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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
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Title card
Genre
Developed by
  • Bruce Shelly
  • Reed Shelly
  • Phil Harnage
  • Kent Butterworth
Directed by
  • Kent Butterworth
  • Blair Peters (Special only)
Voices of Jaleel White
Theme music composer Clark Gassman
Composer(s)
  • Reed Robbins
  • Mark Simon
  • Stephen C. Marston (Special only)
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Spain
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 66
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Andy Heyward
  • Robby London
  • Michael Maliani (Special only)
Producer(s) Kent Butterworth
Editor(s)
  • Mark A. McNally
  • Sue Odjakjian
  • CK Horness
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) DIC Animation City
Sega of America
Bohbot Entertainment
Reteitalia, S.p.A.
Distributor Worldwide
DIC Enterprises
Bohbot Entertainment (Syndicator)
Europe
Silvio Berlusconi Communications
Worldwide
ABC Distribution Company
Release
Original network
  • First-run syndication (U.S.)
  • Italia 1 (Italy)
  • Telecinco (Spain)
Audio format Dolby SR
Original release September 6 (1993-09-06) –
  • December 3, 1993 (1993-12-03)
  • November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24) (Christmas special)
Chronology
Related shows

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an animated series that was based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series produced by Sega of America, DIC Animation City, Bohbot Entertainment and the Italian studio Reteitalia S.p.A. in association with Spanish network Telecinco. Airing during the fall of 1993, 65 episodes were produced, which was syndicated by Bohbot Entertainment in the United States.

On November 24, 1996, USA Network aired a Christmas special which was produced to promote Sonic 3D Blast (originally meant for the ultimately cancelled Sonic X-treme). The series inspired a video game, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, which features several original characters from the show. Furthermore, some elements of the series, such as Sonic's fondness for chili dogs, appeared in later video games and media of the franchise.

Plot

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is a comical, light-hearted and gag-driven adventure series based on the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, a sometimes arrogant yet kind-hearted and mischievous teenage hedgehog with the power to move at supersonic speeds. Sonic, along with his idolizing young friend Tails, regularly oppose the main antagonist Dr. Robotnik, his robot henchmen Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts, and thwart their plans to conquer their home planet of Mobius. The series features a short PSA segment titled "Sonic Says" at the end of each episode excluding Sonic Christmas Blast; these segments were written by Phil Harnage.

Characters

Main

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – The main character of the series. Sonic works to defend Mobius from the threat of Dr. Robotnik.
  • Tails – A two-tailed brown fox who is Sonic's best friend.

Villains

  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik – An evil mad scientist who uses robots and inventions in order to take over Mobius. His headquarters is a fortress atop Mobius' tallest mountain, where he uses his Robo-Matic Machine to create robots called Badniks to aid him in his plots.
  • Scratch – A dimwitted chicken-type Badnik who is one of Dr. Robotnik's henchmen. Originally, Dr. Robotnik wanted the Robo-Matic Machine to create a super robot, only for it to produce Scratch instead due to a malfunction. He is the older brother of Grounder, both of whom work to catch Sonic which with comical results.
  • Grounder – An equally dimwitted Badnik with a drill-nose, drill-hands, and tank treads for legs who was created by Dr. Robotnik when he put one of Scratch's tail feathers into the Robo-Matic Machine. He is the younger brother of Scratch.
  • Coconuts – A cynical monkey-type Badnik who was created before Scratch and Grounder. At some point, he was demoted to working as Dr. Robotnik's janitor and is often trying to impress him by outdoing Scratch and Grounder in stopping Sonic to no avail. He is shown to be somewhat smarter than Scratch and Grounder, and is shown to have his own styled gadgets in his attempts of defeating Sonic.

