of oil lakes.
112 (12) Sonic Past Cool Tails brings a new friend home to Knothole -- a baby Terra-Pod who has strayed from the herd that is currently migrating.
113 (13) Heads or Tails Sonic reluctantly takes Tails with him to the Big City to find some cotter pins for the Freedom Fighters catapults.
201 (14) Sonic Conversion The Freedom Fighters, with new addition, Dulcy, develop a De-Roboti-sizer and try it out on Bunnie.
202 (15) Game Guy The Freedom Fighters run into a Swashbuckler, named Ari, battling Swat-Bots.
203 (16) No Brainer Sonic attempts a solo rescue to prevent prisoners from being roboti-sized and is hit by a Memory Scrambler that erases short-term memory.
204 (17) Blast to the Past (part 1) After a disastrous failed mission, Sonic laments that they can't go back and prevent Robotnik's take-over.
205 (18) Blast to the Past (part 2) In Part II, Sonic and Sally steal the Roboti-sizer plans, stop the Destroyer from polluting the Great Forest and save Little Sonic, Little Sally and Dulcy's mother, Sabina.
206 (19) Fed up with Antoine/Ghost Busted Antoine decides to study martial arts but after he wrecks most of Knothole Sonic sends him off to practice in the woods, where he runs into a scurvy band of Road Warrior-types, called the Nasty Hyenas.
207 (20) Dulcy After Dulcy exhibits strange behavior, Sally discovers she's going through a "rites of passage" stage of her adolescence.
208 (21) The Void After Sonic is almost sucked inside the Void, he finds a huge Ring which Sally believes is an ancient relic but it turns out to be trick of the Sorcerer, Nagus.
209 (22) The Odd Couple/Ro-Becca When a blizzard hits Knothole causing Dulcy to demolish a few huts during a landing, Sonic is forced to bunk with Antoine.
210 (23) Cry of the Wolf On a mission to contact the first Freedom Fighters on the King's List, Sonic and the others are forced to travel through a tunnel which carries a "curse" against all intruders.
211 (24) Drood Henge When Uncle Chuck's "bug" reveals Robotnik's search for the legendary Deep Power Stones, he informs Sally, who tries to retrieve data regarding the Royal Family Secret.
212 (25) Spyhog After Antoine saves Sally's life during a raid, Sonic can't stand his bragging and zips in to see Uncle Chuck, who finds out his "bug" in Robotnik's HQ is malfunctioning.
213 (26) The Doomsday Project When a Pod lands in Knothole, Sonic and Sally realize the Doomsday Machine is already in operation. The Freedom Fighter groups break into the Doomsday Machine, only to find Robotnik let them in.

Broadcast history

Channel aired Broadcast run
American Broadcasting Company Logo.png September 18, 1993–June 3, 1995
Off-network syndication September 1997–August 1999 (1998 in some stations)

As of January 1, 2021, the show is currently available on CBS All Access.

Trivia

  • On ABC, the timeslot was originally 9:00 a.m. when the show premiered. When Season 2 premiered on September 10, 1994, it moved to 8:30 p.m., then to 8:00 p.m. on October 29, 1994.

Home video timeline

VHS

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (VHS)

DVD

Title Release date List price
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Series March 27, 2007
  • $29.99 (2007-2011)
  • $19.97 (2011-present)
Volume 1: The Fight for Freedom September 16, 2008
  • $6.99 (2008-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)
Volume 2: Super Sonic December 23, 2008
  • $6.99 (2008-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)
Volume 3: Sonic Goes Green March 3, 2009
  • $6.99 (2008-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)
Volume 4: Freedom Fighters Unite! May 5, 2009
  • $6.99 (2009-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)
Volume 5: Sonic Forever March 16, 2010
  • $6.99 (2010-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)
Volume 6: The Doomsday Project August 31, 2010
  • $6.99 (2010-2014)
  • $4.99 (2014-present)

The 4-disc "Complete Series" DVD box set contains bonus material such as early storyboards for the opening titles, a printable script for "Heads or Tails", featurettes like "The Fastest Thing Alive (A Conversation With Jaleel White)", "Way Past Cool!: A Conversation With Ben Hurst", and "Storyboard-to-Screen: The Doomsday Project", a background art gallery as an original concept, and some deleted and extended sequences.

Amazon Instant Video/iTunes

The complete series was released on iTunes in 2014. Each episode is worth $1.99, while the entire seasons are worth $14.99 each ($19.99 for Season 2 on Amazon Video). There are 13 episodes per season, and they are all presented in standard-definition video.

Notes

  • Jaleel White also voiced Sonic from the first cartoon, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Sally Acorn, believe it or not, was Sonic's love interest during this series. Unfortunately, she never appeared even ONCE as a playable video game character. In fact, she was no longer seen by many Sonic fans outside of the not-so-popular Archie comic book series due to the fact that the Saturday Morning Sonic cartoon was dropped in 1998. Since then, many Sonic fans eventually forgot about Sally as Sonic's original love interest.

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