Sonic the Hedgehog is returning to television in fall 2014 with his own CG animated TV series, Sega have announced. Titled Sonic Boom, the series will be aimed at children 6-11 and will debut first on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France. A global release will follow later.
Sonic Boom is described as a “character-driven comedy” that features Sonic and Tails, and their battles with Dr. Eggman. Knuckles and Amy Rose are confirmed to be in the show as well, alongside other characters, both old and new.
Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sonic Team at Sega, is overseeing the series to ensure that it stays true to the Sonic characters and universe.
“Sonic is the star of the Sega universe and the stage is now set for him to shine like never before,” Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA’s Chief Content Officer for Sonic.
“By teaming up with world-class partners in television animation like Cartoon Network, Genao Productions and GULLI, we’re ensuring that the Sonic legacy will be introduced to a new generation of children across the globe.”