Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom
Voice Director: Jack Fletcher

US Premiere: Nov 08, 2014
US Conclusion: Nov 11, 2017

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 104

Popularity: 91st All Time, 184th This Week

Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog
Characters on BTVA: 15
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PollyPocketFan78
said at 2:56 PM on Mon Dec 4 2017
I just watched this recently and I laughed at it a lot, and I think it's one of the funniest cartoons (particularly ones that are based off of video games) I've ever seen.
8000 Saiyans
said at 9:31 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
I love this show. It's so entertaining, and the writing can be quite creative and even clever.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:15 PM on Sun Sep 10 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
I really like this show. It's a great slice of life cartoon that doesn't take itself super seriously. Also it's full of memes and the writers do get pretty creative with them. Eggman gets the best material in the show & Mike Pollock delivers a great performance. In fact, I'll say this is his greatest performance as Eggman thus far.

One thing I will say. Nika Futterman sounds very similar to Cree Summers when she's voicing Sticks, it's easy to get confused sometimes.
Abdullab
said at 12:15 AM on Mon Sep 11 2017
@Shaun Ince same here, I just wish more sonic characters are added but Keith got to reprise vector recently
Super10ZX
said at 2:54 PM on Sun Sep 10 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Even though he'll probably never see this, I would like to thank Bill Freiberger for confirming so many of the characters actors.

Apperently storyboard artist Clemence Liberge said their will be a Season 3, and Bill has said that after season 2 ends, he will no longer be involved with the series.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 8:33 AM on Fri Jun 23 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
"Ugh. Not another speeding ticket... I'll fight it in court, but I don't think they'll accept 'gotta go fast' as a medical condition."
nikipotamus
said at 9:16 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
 1 Shout Out!
I somewhat like this show- most of the jokes are genuinely funny, and the performances are strong all across the board (I find Roger Craig Smith's take on Sonic really endearing.)

That said, I wish they'd balance out the humour with some drama. I'm not asking for grand plots or dollops of angst or anything- just a little more introspection from the cast. The earlier episodes had enough to satisfy me, but I feel like the series is turning into a full-blown comedy now.
nikipotamus
said at 9:18 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
@nikipotamus There isn't anything wrong with that, mind you- it's just not to my taste.

(Clicked "Post comment" to soon, sorry.
wdf1
said at 9:39 PM on Sun Mar 12 2017
I change my mind, Sonic Boom is...OK.
wdf1
said at 12:18 AM on Wed Nov 2 2016
Best Sonic cartoon after Sonic SatAM.
ScottMyers
said at 6:27 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
This series just doesn't do it for me. It has its good points; some of the gags are funny, Amy's re-characterization works for the most part, and Shadow's episode gets perk for said character just doing what he does best.

But... It lacks energy. Most of the series features low-key, almost sitcom-my plots that don't take advantage of the best parts of the franchise. Where are the over-the-top, elaborate fight sequences? Where are the goofy quips? Why is Sonic so downbeat and frustrated all the time? Why is Knuckles such an un-nuanced idiot? Why does Sticks have no discernible direction or focus to her character?

And seriously, what happened to Eggman's voice? Mike Pollock's voice seems to have lost its from-the-gut, macho confidence, and it sounds more grating now. I'm guessing this is the director's fault, because he soudns the same in the games.

I don't blame you guys for liking this series. I can definitely see where the appeal is, but I just feel it totally misses the mark compared to what I feel a series placing these colorful characters in a mundane setting should be. To me, it feels like a poor attempt at what the Looney Tunes Show did much better.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 6:44 PM on Thu Feb 11 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Is Scratch and Grounder being on here too much to ask?

I mean the tone is like Adventures.
CatsTuxedo
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Feb 11 2016
@pete I'm not an expert on the matter, but I think DHX Media might own the rights to all the original characters created for AoStH. But since Nintendo's able to use the Donkey Kong and Star Fox characters that Rare created, I can't say I'm sure what's up.

Course, Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts were based on generic enemy characters in the second Genesis game, so I'm also guessing that it isn't worth bringing back what, in-universe, amounts to one-off mooks.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:21 PM on Thu Feb 11 2016
@CatsTuxedo To my knowledge Sega don't own the rights to any of the characters from Sonic adaptations (e.g. AoSTH/SATAM/Underground, Archie comics, Fleetway comics, I think the OVA and Sonic X). So yeah, that's why none of those characters have ever appeared in the games.