Other characters

  • Breezie – A beautiful hedgehog-type Badnik created by Dr. Robotnik in a plot to get rid of Sonic. She initially manipulated Sonic into falling in love with her and giving her various gifts, but when she realized that Sonic really did care for her and does not see her as a robot, she developed genuine romantic feelings for him and betrayed and left Dr. Robotnik's services. Breezie later met Robotnik Jr. who later developed a crush on her.
  • Momma Robotnik – The mother of Dr. Robotnik who is even worse than her son. While kept in an asylum called the Mobius Home for Really Bizarre Mothers, she tends to escape on occasion and her insanity even scares Dr. Robotnik.
  • Wes Weasely – A weasel who works as a salesman at H.D.S.V.A.D.L. (Handy Dandy Super Villain Appliance Distributors Limited) company. He would often sell devices to Dr. Robotnik that would either fail because of either Sonic's ingenuity or Scratch and Grounder's incompetence.
  • Sergeant Doberman – A Doberman Pinscher who is a retired army sergeant and a known war hero.
  • Professor Von Schlemmer – A brilliant but eccentric and kooky scientist who is an ally of Sonic and Tails.
  • Professor Caninestine – A highly-intelligent dog scientist that invents gadgets for Sonic to use. Dr. Robotnik once captured him and had him build a time machine in order to steal four Chaos Emeralds in different time periods.
  • Captain Rescue – A retired superhero raccoon who briefly came out of retirement to help Sonic defeat Robotnik.
  • Robotnik Jr. – A short Dr. Robotnik-resembling Badnik created by Dr. Robotnik to be his son and carry on his legacy the day after Dr. Robotnik passes away. Unfortunately, he defects from his creator and sides with Sonic. Robotnik Jr. later fell in love with Breezie.

Episodes

Pilot

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0 0 "Pilot" Kent Butterworth Unaired (produced in 1992) (Unaired (produced in 1992)) 100

This is the pilot used to sell the show.

Note: While Sonic is voiced by Jaleel White, the voices of Dr. Robotnik and Scratch are provided by Jim Cummings, the voice of Tails is provided by Russi Taylor, and Gary Owens plays the narrator. One of the scenes from the pilot was later reused for the ending credits of the show. Additionally in the episode "Untouchable Sonic," Scratch and Grounder can be seen watching clips from the pilot on TV.

Sonic Says segment: Looking before you cross the street

Main episodes

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13 1 "Best Hedgehog" Martha Moran September 6, 1993 (1993-09-06) 116

Sonic and Tails rescue Lucas, Robotnik's first prisoner, and attempt to reunite him with his girlfriend, Lucinda. However, Robotnik is also in love with Lucinda and pursues Lucas.

Sonic Says segment: Reading
16 2 "Tails' New Home" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly September 7, 1993 (1993-09-07) 120

When Sonic decides to find Tails a suitable foster home to ensure his safety, Robotnik finds out and has a pair of Badniks pose as Tails' long-lost parents.

Sonic Says segment: Running away
12 3 "Birth of a Salesman" Bruce Shelly, Reed Shelly, and Steven J. Fisher September 8, 1993 (1993-09-08) 111

An energetic salesman named Wes Weasley sells Robotnik numerous gadgets to help Scratch and Grounder capture Sonic. However, Robotnik later comes to regret it when Weaseley's gadgets keep backfiring.

Sonic Says segment: False advertising
26 4 "Submerged Sonic" Bob Forward September 9, 1993 (1993-09-09) 123

Robotnik is after the Power Pearls from the city of Submerbia in the Labyrinth Zone. Sonic and Tails are enlisted by a local citizen to stop Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Shallow water
22 5 "Pseudo Sonic" Cliff MacGillivray September 10, 1993 (1993-09-10) 126

Robotnik creates a robot Sonic suit with the intent of ruining the hedgehog's reputation. He forces a lab rat named Laurence to pilot by threatening his parents.

Sonic Says segment: Poison ivy
17 6 "Over the Hill Hero" Francis Moss September 13, 1993 (1993-09-13) 118

When overweight, elderly superhero Captain Rescue bungles in his attempts to help Sonic, he grows tired of his incompetence. Robotnik then uses Captain Rescue to successfully imprison Sonic in an impenetrable force field, and Tails and Captain Rescue must save him.

Sonic Says segment: Wisdom of elders
46 7 "Robolympics" Jeffrey Scott September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14) 108

An asteroid is heading for Turtle Town and Robotnik offers to save it, but only if Sonic agrees to play in the Robolympics against him and his robots.

Sonic Says segment: Being active
3 8 "Lovesick Sonic" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly September 15, 1993 (1993-09-15) 103
When Sonic saves a female hedgehog named Breezie, he falls in love. Sonic does not know that Breezie is a robot that Dr. Robotnik created to keep Sonic occupied while he floods a village near his fortress.
2 9 "Subterranean Sonic" Robert Askin September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16) 102

Sonic and Tails escape underground from Scratch and Grounder, but they are held captive there by a miserly mole named Spelunk.

