Sonic the Hedgehog is an American Cartoon Network TV show produced by United Plankton Pictures based on the chartacters from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe comic books. The series is a trbute to early theatrical shorts such as Disney and Warner Bros. featuring several segments focussing on the characters. The show's rating is TV-PG. It is created by Preston Brown.
A Character Cartoon: The primary plot of each episode. it revolves around one, two, or three characters and their everyday lives in the suburbs.
How to be a..: A simple documentary on how to have a certain occupation that are based on the different characters actions. The narronator is voiced by Tom Kenny.
Nature Camp: After a group of people get seperated and lost in the woods, they share their experiences with mother nature.
Flipped Fairy Tales: A reimagined perspective of classic fairy tales with Sonic characters taking the roles of the classic characters.
Speedy Songs: 1-2 minute original songs sung by the cast.
Oldie but a Goodie: A old song sung by the cast.
Sonic Sez: An educational lesson Sonic teaches that takes place during the credits. Based on the original segment from The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Season 1, 2012 - 2013
Bath Time/How to be a Superhero/Green No Like Green/Owning a Dog
A Sonic Cartoon: Sonic tries to get his pet dog Muttski to take a bath, but this doggy won't heel.
How to be a Superhero: Scourge is tired of being a supervillian and tries to be a superhero.
Nature Camp: Vector tries to hit on a fellow female crocodile in the jungle, but is having a little trouble.
Speedy Songs: Sonic sings about owning a dog.
Glory Days/How to be a Plumber/The Princess and the 'Hog/Turnin' the Page
A Classic Cartoon: Sonic, Tails and Knuckles remember memories from the black and white days.
How to be a Plumber: Knuckles has no job, so tries out to become a plumber.
Flipped Fairy Tales: Prince Shadsworth III wants to marry Princess Sally, but she wants to marry assistant of the king, Sonic.
Speedy Songs: Sonic Underground sings what there experience in school was like. Feat. Lil' Bang (Bean the Dynamite)
- Sonic's memory is a reference to the classic Disney short, Steamboat Willie.
- Bean's stage name "Lil' Bang" is a parody of famous rapper Lil' Wayne.
I Hate that Hedgehog/How to be a Pilot/Poison Honey/Gaurdian
A Eggman Cartoon: The average day in the life of Eggman.
How to be a Pilot: Everybody thinks that Espio is boring, so he tries to become a pilot.
Nature Camp: Charmy tries to make friends with the other bees, but they don't recongize Charmy as a bee.
Speedy Song: Knuckles talks about his job as a gaurdian. Feat. Dr. Egg (Eggman)
- Eggman's life is obviously based on a typical family sitcom.
- Eggman's stage name "Dr. Egg" is a parody of famous rapper Dr. Dre.
Road Trip Part 1: Getting Ready/How to be a Electricion/Sal Nut and the Seven Emeralds/Done Goof'd
A Future Cartoon: A side-story witch takes place 35 years in the future, Sonic and his family (His wife Sally and kids Sonia and Manic) decide to go on a road trip.
How to be a Electricion: Knuckles thinks that being a electricion can give the Master Emerald more power.
Flipped Fairy Tales: Sal Nut (Sally Acorn) finds seven emeralds which each belong to seven hippies. (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Mighty, Espio, Vector)
Speedy Song: Espio sings about how everyone isn't calm like he is.
Road Trip Part 2: Hitting the Road/How to be a Police Officer/Star Teck/American Tribute
A Future Cartoon: Sonic's family finnaly drives on the road, and the children's misadventures in the car will blow your mind.
How to be a Police Officer: Charmy's lazy cartoon and comic book lifestyle leads him to being a cop.
Nature Camp: Tails decides to sleep for the night, and while doing so he dreams of his favorite movie, Star Teck.
Speedy Song: Lil' Bang is back to tribute our faithful country, America. Feat. Tails.
- Star Teck is an obvious parody of the famous movie series Star Treck.
- Tails is the only featured singer so far not to have a stage name.
- American Tribute is not shown in other countries, but it is instead replaced by a short segment of Sonic Sez.
- Preston later confirmed that Sonic Sez would be a regular segment in later episodes.