Nintendo still owns the Rare characters from Donkey Kong and Star Fox games due to the nature of their contract/development (e.g. those are games directly published and funded by Nintendo, they simply allowed Rare to develop games with the IP), but they didn't keep any characters from original IPs created by Rare during that time (e.g. most of the original Diddy Kong Racing characters, Banjo Kazooie, Conker). But then similarly I don't think Nintendo own any of the original characters from, say, the Donkey Kong Country cartoon or DiC's Mario and Zelda since those are cases where the IP would be totally licensed out to other companies.
Ghosty404
said at 9:42 PM on Sat Feb 13 2016
@NCZ Sides, Orbot and Cubot are pretty good substitutes.
Gaddes
said at 3:30 PM on Sat Dec 19 2015
I think most of the cast is quite good, but I do have to agree that Kirk Thornton as Shadow is a bit of a head scratcher.
Smash The Oni
said at 9:33 PM on Thu Jun 30 2016
@Gaddes He'll probably improve over time. He's had significantly less lines than the main cast since the recast in 2010, and experience is always a good thing. Look at how much Amy's voice has improved since Sonic Generations.
Dr.Who
said at 1:57 PM on Fri Dec 18 2015
I still really don't like Kirk Thornton as Shadow in this (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfDndiGtFs), but everyone else is okay/tolerable enough now, and Eggman really steals the show. Seems like they went for a slice of life comedy with Boom, and it's...okay, I guess, hit or miss.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 10:38 PM on Sun Nov 22 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Shadow's voice still sucks..
dcmarvelanime
said at 8:34 PM on Fri Dec 18 2015
@TheUltimatePhantom1 Don't Hate Da Playa Hate Da Game.
simander95
said at 2:14 PM on Wed Sep 23 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
WHAT DID THEY DO TO KNUCKLES?
Princess_Lapis
said at 9:54 AM on Sun Feb 14 2016
@simander95 I honestly don't know, maybe the writers thought change was necessary, I guess change doesn't make everything better
Smash The Oni
said at 9:34 PM on Thu Jun 30 2016
@simander95 Took his most humorous aspect of the main series an exaggerated it so that he'd fit the atmosphere of a comedy series.
HienFan
said at 9:30 AM on Sat Jun 27 2015
Haven't seen it yet but I'll give it something- it's a lot less radical and highschoolish than the Pacman toon
Troodon2
said at 5:47 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I still wish there was more diveristy in the casting.
SapphireHeart2
said at 9:35 AM on Sat May 23 2015
Im so watching this on boomerang!!! But what did they do to knuckles??
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:52 PM on Fri Mar 20 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
I will say that I like this show...somewhat. It's not the greatest but ts trying. When it comes to the main cast, maybe they will have one line that's actually funny per episode.
That said, Mike as Eggman steals the show. It honestly feels like they put all their effort into Eggman because he never fails to get a chuckle from me.
It's not the best but it can be really funny.

Still upset it has no theme song, all Sonic cartoons at least had a theme song. Even the bad ones! It's called Sonic Boom and it doesn't use the Sonic Boom song (or at least a remix from that CD game or something)?
Autovolt
said at 5:56 AM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@Music Meister Yeah I think they put all of their effort into Mike Pollock's Eggman. Probably because it's one of the few consistently great things from this franchise and quite possibly the only thing the fandom agrees on.
BlueSkySlash
said at 9:22 PM on Fri Mar 20 2015
From what I've seen in the first few episodes, Sonic Boom has not impressed me much. The humor, while occasionally making me chuckle a bit, is too forced and comes off as desperate in some areas. All in all, the show is okay-ish for what it is, but it's not for me.