Sonic Says segment: Sharing
23 10 "Grounder the Genius" Doug Molitor September 17, 1993 (1993-09-17) 121

Grounder accidentally puts a "genius chip" in his head and it makes him so smart that he easily captures Sonic and even takes over Robotnik's operations.

Sonic Says segment: Using your brain
5 11 "High Stakes Sonic" Robert Askin September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20) 105

Sonic and Tails infiltrate Robotnik's new Casino Night Zone to stop him and his henchmen from scamming a group of sheep into becoming Robotnik's slaves.

Sonic Says segment: Dares
18 12 "Blank-Headed Eagle" Dennis O'Flaherty September 21, 1993 (1993-09-21) 113

Scratch suffers a blow to the head and believes that he is his favorite television character, Edgar Eagle. Sonic uses this to his advantage in preventing another one of Robotnik's schemes.

Sonic Says segment: Seat belt safety
27 13 "Boogey-Mania" Rowby Goren September 22, 1993 (1993-09-22) 129

Robotnik reprograms a machine created by Von Schlemmer capable of bringing dreams into reality and unleashes a dream monster upon Mobius.

Sonic Says segment: Sleep
10 14 "Big Daddy" Jess Borgeson September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23) 106

After being exiled by Robotnik, Coconuts finds a lost baby gorilla who thinks he is his father. Coconuts attempts to use the gorilla to stop Sonic. The baby gorilla's father is under the control of Robotnik, and Sonic has to save him.

Sonic Says segment: Telling parents where you're going

Notes: Pierre De Celles, an animation director, described "Big Daddy" as an episode he felt "really proud of," though he described the editing as "poor." He described the animation process as taking "4 times longer than usual" since the animator of the episode was deaf and mute; De Celles described his translator as "just great."
14 15 "The Robotnik Express" Doug Booth September 24, 1993 (1993-09-24) 117

En route to stop a train of explosives from arriving at Robotnik's munition factory, Sonic and Tails must deal with a duo of bears named Big Griz and Mad Mike after Scratch and Grounder tell them that Sonic and Tails are the enemies.

Sonic Says segment: Strangers
9 16 "Momma Robotnik's Birthday" Francis Moss September 27, 1993 (1993-09-27) 107

Robotnik's obnoxious mother visits her son on her birthday and expects a present. After he fails to destroy a nearby forest as a present, however, she decides to capture Sonic as her own gift.

Sonic Says segment: Trees
4 17 "Slowwww Going" Eleanor Burian-Mohr and Jack Hanrahan September 28, 1993 (1993-09-28) 104

Sonic must save a family of sloths from Dr. Robotnik's slow-motion ray. But when he himself is slowed down by Scratch and Grounder, Tails and the sloth family must take action.

Sonic Says segment: Sloths
20 18 "So Long Sucker" Cydne Clark and Steve Granat September 29, 1993 (1993-09-29) 122

Tails adopts a squishy creature from another dimension named Goobster, who turns out to be a black hole.

Sonic Says segment: Pets
36 19 "Robotnik's Rival" Gordon Bressack September 29, 1993 (1993-09-29) 137

Robotnik and a rival named Brandon Quark try to cooperate in capturing Sonic. However, Sonic tricks them into becoming enemies, and they try to outdo each other.

Sonic Says segment: Cheating
7 20 "Trail of the Missing Tails" Bob Forward October 1, 1993 (1993-10-01) 109

Robotnik's insane cousin, Dr. Warpnik, captures Tails and lures Sonic into his Zone of Confusion in order to enact revenge on Robotnik for banishing him.

Sonic Says segment: Remembering your phone number
32 21 "Momma Robotnik Returns" Francis Moss October 4, 1993 (1993-10-04) 136

Momma Robotnik visits her son, and after he fails once again, she disowns him and decides to adopt Sonic as her own son in order to capture him.

Sonic Says segment: Obeying laws and going to court
15 22 "Too Tall Tails" Rowby Goren October 5, 1993 (1993-10-05) 115

Robotnik takes Professor Von Schlemmer hostage and uses his size enhancement machine for his next scheme. However, the machine backfires and instead enhances Tails' size, causing chaos in nearby Wienerville. Making matters worse, Robotnik tricks the citizens into thinking that Sonic is the villain, while he is the hero planning to save the city from Tails. Sonic must keep the famished Tails from getting into more danger and return him to his former size.