Road Trip Part 3: The Hotel Room/How to be a Hippie/Tarzan the Chameleon/Mighty vs. Scourge
A Future Cartoon: The Sonic family finnaly get settled in to there resort. Final part.
How to be a Hippie: Knuckles is stressed out, so he decides to chill and become a hippie.
Flipped Fairy Tales: A tale of love, Tarzan the Chameleon (Espio) tries to get with Jane, another chameleon.
Speedy Song: A rap battle to the death with Mighty and Scourge.
The New Kid/How to be a Rapper/Boingy, Boingy/Funky Beat
A Scourge Cartoon: There's a new guy in town called Scourge, and after getting on Sonic's bad side, a video game duel begins.
How to be a Rapper: Vector's terrible singing leads him to become a rapper.
Nature Camp: Bean decides to build a fun house in the forest for all people lost.
Speedy Songs: Charles sings about how good it was back in his days, but Sonic sings about how good today is.
- The New Kid features the song Boomin' by TobyMac.
The Big Year/How to be a Bird Catcher/Stupid and the Cheapskate/Let's Groove
A Scourge, Bark and Wolfy Cartoon: The annual Big Year is here and Scourge, Bark and Wolfy are trying to find the rarest bird.
How to be a Bird Catcher: After studying Blue Macaw's, Sonic wants a companion that's blue like him.
Flipped Fairy Tales: Bellna (Bean) goes to a mysterious castle and finds the scary Cheapskate (Scourge).
Speedy Songs: Lil' Bang, Dr. Egg and Flo Runa (Sonic) sing an oldie but a goodie.
- Although Wolfy plays a major role in this episode, this isn't the Wolfy episode.
- Let's Groove is an old song by Earth, Wind, and Fire. This is so far the only un-original song sung on Speedy Songs.
- Sonic's stage name "Flo Runa" is a parody of famous rapper Flo Rida.
- But Sonic did not have a stage name in all the Speedy Songs he sung before.
The BreakFAST Club/How to be a Sailor/The Multiple Persona/The Same Thing
A Group Cartoon: For taking down Eggman without government permission, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Amy, Sally and Silver are sent to live together in a house for weeks.
How to be a Sailor: After learning of a family tradition, Fintevus decides to become a Sailor.
Nature Camp: After being in the forest for too long, Shadow begins to develop multiple personality's.
Sppedy Songs: Charmy sings hip-hop, but rhymes the same words. Bark explains this.
S.T./How to be a Model Citizen/The Hunchbean of Notrebius/SMASH!
A Sonic Cartoon: Sonic discovers an extra terrestrial he dubs "S.T." and tries to take him to a place of no worries. Tom Kenny as the voice of S.T.
How to be a Model Citizen: Nack feels that he needs to be more of a model citizen.
Flipped Fairy Tales: Quazibozo (Bean) is the bellringer of Notrebius who tries to escape his occcupation and go see the real world.
Speedy Songs: Charmy sings of how awesome comic books are.
- The Sonic Cartoon is based on the movies E.T. and Lilo and Stich. In E.T., a boy finds an alien who wants to go home. In Lilo and Stich, an experiment from a galactic federation lands in Hawaii and encounters a little girl named Lilo. The segment uses a joke from Lilo and Stich.
- The How to be segment might also be based on Lilo and Stich, in a scene where social worker, Cobra Bubbles, tells Lilo that Stich should act like a model citizen.
Night of the Werehog/How to be a Vampire/Full Moon/Thriller
A Halloween Cartoon: On Halloween night, Sonic turns into a creature called the Werehog!
How to be a Vampire: Shadow doesn't feel powerful enough, so he tries to find out how to become a vampire.
Nature Camp: While camping in the woods, Sonic gets chased by the urban legend BenderMan.
Oldie but a Goodie: Sonic and Eggman sing Thriller by Michael Jackson.
- BenderMan is an obvious parody of SlenderMan, a creepypasta who is known to stalk children. (Warning: Proceed with caution when looking up SlenderMan. If you get scared easily, we reccommend you don't look him up)
The New Guy/How to be a Drummer/Little Red Riding Hog/Get Up Offa That Thing
A Butch Cartoon: The new guy, Butch, is not doing so well in terms of friends. But Tails teaches him how to make friends.