At least it's a good place for Mike Pollock to shine as Eggman from a comedic standpoint. There's no denying that.
Regomania
said at 12:53 AM on Mon Jan 26 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
They made the infinite jump glitch in the game canon.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 10:11 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
Sadly haven't caught more yet. Sounds like it's worth a shot though.
Regomania
said at 11:42 AM on Wed Dec 31 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I think this series is hysterical. Like, it winded me I was laughing so hard.
CuriousUserX90
said at 7:35 PM on Mon Dec 1 2014
We never had any explanation as to why Tails' usual Voice Actress since 2010 Kate Higgins is not doing him in Sonic Boom, unlike the other LA Voice Actors.
Troodon2
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
I hope to hear other va's like James Arnold Taylor or Cree Summer here.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:54 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
I have to ask, does the show have a good theme song?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:35 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@Music Meister It's not really a song so much as it's a ten-second long techno beat. It's not terrible, but it doesn't make much of an impression. It's just there.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:39 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@NCZ
That's disappointing :/
SpongeBat1
said at 5:14 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@Music Meister I feel ya. I was hoping for a remix or cover of Sonic Boom from Sonic CD. :(
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:42 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@SpongeBat1 You mean like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNh-jNmKWfY
The Doctor
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Nov 30 2014
@Music Meister Theme songs are dying art form =(
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:19 AM on Sun Nov 30 2014
@The Doctor
They really are :(
That's why I really looked forward to Ben 10 Omniverse, that had a perfect theme song for the show and it was catchy and fun. Besides that I can't even think of a recent show with a good theme song
SpongeBat1
said at 12:17 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
I've gotta admire Roger's range as Dave. He was unrecognizable; I thought it might have been Scott Menville in the role. Hope he gets to show off his range more often.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 12:34 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@SpongeBat1 You're telling me; I mistook him for Rob Paulsen with that voice. It sounded just like the Box Ghost or Carl Wheezer.
DVJ
said at 12:12 PM on Tue Nov 18 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
Well I`ve seen episodes 3 and 4,and I have too say they`re quite an improvement, the pacing is still a bit iffy, but on the brighter side the characters are starting to get more fleshed out as well as showing more of their interactions, there's more emotion in them, starting to show traces of the main characters friendship and I`m starting to like Sticks as a character.
Torak
said at 1:53 PM on Tue Nov 18 2014
@DVJ I don't think I've ever laughed so much in the first minute or so in a Sonic TV show episode (3) :-]
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:22 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
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The first episode wasn't really much special. It had its moments, but overall it was fairly disposable. The second one, with Eggman crashing at Sonic and Tails' house, was actually pretty funny.

It's probably the freedom of the pre-lay format, but the voice actors sounded a lot more natural and effortless than they have in the last couple of games, especially Cindy Robinson (who's finally found her niche as Amy) and Mike Pollock, who sounds like he's having the time of his life. Eggman is fast becoming the best character.

The main criticisms are Sticks showing up with no introduction in ep. 2 (lazy writing), and that at times the rapid-fire jokes get too ahead of themselves and leave little breathing room for plot/character development, making the episodes feel shorter than they really are. The first episode especially felt rushed toward the climax, and I get the impression that without proper pacing, the style of humour used in the show would get tiring after a while.

Apart from that I'm rather pleased with how it's started out. I'm not sure it'll be a must-see, all-time classic series, but as far as first impressions go, that wasn't bad. It'll be interesting to see how it goes from here.

Assuming CN's decision to put it at a 7AM Saturday morning timeslot doesn't get to it first...
Torak
said at 6:12 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@NCZ 100% agree with you Admin :-) Sticks not having an introduction really annoyed me because I like her as a character so far. I only wish the episodes were longer, the rest of my issues are just nitpicks.
Even so: this show's ok so far ^_^
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:26 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@Torak Please, "Admin" is my father's name.
Torak
said at 3:31 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@NCZ My bad. Should I not mention it to you then?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:33 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@Torak Nah, I was joking. Call me whatever you want. Even something rude because I probably deserve it.*

*Maybe not, but you get what I mean.
Torak
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@NCZ Oh, good! I always feel terrible when I unintentionally offend a person, also HOLY GRAILS: NCZ just shouted out a comment!
When does that happen?! XD
Gaddes
said at 4:01 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
The show is surprisingly fun and at times, pretty funny. Also, so happy to see the L.A anime talent getting to do a big budget pre-lay show. Good times indeed.
Regomania
said at 3:05 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
After seeing the 'You're a terrible roomate' promo. I am very willing to watch this show.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:33 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I like this show has feel of Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog but I feel the former was a product of the 90's and there are many elements it can't replace. I think I'll wait to see how the show progresses to give a full opinion though.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:39 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
@pete *that this show
Torak
said at 8:52 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
 1 Shout Out!
The writing is better than Sonic X already I have to admit. I mean: Eggman crashing at Sonic's place is hilarious! And fresh too.
The voice acting is pretty good too, though Eggman (and Mike Pollock) are the best character and actor respectively. There are still issues, but Sonic Boom still has promise :-)
DVJ
said at 5:00 PM on Sun Nov 9 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Well I just watched the first 2 episode ,and I have to say I`m not impressed.