Sonic Says segment: Healthy diets
1 23 "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly October 6, 1993 (1993-10-06) 101

When Sonic and Tails are captured by Scratch and Grounder, Sonic creates a diversion by telling the duo the story of their creation.

Sonic Says segment: Emergency calling
47 24 "Magnificent Sonic" Jeffrey Scott October 7, 1993 (1993-10-07) 141

Sonic becomes the sheriff of Tranquil Gulch, in hopes of keeping Robotnik's robots from harassing the locals.

Sonic Says segment: Gun safety

Notes: This episode was banned from Fox Kids airings due to the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999. Nowadays, this episode is no longer banned and continues to air on many TV networks.
40 25 "Zoobotnik" Rowby Goren October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08) 144

An intergalactic huntress visits Mobius, capturing various citizens and falling in love with Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Wildlife
24 26 "Tails in Charge" Martha Moran October 11, 1993 (1993-10-11) 124

When Scratch and Grounder use Robotnik's latest invention to turn Sonic to stone, Tails attempts to foil the duo to ensure Sonic's safety.

Sonic Says segment: Home safety
28 27 "Musta Been a Beautiful Baby" Gordon Bressack October 12, 1993 (1993-10-12) 130

Robotnik's attempt to cause Sonic to age rapidly with his newest device backfires, turning him and Tails, and later himself, into babies. Now stuck in a day-care the infantile Sonic and Tails must try to keep Robotnik under control, while Scratch and Grounder attempt to get him back.

Sonic Says segment: Tumble dryers
38 28 "Sonic the Matchmaker" Robert Askin October 13, 1993 (1993-10-13) 139

Robotnik pursues Breezie and Robotnik Jr. in order to find out why they betrayed him with the intent of building a perpetually loyal robot wife. In a subplot, Junior falls in love with Breezie, and enlists Sonic's help in wooing her.

Sonic Says segment: Playground safety
41 29 "Attack on Pinball Fortress" Bob Forward October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14) 145

Robotnik has unleashed his Stupidity Ray on Mobius, knowing that the newly-stupefied Mobians will be too brain dead to stop him. As Sonic and Tails make their way to Robotnik's new lair, the Pinball Fortress, they find themselves competing with Wes Weasely and Sergeant Doberman, both of whom want to capture the Stupidity Ray for their own purposes.

Sonic Says segment: Stupidity
35 30 "The Last Resort" Gordon Bressack October 15, 1993 (1993-10-15) 146

Robotnik seemingly announces his surrender to Sonic, and he invites him to a resort in his gratitude. Unbeknownst to Sonic, the resort is just another trap created by Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Walking alone
43 31 "Coachnik" Doug Molitor October 18, 1993 (1993-10-18) 142

Robotnik constructs a pushy robot coach in an attempt to increase Scratch and Grounder's fitness. This leaves Robotnik time to create a football-shaped bomb in order to defeat Sonic by secretly placing it in Grounder.

Sonic Says segment: Warming up
21 32 "Sonic Gets Thrashed" Cydne Clark and Steve Granat October 19, 1993 (1993-10-19) 119

When Robotnik opens up a resort to make resident Mobians his slaves, Sonic enlists the help of some robots from an area of Mobius called Scrap Valley.

Sonic Says segment: Rubbish
8 33 "Close Encounter of the Sonic Kind" Douglas Zip Purgason October 20, 1993 (1993-10-20) 134

Sonic and Tails help an alien prince fix his space shuttle so he can return to his home planet for his coronation before his younger brother is crowned in his place and has Mobius destroyed.

Sonic Says segment: Sunburns
39 34 "Tails Prevails" Bob Forward October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21) 133

On Sonic's birthday, Tails builds a flying bicycle. Realizing Tails' potential with mechanics, Professor Von Schlemmer invites Tails to be his research assistant, but then Robotnik captures and impersonates him to get Tails to build his latest anti-Sonic weapon.

Sonic Says segment: Boredom
29 35 "Robotnik, Jr." Robert Askin October 22, 1993 (1993-10-22) 127

Robotnik constructs a robot son in order to help him with his conquest of Mobius. Robotnik Jr., however, is inspired by Sonic, and helps him thwart his latest plan.

