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Looking back at… Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 – 1994)

16 September 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at Sonic the Hedgehog

During the early 90s, one blue hedgehog ruled pop culture with a string of successful video games for Sega’s flagship Genesis console (or Mega Drive if you’re in the UK). And while we never did get a live-action movie of Sonic the Hedgehog like Nintendo did with their mascot, we did get not one, but two animated shows in the same year. One was a bizarre little romp known as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the other was simply known as Sonic the Hedgehog.

First airing in September 1993, Sonic the Hedgehog ran for 26 episodes over two seasons and had a much darker edge than its child-like counterpart. Where The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog featured bright and bombastic colours and ambiance, Sonic the Hedgehog (or Satam as it’s also known) was gritty, dirty and unlike the games »

- Luke Owen

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12 Cartoons You Definitely Watched In The 90s

11 June 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

How many hours a day did you spend watching cartoons when you were a kid? Before school, after school and summer holidays; they even got a look in on Christmas Day. Childhood was cartoon heaven. And they were good for you too. The animated worlds blasting from the box in the corner of the living–room introduced us to narratives and characters, they pumped up our imagination. And they were awesome too.

Kids these days got it rough. Cartoons just ain’t what they used to be. Sure they’ve got Ben Ten, and maybe one more, but they just can’t compete with the cartoon heyday of the 90’s. This list will remind you just how good we had it back then. If you spent any time in front of the TV growing up at all you are bound to have seen these shows: delved into »

- Sean ONeil

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