While I did find myself chuckling at a few jokes, overall the episodes didn't do much for me,the characters were kind of bland and it had some bad pacing.In sort they weren't much of an experience.

But those were just the first 2 episodes,and the show could get better over time,so for now I`ll just wait.
Jared Delgado
said at 5:22 PM on Sun Nov 9 2014
@DVJ Exactly what i was trying to say in the comment below.
Jared Delgado
said at 7:46 PM on Sat Nov 8 2014
It appears this show will be made for comedic purpose. Let's just hope it gets better later on.
starfoxwario
said at 7:50 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I'm not looking forward to this show. I don't like ANY of their new designs, but I'll probably watch it, anyway.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
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If Dr. Eggman had a young version, Todd Haberkorn would be awesome as a young Eggman. In terms of a young Knuckles and Sonic, I'd pick Jaleel White as Sonic and Benjamin Diskin as Knuckles
Va5h19
said at 11:56 AM on Sun Jul 27 2014
Hey, as long as they keep the same faces, I'm OK w/ their new looks
TrueMyriad
said at 11:28 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
The Studiopolis actors work well with the Sonic Boom series, but I think another voice acting studio should record the Modern Sonic series, like Bang Zoom! Entertainment.
soniclover14
said at 8:42 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
This show seems to appear for younger audenices I don't care I'm still watching it
skeletonking1234
said at 10:49 AM on Thu May 29 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
nice to see Nika on this show. gives me hope that other LA talent could appear on the show.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:59 AM on Thu May 29 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Sticks the Jungle Badger? Looks cool. Seems like they're keeping the Sonic tradition of designing the characters to look nothing like there actual animal counterparts (I'm looking at you Rogue the Bat!).
VctrBnsn
said at 8:15 AM on Sat May 31 2014
@VctrBnsn I think Andre Meadows read my comment ;-).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDZeg0evAuI&list=UUngMw0G2y2YFLPVbyEsfVog
UK-Otaku
said at 7:24 AM on Thu May 29 2014
Oooo! New character! Wonder what she can do.
LoraLion
said at 7:04 AM on Sat May 17 2014
I'm not too sure of this show just yet. I mean, Sonic the Hedgehog is always going to be my favorite video game/television show of all time. It's just that if this doesn't go too well, it will probably be ranked as the lower rank of my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog set compared to the others. But I am still interested in seeing this series.
superwplf
said at 3:42 PM on Tue Apr 15 2014
Even though knuckles looks like he's on roids. He still my fav character. (Yes, this means that I like his new design)
Afrojax
said at 8:00 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I wish they would make Knuckles and Sonic the same size again - for me it helped contribute to their rivalry, and Knuckles being bigger is going to make the chemistry of their rivalry different.. I guess we will see.
TrueMyriad
said at 2:29 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
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If there is a young version of Sonic and Knuckles, then I would like to see Jaleel White and Bryce Papenbrook respectively to voice them.
SpongeBat1
said at 5:56 AM on Wed Feb 26 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
Why did they have to replace Kate Higgins? I've got nothing against Colleen, she's a fine VA, but why? Kate was fine.
SteelEthlan
said at 6:31 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
@SpongeBat1 She left as anyone says and i got to admit i thought it was Kate Higgins having a different tone of voice but turns out it was you guessed it: Colleen Villard as you know the voice of charmy bee in previous sonic games.

And from what i heard she pretty much sounds like kate higgins' with a bit deep tone and that makes 2 characters she voiced (Charmy and Tails) and i can already tell she'll do a great work cause she's awesome at voicing young boys especially girls.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:14 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Also according to Sega's press release, Orbot and Cubot will be back, and Jack Fletcher will continue his duties as voice director.
Axem Red
said at 11:43 AM on Thu Jun 26 2014
@NCZ I hope that they get Kirk Thornton to reprise Orbot.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 11:48 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Wait, Kate Higgins isn't voicing Tails in this?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:58 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
@WWEFAN12ization No, apparently not. I'm not sure why. For what it's worth, when the show was first announced Sega said that "many" of the voice actors would be back, but they never said all of them would.
HienFan
said at 3:12 AM on Sun Feb 23 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Everyone else looks fine but oh my god look at Knuckles! He's way too tall and large on his arms and chest
Ross123
said at 11:01 AM on Fri Feb 21 2014
The one thing that surprised me was that this show & the game will not be in Japan at all. I found that to be a little odd even if it's its own separate series. Also Sonic Team have nothing to do with this or the game, again I found that odd. A company called Big Red Button are making it along with Sanzaru. Weird ain't it.