How to be a Drummer: Mighty teaches the narronator how to play the drums.
Flipped Fairy Tales: When Little Red Riding Hog (Amy) is heading to Grandma's house, the Big Bad Wolf (Wolfy) decides to eat her.
Oldie but a Goodie: Knuckles and Bark sing Get Up Offa That Thing by James Brown.
Love Bird/How to be a Mutant/Timber/Sly in the Night
A Bean Cartoon: When a new girl, Scarlette Rabbot, moves into town, Bean sarts to develop a crush on her.
How to be a Mutant: Butch just figured out that he can turn into a mutant, but doesn't know how to control it.
Nature Camp: Bark wants to chop down all the trees so he can make a nigth club, but the forest creatures aren't happy about it.
Speedy Songs: Nack sings about the life of a criminal.
- The Bean Cartoon was originally going to be about Tails having a crush, this was changed to Bean later.
Super Jynx/How to be a Doctor/The Boy that Cried Wolfy/Being Me
A Larry Cartoon: A new kid by the name of Larry Lynx comes into to town but keeps giving people bad luck.
How to be a Doctor: Bean thinks he's no help, so he becomes a doctor.
Flipped Fairy Tales: A shepard boy (Charmy Bee) plays two pranks on his town of a wolf attacking his sheep, but then an actual wolf (Wolfy) comes to attack the sheep.
Speedy Songs: Bean keeps saying that being him isn't that bad, Bark disagress.
Sonic Sez: Sonic theaches you to look both ways before crossing the street.
Techno Trouble/How to be a Cartoonist/Rash Bash/Growing Up
A Sonic Cartoon: After Eggman builds a robot version of Sonic called Mecha Sonic, the new robot decides to challenge Sonic.
How to be a Cartoonist: Knuckles wants to use his big knuckles to use by making cartoons.
Nature Camp: After Eggman crashes his airship into the jungle after his last encounter with Sonic, he ends up with several rashes and diseases.
Speedy Songs: Sonic talks about how awesome it is growing up.
Sonic Sez: Sonic let's people know it's not cool to bully.
Hedgehog Family Reunion/How to be a Parent/Shard and the Beanstalk/I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night
A Sonic Cartoon: Sonic decides to have a family reunion with his dimwitted parents Jules and Berndatte, his eccentric Grandma Jessy, his Scottish Uncle Bunslo and his annoying little brother Gumby.
How to be a Keyboardist: A music enthusiast named Ray wants to play keyboard for the Chaotix.
Flipped Fairy Tales: One day, Jack (Shard) sells his cow for three magic beans and plants for food. The next morning, the beans grow into a huge beanstalk.
Oldie but a Goodie: The Chaotix sing I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night by wikipedia:Kiss.
Sonic Sez: Sonic teaches that it's good to share.
- Hedgehog Family Reunion features the song The Little Old Lady From Pasadena by wikipedia:The Beach Boys.
- Shard's role as Jack is based off his codename from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book published by Archie.
Retrieving Knothole Part 1
While repairing Knothole from the reign of Robotnik, Snively comes with an old enemy of the Freedom Fighters.
Season 2, TBA
Sonic the Hedgehog has been announced to be renewed for a second season. This time, it will have one Sonic segment, a ChuChu Rocket! segment featuring the ChuChus, and another segment featuring PaRappa the Rapper. Speedy Songs and Sonic Sez will also return, including a new 5 minute segment called The Bro League.
A 10 part conclusion to the Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) cartoon and the Season 1 finale.
Preston Brown confirmed a episode featuring easter egg, Wolfy.
This episode will focus on Shadow going to the North Pole and Sonic trying to find a gift for Sally.
Sonic will attempt to go on a date with Sally.
Voiced by Scott Menville
Sonic the Hedgehog is the cool, self confident, and slightly eccentric hero of Planet Mobius. He lives at his house with his dog Muttski. Although he is a high-school graduate, he can be scatter-brained. This is most noticeable if anyone asks him who invented the phone. His the lead guitarist for the band Sonic Underground.