Sonic Says segment: Peer pressure
37 36 "The Magic Hassle" Douglas Zip Purgason October 25, 1993 (1993-10-25) 135

Coconuts acquires a magic wand and magical gadgets from Wes Weasley and warns Sonic (after agreeing to forward all payments to Robotnik), and attempts to master them. Meanwhile, Robotnik tries to change Sonic-themed mobium banknotes into Robotnik banknotes in the Mobius Mint.

Sonic Says segment: Money
48 37 "Black Bot the Pirate" Jeffrey Scott October 26, 1993 (1993-10-26) 148

Robotnik goes time-traveling to find the four Chaos Emeralds that bestow the user unlimited power. His first stop is the time of Blackbeard the Pirate, where he enlists the pirate's help to find the first emerald. However, with help from a local scientist, Sonic and Tails go after him, and thwart his attempts to obtain the emerald.

Sonic Says segment: Caution with sharp objects
49 38 "Hedgehog of the 'Hound' Table" Jeffrey Scott October 27, 1993 (1993-10-27) 149

Robotnik's next stop in his time-travel is the Middle Ages, where the second emerald is. Sonic follows him, but Robotnik, with the unwilling help of a local wizard, obtains the emerald and takes over the kingdom.

Sonic Says segment: Swimming alone
50 39 "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme" Jeffrey Scott October 28, 1993 (1993-10-28) 150

In his next time-travel stop, Robotnik plans on erasing Sonic's family tree in order to get the third emerald. Sonic goes after him, prevent Robotnik from interfering with his ancestors' meeting, and then race to the crypt of Robotnik's ancestor Robotnikhotep, where the emerald is kept.

Sonic Says segment: Skateboard safety
51 40 "Prehistoric Sonic" Jeffrey Scott October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29) 151

Despite the intervention of Sonic and Tails, Robotnik obtains the fourth and final emerald in prehistory. With the emeralds gathered together, Robotnik uses them to become an all-powerful being.

Sonic Says segment: Electrical appliance safety
44 41 "Untouchable Sonic" Dennis O'Flaherty November 1, 1993 (1993-11-01) 143

Sonic comes to the rescue of a town that is held for ransom by Robotnik's crime syndicate.

Sonic Says segment: Gangs
6 42 "Sonic Breakout" Douglas Zip Purgason November 2, 1993 (1993-11-02) 110

Robotnik imprisons a satirical cartoonist for making fun of him in his comic book, much to the chagrin of his biggest fan Sonic, who purposely allows his own capture as well, but does not expect to be placed in a maximum-security jail cell. Robotnik angrily sends Sonic in the cell for interfering with his plans once again.

Sonic Says segment: Graffiti
65 43 "Sonically Ever After" Gordon Bressack November 3, 1993 (1993-11-03) 164

Scratch and Grounder use a ray gun Robotnik invented to transport Sonic, Tails, and Robotnik into a book of fairy tales. When some of the fairy tales come to life under Robotnik's control, Sonic and Tails have to try to give them happy endings to stop Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Library
19 44 "The Mystery of the Missing Hi-tops" Ed Ferrara and Kevin Murphy November 4, 1993 (1993-11-04) 114

During a fair in his honor, Sonic's shoes are stolen and he and Tails use detective intellect to find the thief.

Sonic Says segment: Stealing
45 45 "Super Robotnik" Rowby Goren November 5, 1993 (1993-11-05) 152

A chemical accident caused by Coconuts ends up giving superpowers to Robotnik, who quickly uses them to threaten Mobius's world leaders and publicly humiliate Sonic. However, Robotnik isn't completely invincible, and Sonic must find a way to exploit the weak spot in Robotnik's newfound powers in an Olympics-style gladiator match.

Sonic Says segment: Chemicals
42 46 "Mass Transit Trouble" Ed Ferrera and Kevin Murphy November 8, 1993 (1993-11-08) 140

Robotnik threatens to demolish an airport, a lighthouse, and a train station. Sonic is forced to travel to all three places in order to remove the bombs.