And just who are Big Red Button??? I've never heard of before. What kind of games do they make?
GothamRed
said at 12:33 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
@Ross123 Big Red Button is a company co-founded by Bob Rafei, who used to work for Naughty Dog. He worked on Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, and the first Uncharted game.
Ross123
said at 12:27 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@GothamRed Wow, this game will be a HUGE success after that info. Soooooooo excited now!!!
Emmerisa21
said at 4:23 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
I love how everyone is saying that Knuckles is on steroids. I agree. Also...Why does Minnie Mouse have to voice Amy!??? I don't want Amy to sound like Minnie! Take Minnie away, Sega!
SteelEthlan
said at 6:32 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
@Emmerisa21 Check this out in sonic boom trailer she sounds different compared to previous sonic games.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:10 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
If this doesn't have a catchy theme song, I will be upset
GothamRed
said at 6:54 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Music Meister Dubstepped Gotta go fast...that'll get the kids on board.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Music Meister The intro sequence has been leaked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRaly9tk8v0
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:33 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@NCZ 1. Good one
2. I was hoping they would remake that song for the series
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:53 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Music Meister Crush 40 actually did a cover of it for the 20th anniversary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNh-jNmKWfY
Metabad
said at 11:11 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
@NCZ No joke, I used to think they were saying "Sonic rules" as a kid.

Dunno how I heard that, but then again I'm the same guy who thought I heard "I GOTTA HOLD MY HEAD, I HAVE NO HEAD!" in the Pumpkin Hill song when I was younger. So...

...I don't know where I'm going with this.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:57 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
@Metabad I still hear one line in Pumpkin Hill as "A ghost tried to approach me, and he got Larry!"
Metabad
said at 12:18 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
@NCZ Oh wow my brother and I hear that too!
GothamRed
said at 9:34 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
Since this is being made for a western audience from what I've read, I'm hoping for the very low of Manic coming back.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:35 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@GothamRed Dear God.

As far as I'm concerned, Sonic Underground never existed.
GothamRed
said at 10:06 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@NCZ Underground gets a bad rep, It's not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:18 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@GothamRed The main thing about Underground is twofold.

One - It feels like an attempt at Sonic fan fiction. It has a few elements of the Sonic series, but none of them completely grasp the "Sonic atmosphere". It doesn't do much to make a series set in the Sonic universe, but it rather transports a few elements into a new universe that is totally divorced from that of Sonic's, making it feel strange and unusual. Its new characters like Sleet and Dingo don't fit into the Sonic universe very well from a design point of view, for example. The concept of Sonic having siblings that look like him but in different colours is a common fan fiction idea. The fact that they fight with rock music is another very strange idea that doesn't have any basis in the original games.

Two - Leading into my second point, as a whole Underground feels like any other late '90s "dark" but youth-oriented cartoon, just with Sonic shoehorned in. It's pretty much a more generic version of SatAM, really.

I suppose the conclusion to make is that Underground doesn't really have its own identity to speak of. It tries to be a number of things, but it doesn't do them particularly strongly, I'm afraid.

It was the only Sonic series I was never really enamoured with. I watched it a few times when I was younger, but looking back I always felt there was something off about it. It's not one of the worst cartoons ever, it's just mediocre. And as a part of the Sonic series, it especially struggles.
GothamRed
said at 10:39 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@NCZ I wouldn't really say that, as It's own universe it worked fine, Everything fit within the context of what was happening. It was basically just a different approach to what SatAM did with freedom fighters fighting in a world ruled by Robotnik, but with a smaller cast and a different direction. Despite their fan-ficy origins Manic and Sonia are good characters who often get over-looked, as well as other members of the supporting cast. It's also not that dark of a show, tonally I'd say it's actually less Dark than SatAM tried to be.