Voiced by Tara Strong
Miles Prower, mostly known as Tails, is self-proclaimed genius of Mobius. He makes a living on building machines and selling them on Geekbay. He is Sonic's best friend, and Tails helps him on several occasions, mostly having to do with technology.
Voiced by Arin Hanson
Knuckles the Echidna is a rival/friend of Sonic. He is gullible, which causes people to give him the nickname "knucklehead." He works out in his house and hopes of becoming a professional WWRing wrestler. He helps Tails find parts for his machines by digging in random neighbors yards.
Voiced by J.G. Quintel
Shadow the Hedgehog was a former exchange student from Sonic's high school. He used to be former criminal known as The Black Tumblr, this criminal later escaped, changed his identity to Shadow and went to high school. Shadow doesn't respect his neighbors or even his friends. Although smarter than Sonic, he never graduated from high school.
Voiced by Kath Soucie
Sally Acorn is Sonic's tomboyish, strong-minded girlfreind. Sonic as had a crush on her ever since 2nd grade and has struggled telling her his fellings. Finally he told her during high school and the two became a couple. Although she is responsible, she can be insecure at times, which Sonic thinks is the "bestest thing about her."
Voiced by Tara Strong
Amy Rose is Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend. She is eccentric, esspecially around Sonic. Sonic keeps his relationship with Sally a secret because he doesn't want Amy to fell heart-broken.
Voiced by Jim Cummings
Dr. Eggman is a technologist and arch-nemesis of Sonic. He has an IQ of 300, but doesn't help him since his schemes always. His dream is to conquer Planet Mobius. He shares a rivalry with Dr. Finitevus in terms of intelligence and superiority.
Voiced by Cree Summer
Rouge the Bat is a criminal currently wanted for $1,205,534. She used to work with Shadow, but ever since he quit robbing, Nack currently takes his place.
Shard the Metal Sonic
Voiced by Roger Craig Smith
Shard the Metal Sonic, formerly known as Mecha Sonic, is the robotic counterpart of Sonic. He was created by Eggman and reconstructed by Tails. He has a grudge of being buried alive ever since he got buried by Sonic. He used to dispise Sonic, but has warmed up to him and are now friends. Roger Craig Smith, Shard's voice actor, is also the current voice of Sonic for the video games.
Voiced by Tim Curry
Espio the Chameleon is a graduate of Ninja High and plays the bass for the garage band Chaotix. He is very self-centered, and doesn't like to be distracted while meditating. His house is severely protected with security alarms because of his life long fear of being mugged.
Voiced by Sam Lavagnino
Charmy Bee is a eccentric, scatter-brained kid who plays the triangle for the garage band Chaotix. He lives with his mother in his house. He loves cartoons and comic books. He also has his own alter-ego known as "the Hive."
Voiced by Patrick Warburton
Vector the Crocodile is a expert musician (at least, that's what he thinks). His best friends are Espio, Charmy and Mighty who have a garage band called "Chaotix" where he is the lead guitarist.
Voiced by Jason Marsden
Mighty the Armadillo is the drummer for the garage band Chaotix. He is self-confident, but his confidence leads him into trouble sometimes.
Voiced by Aaron Lohr
Ray the Flying Squirrel is a music enthusiast and plays keyboard for the garage band Chaotix. As his name suggests, he has the incredible gift of flying. He doesn't know how got it, not even his parents know.
Voiced by Queen Latifah
Julie-Su is Knuckles' straight-foward girlfriend. She tries to lose weight, but always has cravings for soda and candy.
Voiced by Maurice LaMarche
Scourge the Hedgehog is Sonic's inter-dimensional self from Planet Moebius. Scourge is a murderous outlaw that doesn't care about anything except for money. But just like Sonic, he can be slightly eccentric and has super speed.
Butch the Dog
Voiced by Toby Turner
Butch is the newest neighbor in the suburbs. He likes to smell his butt allot, which he says "You get used to it". His weakness is several dog activities, such as fetch, catch and rolling over.
Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson
Dr. Finitevus is Knuckles' insane, smart uncle. Finitevus and Knuckles can't stand each other, which makes them mortal enemies. Finitevus also has a rivalry with Dr. Eggman in terms of intelligence and superiority.
