Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)/Development

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The following details the development of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Early opening sequence

A prototype opening sequence was created for the show, using the art style and character designs seen in the pilot episode, Heads or Tails. This opening was shown at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show 1993, however only a partial recording of the sequence exists online. A short snippet from the end of the opening was also featured on the ABC Saturday Morning Preview Special, the evening before the show's television debut.

A storyboard of this opening was featured in the bonus section of the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Series DVD set released by Shout! Factory in 2007. A few cels have been found by the fan community, matching the storyboard.


Concept art

Early designs


Season 2

Model sheets


Season 1

Season 2