Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
Studio: DiC Entertainment
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 26
Original airdate: 1993-09-18 — 1994-12-03

Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created and produced by DiC Entertainment, in association with Sega of America. Based on the video game franchise of the same name, the show follows the exploits of a band of Freedom Fighters who work together to overthrow the tyranny of the evil Dr. Robotnik. Airing on the ABC Saturday morning programming block, it premiered concurrently with the syndicated Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, also produced by DIC. The production was also co-produced by Italian studio Reteitalia S.p.A. in association with Telecinco. The animation work was outsourced to foreign studios throughout its entire run, such as Saerom Animation in Korea.

To help differentiate it from other media also called Sonic the Hedgehog, fans of the series began referring to it as "SatAM," due to the time slot in which it premiered. Unlike the weekday Adventures of series, the weekend program strived to tell more serious stories,[1] featuring a unique cast of characters who fought alongside Sonic. Though these characters were never part of the mainline video game universe, they were extensively used in various western media in the 90's, appearing monthly in the pages of Sonic the Hedgehog published by Archie Comics and cameoing in the Mega Drive game Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball. A member of this group, Princess Sally Acorn, was also prominently featured at Sega World Sydney.