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* The games ''[[Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine]]'' and ''[[Sonic Spinball (16-bit)|Sonic Spinball]]'' are set in the same continuity of this television series as characters from the show make cameos.
 
* The games ''[[Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine]]'' and ''[[Sonic Spinball (16-bit)|Sonic Spinball]]'' are set in the same continuity of this television series as characters from the show make cameos.
  
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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog title card.

First broadcast in September 1993, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (or AoStH for short) has been "running" in cartoon syndication ever since. It's a fast-paced cartoon with a lot of slapstick humor, similar to shows such as Ren and Stimpy or Tiny Toons.

The show follows the escapades of world-known video game hero, Sonic and his best bud Miles "Tails" Prower as they stop the evil Dr. Robotnik and his array of vicious robots from taking over the planet Mobius. The plots often loosely followed the storyline of the video game, although at the time the Sonic games were still quite new, and lacking much plot or character development, which was in turn filled in by the show's writers. The show features very few characters, usually just Sonic, Tails, Robotnik and his two hench-bots Scratch and Grounder. Characters from this show made cameos in the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

Each episode featured the famous "Sonic Sez" segments where Sonic gave viewers advice on different topics, ranging from staying in school, not running away from home and not using guns to smoking, alcohol abuse and false advertising. Probably the most famous of these segments is the one featured in "Lovesick Sonic", which dealt with sexual harassment. With the advent of video sites like YouTube these segments (especially the "Lovesick Sonic" ones) have become viral hits.

The show was created by DiC Entertainment, who produced a total of 65 episodes for its first season. The first episode was "The Best Hedgehog" (shown Sept 6) and the last was "Hero of the Year" (shown Dec 3). DiC ceased production of to this comical interpretation to spend more time on its darker interpretation, dubbed just "Sonic the Hedgehog" (commonly known as SatAM), a series launched on ABC's Saturday morning line-up. This wasn't to be the end of AoStH, however, for DiC created one more episode in the winter of 1996, Sonic's Christmas Blast - which ended up being a strange mix of AoStH and SatAM.

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was orignally broadcast in syndication, meaning it was shown on any television station that wanted it. USA Network picked it up from 1995-1997 and then it later picked up by Toon Disney from 2000-2002. It was also broadcast internationally and currently is shown three times a day on POP!. AoStH villains also appeared one weekend on "Chillin' with the Villians" program hour - Robotnik was even on their commercial for it.

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Trivia

  • Tails' voice was provided by Christopher Evan Welch, who was 11 years old when the program began. When Sonic Christmas Blast was released, he was 14 years old and was replaced because his voice changed.
  • The series and the theme song regularly features the title screen theme from the first two Sonic games. This was the only show, up until Sonic X to feature music from the games.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was originally offered to ABC for Saturday morning broadcasting. But because ABC executives found the series to be lacking in plot and animation, ABC told DiC to scrap it and work on another Sonic cartoon. Its replacement was the second series, known by fans as SatAM.
  • In the episode "Untouchable Sonic", Scratch and Grounder were seen watching Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog on TV. The footage they were watching was from the original pilot episode. The pilot itself is available for viewing here.
  • In Germany this show is named "Sonic der irre Igel" (Sonic the Insane Hedgehog).
  • In the episode "Tails Prevails", there is a Star Trek reference when Tails says "I'm giving her all she's got captain." In an attempt at a stereotypical Scottish accent.
  • This show is the source for the Sonic YTMND fad.
  • The games Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Sonic Spinball are set in the same continuity of this television series as characters from the show make cameos.

Voice actors

Role Voice Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Jaleel White
Miles "Tails" Prower Christopher Evan Welch
Doctor Ivo Robotnik Long John Baldry
Grounder, Additional Voices Gary Chalk
Scratch Phil Hayes
Coconuts, Additional Voices Ian James Corlett
Narrator (pilot episode) Gary Owens
Doctor Ivo Robotnik and Scratch (pilot episode) Jim Cummings

Video Releases

DVD

  • Complete Series: Volume 1: Contains one half of the shows episodes, Milton Knight interview, How-to-draw Sonic feature.
  • Complete Series: Volume 2: Contains one half of the shows episodes, How-to-draw Dr. Robotnik feature.
  • Robotnik Family Values: Contains four episodes: Momma Robotnik's Birthday, Robotnik Jr., Sonic the Matchmaker, and Momma Robotnik Returns.
  • Robotnik Strikes Back: Contains four episodes: High Stakes Sonic, Sonic's Song, So Long Sucker, and Pseudo Sonic.
  • Robots Attack: Contains four episodes: Grounder the Genius, Sno Problem, Full Tilt Tails, and The Coachnik.
  • Sonic Christmas Blast: Contains Sonic Christmas Blast and 3 Sonic Underground episodes.
  • Sonic Search & Destroy Squad
  • Sonic the Hero: Contains four episodes: Over the Hill Hero, Mass Transit Trouble, Robolympics, and The Mobius 5000.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3/Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Box Set: Contains contents of Volume 1 of the complete series.
  • The Best of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • The Fastest Thing in Time: Contains four episodes: Blackbot the Pirate, Hedgehog of the "Hound" Table, Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme, and Prehistoric Sonic.
  • Tall Tails: Contains four episodes: Trail of the Missing Tails, Too Tall Tails, Tails' New Home, and Tails in Charge.

VHS

  • Grounder the Genius: Contains two episodes: Grounder the Genius and Blank-Headed Eagle.
  • Road Hog
  • Robotnik Express: Contains two episodes: Tails New Home and Robotnik Express.
  • Slowwww Going
  • Sonic Christmas Blast
  • Sonic's Song: Contains two episodes: Sonic's Song and The Best Hedgehog.
  • Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad: Contains two episodes: Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad and Sonic Breakout.

Box Scans

DVD

VHS

External links

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Episodes 1-22
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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (pilot) | The Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad! | Subterranean Sonic | Lovesick Sonic | Slowwww Going | High Stakes Sonic | Sonic Breakout | Trail of the Missing Tails | Close Encounter of the Sonic Kind | Momma Robotnik's Birthday | Big Daddy | Sonic's Song | Birth of a Salesman | Best Hedgehog | The Robotnik Express | Too Tall Tails | Tail's New Home | Over the Hill Hero | Blank-Headed Eagle | The Mystery of the Missing Hi-tops | So Long Sucker | Sonic Gets Thrashed | Pseudo Sonic
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Episodes 23-44
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Grounder the Genius | Tails in Charge | Sno Problem | Submerged Sonic | Boogey-Mania | Musta Been a Beautiful Baby | Robotnik Junior | Full-Tilt Tails | MacHopper | Momma Robotnik Returns | Spaceman Sonic | Mad Mike, Da Bear Warrior | The Last Resort | Robotnik's Rival | The Magic Hassle | Sonic the Matchmaker | Tails Prevails | Zoobotnik | Attack on the Pinball Fortress | Attack on the Pinball Fortress | Mass Transit Trouble | Coachnik | Untouchable Sonic
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Episodes 45-66
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Super Robotnik | Robolympics | Magnificent Sonic | Blackbot the Pirate | Hedgehog of the Hound Table | Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme | Prehistoric Sonic | Baby-Sitter Jitters | Honey, I Shrunk the Hedgehog | Robotnikland | The Mobius 5000 | The Little Merhog | Road Hog | The Robots' Robot | Tails' Tale | Hero of the Year | Fast and Easy | Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted | Sonic is Running | Robo-Ninjas | Sonically Ever After | Sonic Christmas Blast