Voiced by John Leguizamo
Nack the Weasel is a sly criminal who works with Rogue the Bat. He is Shadow's replacement ever since Shadow gave up robbing. Nack is very sneaky, and will do anything to get jewels. His "best friends" are Bean and Bark, who he and Rogue often team up with.
Voiced by Kevin McDonald
Bean the Dynamite is a highly eccentric, insane and completely scatter-brained duck. Bean gets his last name from his arsenal of bombs, which he uses allot. Bean is obsessed with anything shiny (Spoons, jewels, ect.). His best friends are Bark and Nack, which he usually teams up with. He has a girlfriend named Scarlette.
Voiced by Dana Snyder
Bark the Polar Bear is a polar bear from the North Pole of Mobius. Bark is seriously straight foward, and only talks to people he respects. He is known for his super strentgh. His best friends are Bean and Nack which he usually teams up with.
Voiced by Frank Welker
Muttski is Sonic's eccentric, spoiled pet dog. Muttski hates baths, and will do anything to not take one.
Voiced by Greg DeLisle
Scarlette Rabbot is one of the newest neighbors in the suburbs. Her boyfriend is Bean. She is half robot, half bunny (hence the name "Rabbot"). She is based on Scarlette Rabbot from Sonic Universe published by Archie comics, who is an alternate version Bunnie Rabbot, another character from the Sonic Archie comics.
Voiced by William Slayers
Silver the Hedgehog is a time-traveling hedgehog from the future. He usually helps out Sonic and friends when they need help. His biggest fear is cooties.
Voiced by Janie Haddad
Blaze the Cat is a time-traveling cat from the future. She is the best friend of Silver and is usually seen with him.
Voiced by Rob Paulsen
Larry Lynx is a lynx infamously known for an uncanny ability to cause bad luck to anyone nearby, friend and foe alike, granting him the reputation of a "super jinx".
Voiced by Joe Pesci
Snively Robotnik is Dr. Eggman's nephew and right-hand man. Snively is jealous of Eggman and hopes of becoming the leader of the Eggman Empire.
Voiced by Seth Rogen
Manic the Hedgehog is the drummer for Sonic Underground. His favorite music is Punk Rock.
Voiced by Angelina Jolie
Sonia the Hedgehogis the keyboardist for Sonic underground. Her favorite music is Techno. Sir Chuck Hedgehog
Voiced by Maurice LaMarche
Sir Chuck Hedgehog is the cheif of the police department and #1 cop.
Jane the Chameleon
Voiced by Hynden Walch
Jane the Chameleon is Espio's pink street-smart girlfriend. Preston Brown stated that she's based on a background character Sonic Universe Issue 16.
Voiced by Frank Welker
Chao are a race of little beings that are scattered around Mobius. There are many incarnations of chao, but most are just blue.
Voiced by Jim Cummings
Wolfy is a recurring character found in numerous episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog. He can be found in the background and acts as a easter egg. Preston Brown confirmed his name and stated that he would affect some plot elements. He also stated that Wolfy will get a episode centered around him in the future. He also added that he is based on an background character from Sonic Universe Issue 5.
The animation takes inspiration from the Golden Age of American animation from 1928 through the early 60's, and the more modern cartoons from the 90's such as the Ren and Stimpy Show, Tiny Toons Adventures, Animaniacs and, ironically, the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Preston has expressed how most animated shows currently have rather flat animation and wanted to make Sonic the Hedgehog different from other shows. He hired the best animators from Rough Draft Studios and TMS Entertainment to provide animation.
Preston has taken inspiration from current shows such as Adventure Time and Regular Show and older shows like Animaniacs and Looney Tunes. He appreciated the humor of those shows and had always made him laugh.
Preston Brown - Creator, executive producer, director, writer and storyboard artist
J.G. Quintel - Director and writer
Mike Roth - Producer
Matt Herms - Character designer and storyboard artist
Rough Draft Studios - Animation
TMS Entertainment - Animation
Danny Jacob - Original music
Ben Hurst - Writer (Retrieving Knothole)