Sonic Says segment: Bicycle safety

Notes: This episode ran for approximately a year and a half before the Oklahoma City bombing forced the episode's withdrawal from circulation. Later, as the incident died down, Toon Disney picked the episode up again, only to have it removed from circulation after about three years of airtime due to the September 11th attacks.
33 47 "Space Sonic" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly November 9, 1993 (1993-11-09) 138

Robotnik sends Scratch and Grounder into space to pillage the asteroid belt, with Sonic and Tails in pursuit. When the spaceship runs out of power, they are stranded at an abandoned space station, pursued by a residing alien.

Sonic Says segment: Common colds
31 48 "MacHopper" Doug Booth November 10, 1993 (1993-11-10) 128

Robotnik attempts to brainwash MacHopper, a friend of Sonic's into doing his dirty deeds, but an explosion causes his memory to become unstable.

Sonic Says segment: Currents and riptides
52 49 "Baby-Sitter Jitters" Jeffrey Scott November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11) 147

Sonic and Tails babysit a trio of unruly baby beavers who end up being abducted by Scratch and Grounder. Robotnik uses the beavers as bait to capture Sonic and Tails, but the beavers become resourceful and help their friends thwart Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Babysitting
30 50 "Full Tilt Tails" Robert Askin November 12, 1993 (1993-11-12) 132

Robotnik makes chewing gum that makes the consumer as fast as Sonic. Robotnik gives it to Grounder, but he loses it and Tails gets a hold of it.

Sonic Says segment: Smoking
62 51 "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted" Kevin O'Donnell November 15, 1993 (1993-11-15) 158

When Throbbin Screech features Sonic on his talk show Lifestyles of the Very Good, Robotnik kidnaps his niece in order to be featured on the show.

Sonic Says segment: Vandalism
57 52 "Road Hog" Jeffrey Scott November 16, 1993 (1993-11-16) 157

Sonic and Tails are arrested for speeding as a result of Robotnik having hypnotized the law through pollen.

Sonic Says segment: Calling for help
55 53 "The Mobius 5000" Jeffrey Scott November 17, 1993 (1993-11-17) 155

Sonic and Tails enter a car race in order to save an orphanage that Robotnik threatens to shut down.

Sonic Sez segment: Car safety
53 54 "Honey, I Shrunk the Hedgehog" Jeffrey Scott November 18, 1993 (1993-11-18) 153

Sonic, Tails and a group of mole miners are hit by Robotnik's shrink ray and must work together to reverse the effects.

Sonic Says segment: Recycling

Note: This episode is inspired by the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" franchise.
11 55 "Sonic's Song" Donald P. Zappala and Kevin Donahue November 19, 1993 (1993-11-19) 112

Outraged by a popular song about Sonic, Robotnik outlaws music on Mobius and takes the song's composer captive with the intent of creating his own song.

Sonic Says segment: Hearing
25 56 "Sno Problem" Sandra Ryan November 22, 1993 (1993-11-22) 125

Robotnik introduces the "Ultra Freeze-O-Matic", announcing his plan to freeze every citizen on Mobius so that he can install "Servitude Chips" into the frozen citizens and make them unquestionably obedient. Sonic and Tails must foil the scheme.

Sonic Says segment: Bicycle safety check
63 57 "Sonic is Running" Doug Molitor November 23, 1993 (1993-11-23) 162

When Momma Robotnik threatens her son into campaigning for the Mobius presidency, Sonic decides to run against him.

Sonic Says segment: Tooth pain
34 58 "Mad Mike, Da Bear Warrior" Doug Booth November 24, 1993 (1993-11-24) 131

Robotnik forces a starving village of rabbits into building a statue of himself. With help from Da Bears, Sonic and Updike, one of the villagers, manage to save the day.

Sonic Says segment: Medicine
54 59 "Robotnikland" Jeffrey Scott November 25, 1993 (1993-11-25) 154

Robotnik takes control of the local amusement park on Sonic's birthday and uses it to try to finish him off.

Sonic Says segment: Cooking
56 60 "The Little Merhog" Jeffrey Scott November 26, 1993 (1993-11-26) 156

Sonic and Tails help a mermaid hedgehog named Merna save her underwater city from the wrath of Captain John Paul Memo.

Sonic Says segment: Matches
64 61 "Robo-Ninjas" Francis Moss November 29, 1993 (1993-11-29) 163

Robotnik captures Kwai Chang Crane, a martial arts master, and uses him to turn Scratch and Grounder into effective ninja to defeat Sonic.

