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Review: Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom & Sonic Boom

18 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Sega has pulled out all the stops for the new entries in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.  Not only are there two new games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3Ds, Sonic fans have been treated to a new animated cartoon on Cartoon Network and a new title from Archie Comics, for a total of four if you count the magazine-sized Sonic Super Special.  Not bad for a game series that over two decades long.

So you can’t expect me to review just one of them, can you?

Both the video games feature a new villain, Lyric, a serpentine scientist from the dawn of time, the last of a race known as the Ancients, which if you think about it, is an odd thing to name yourselves since you’re not ancient when you name yourselves.  In addition to Sonic and his able sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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First Look at Sonic the Hedgehog Series Launching on Cartoon Network in November

6 October 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sega has provided the first look at its animated “Sonic Boom” series that will re-introduce its popular Sonic the Hedgehog character to young TV viewers on Cartoon Network in November — the same month the company launches the franchise’s latest videogame.

The fast-running blue hedgehog will star in the gaming franchise’s first CG-animated series that will help launch new Sonic games on Nintendo’s Wii U and 3Ds platforms and a line of merchandise, overseen by toy partner Tomy.

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced in 1991 and became an icon for Sega, with the character selling over 140 million games across various platforms.

The series is made up of 11-minute episodes co-produced by Sega of America and OuiDo! Prods.

See Also: Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog Returns to TV in New Animated Series

Videogame vets Roger Craig Smith (“Batman: Arkham Origins”), Travis Willingham (“Infamous: First Light”), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (“South Park »

- Marc Graser

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Sega’s Sonic Boom fan meet kicks off Super Week in NYC

29 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Sega’s annual fan celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog will kick off Super Week, New York Comic Con’s seven day celebration leading up to the convention.  Sonic Boom will take place on Saturday, October 4th at the Manhattan Center Ballroom in New York City.

Events include appearances by the voice cast of the new Sonic Boom TV series,  premiering this fall on Cartoon Network.  Roger Craig Smith (Sonic), Colleen Villard (Tails), Travis Willingham (Knuckles), Cindy Robinson (Amy), Nika Futterman (Sticks), and Mike Pollock (Dr. Eggman) will all be on stage for a special live TV show script reading, as well being available for meet & greets and autographs.

Other guests including Tracy Yardley!, long-time artist for the comic series, Sonic musicians Jun Senoue, Tomoya Ohtani, Ted Poley, and Tony Harnell, and Japanese game producer and lead Sonic designer, Takashi Iizuka.

Playable demos of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (WiiU »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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First Look: Sega's "Sonic Boom"

6 February 2014 1:02 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here's our first glimpse at Sonic Boom, a new series and new look for Sonic the Hedgehog and friends. It's the character's first-ever CG animated television series, and will be accompanied by new video games for Wii U  and Nintendo 3Ds - as well as a new toy line.  The Sonic Boom television series, co-produced by Sega of America Inc. and Paris-based OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on Canal J and Gulli in France during the 2014/2015 season. It will consist of 52  11-minute standalone episodes.  The Sonic Boom TV series is a co-production between Sega of America, Inc. and OuiDO! Productions.  Executive producers on the show are Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir and Jane McGregor on behalf of Sega, and Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog from OuiDO!.  Other partners involved in the TV series include Lagardere Entertainment Rights for distribution and Lagardere Active TV Licensing & New Business for. »

- Jerry Beck

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