Sonic Says segment: Road safety
61 62 "Fast and Easy" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly November 30, 1993 (1993-11-30) 161

A pickpocket named Easy Eddie picks at Robotnik's Chaos Emerald ring, much to his anger. Sonic must keep Easy Eddie hidden so that he can discard the ring.

Sonic Says segment: Breakfast
59 63 "Tails' Tale" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly December 1, 1993 (1993-12-01) 160

When Sonic mysteriously vanishes, Tails, Professor Von Schlemmer, and a pilot named William le Due search for him in the Pyramid of Kommamachs.

Sonic Says segment: Computers
58 64 "The Robots' Robot" Jess Borgeson December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02) 159

Scratch and Grounder build a robot of their own who soon runs away and ends up befriending Sonic.

Sonic Says segment: Fire
60 65 "Hero of the Year" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly December 3, 1993 (1993-12-03) 165

Wes Weasley pretends to host a roast (actually a clip show) to Sonic that Robotnik uses to force his surrender.

Sonic Says segment: Alcohol

Special

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66 "Sonic Christmas Blast" Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24) N/A

Robotnik disguises himself as Santa Claus in order to force him into retirement and con the children out of presents during Christmas. During a visit to Robotropolis, Sonic and Tails rescue the real Santa Claus, who presents Sonic with a speed run test due to a ring Sally Acorn gave him as a gift serving as a key.

Oddly, this special includes aspects of the Saturday morning Sonic TV show, such as Robotropolis and SWATbots (neither of which appear as they did in that series) and Sally Acorn (who appears in her regular design but with her pilot episode color palette). Said series had aired concurrently with the original run of "Adventures", but in a different time slot, and had stopped producing new episodes by the time "Christmas Blast" premiered. Despite this, the special maintains the humorous tone of "Adventures" rather than the darker one of the Saturday morning series.

Note: The letters page of issue #41 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book promotes the special as "An X-Tremely Sonic Christmas" as this episode was originally going to be a tie in for Sonic X-treme on Sega Saturn. However, the game was cancelled, and the title was changed to tie in with Sonic 3D Blast instead.

This is also the only episode not to feature a Sonic Says segment at the end.

Voice cast

Broadcast and distribution

First-run broadcast

The series was shown through syndication in the United States in 1993 on weekday afternoons. In the United Kingdom, the series was screened on Channel 4 in 1993 on Sunday mornings at 9:00, but with the "Sonic Says" segments edited out. They were also edited out on The Children's Channel and the UK VHS releases of the series. The weekday mornings airings in Australia on Seven Network as part of Agro's Cartoon Connection retained the segments. The cartoon was broadcast in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ Two from 12 September to December 1994 on weekday afternoons with the segments retained also.

Rebroadcast and international airings

USA Network re-aired the original episodes of the show in the United States from 1994 to 1996 (with an additional Christmas special ordered by Sega to be produced for the Christmas season of 1996 to coincide with the release of Sonic 3D Blast), and later returned to Broadcast Syndication on the BKN block from 1997-1998, and later BKN Kids II from 1999 until 2000. Toon Disney would start broadcasting the series in September 1998, and aired on the channel until 2002.

This TV subsequently aired the first 13 episodes of the show from 2010 to 2011 on their Cookie Jar Toons block. The series was also available on Netflix, containing the 20 episodes. In December 2018, reruns of the series began airing on Starz. Later starting on September 3, 2019, the show aired its reruns on the streaming channel called Pluto TV for the first time since another Sonic cartoon Sonic SatAM aired back on sometime 2017.

In the UK, Channel 4 and Pop re-aired the show with the "Sonic Says" segments restored.

In Italy, the show aired on Italia 1.

The show was re-aired on in Australia Saturday mornings on Network Ten as part of Cheez TV from 1993 to 1999, and also aired on Nick Jr. and Disney Channel.

In Brazil, the show aired in January 1996, on Rede Globo on the block TV Colosso. Only the first 22 of 65 episodes aired in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as the Christmas special. The show also aired in Sweden on TV3, in The Netherlands on RTL4, in Germany on RTL II and in 2000 in Arab countries on Spacetoon and Qatar Television.

The series also aired on KidsCo, like with many other DIC-produced cartoons.

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