As for Sleet and Dingo not fitting into Sonic's design aesthetic, I wouldn't really say that. Sonic has tended to alter it's design style between games in it's series, I mean just look at how Humans look in the Adventure series compared to to how they look in Unleashed. They never felt out of place design wise when I watched the show.

And being perfectly honest the rock music thing isn't even close to the strangest thing that has been implemented in the sonic universe before. I mean this is the series that featured hedgehogs with guns on motorcycles, a stretchy-armed werewolf, a human girl kissing a hedgehog corpse and traveling into story books to fight genies and knights. Compared to that instruments that shoot lasers is fairly grounded.

Just like with Sonic Boom here they've always attempted to try new things with the sonic games, some work out some don't, but I think Underground is fine for what it is.
vgiannell5
said at 10:12 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
Even if Amy is smart and confident, I'm sure she has the same feelings for Sonic as her other incarnations but chooses not to express them just yet.
Ross123
said at 11:03 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
I'm looking forward to this. Sonic X was crap (in my opinion) but this should be good, hopefully just as good as the other Sonic cartoons before it (excluding X).

I wonder if any of Sonic's other friends or rivals will appear in this show.
vgiannell5
said at 10:07 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Ross123 Hopefully, they'll add Shadow and Rouge as recurring characters.
Ross123
said at 9:19 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@vgiannell5 Well we can only hope.
Regomania
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Feb 9 2014
Ok, why hasn't anyone notice how much Amy is not giving a flying ****. Seriously, she like: 'Yeah, I Like Sonic, But I'm not Crazy for him'

And Tails is like 'WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!'
DravenRoth994
said at 10:54 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
This show looks pretty promising, nice that Knuckles and Amy are back in the spotlight, and Travis Willingham will have.more than TWO LINES this time!!! The redesigns will take some getting used to though, ESPECIALLY KNUCKLES!!!!! As one person mentioned, it looks like he ate Vector.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 8:30 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
I love the animation in this one. It shows a lot of promise.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:58 AM on Sat Feb 8 2014
@ConfusedPhantom Yeah, the animation and CGI are really good! The overall look is on-par with the in-game FMVs.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:29 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't hate Knuckles' new design. Oh well, I love the concept art, like the personality it shows.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:38 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@VctrBnsn I don't mind it either
VGAfanatic
said at 7:42 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
This is gonna be awesome.
jedite1000
said at 5:00 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Nnnnooooo I like Lisa Ortiz voice for Amy, I really really dislike her new voice
Emmerisa21
said at 4:18 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@jedite1000 yeah, her new voice sucks.
TheLemsterPju
said at 4:38 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
It's like the new Ninja Turtles show, but with Sonic characters.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:13 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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The other redesigns, I love. Knuckles, not so much.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:15 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@NCZ What's wrong with Knuckles?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:17 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@Music Meister He looks like he's on steroids; he's way too big and chest-heavy. And if you look at the full-body shots of him in the game and the concept art, the disproportionate size of his massive chest and arms to his slim legs is really jarring.
rosebr10
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@NCZ
Just imagine Zavok in a Knuckes suit.

...Feel better yet?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:48 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
I like the animation style
GothamRed
said at 3:25 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Amy's demeanor implies she'll have a new personality this time around.
Mikel
said at 3:18 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Good to see the current voice cast of the games back for the new cartoon.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:38 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
@Mikel One exception. Colleen O'Shaughnessey will be voicing Tails.
http://blogs.sega.com/2014/02/25/go-behind-the-scenes-with-sonic-boom/

There's also a behind-the-scenes video that has a clip of the whole cast recording together and you can hear some of her take... she actually sounds a lot like Kate Higgins, which is nuts.
CatsTuxedo
said at 11:42 AM on Sun Apr 27 2014
@Mikel Too bad it doesn't make a lick of sense to do so on account of Sonic Boom not even being considered part of the official Sonic canon. There's simply no point in having the voice actors consistent with the rest of the series if nothing else is.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:40 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
@CatsTuxedo I'm not sure I understand this complaint. Sonic X wasn't canon either, but it used the same cast as the games. Replacing them would be like if they got some new guy instead of Charles Martinet to voice Mario in Smash Bros. because it's not canon to the Mario series. There'd be no real point, creatively or logistically.
CatsTuxedo
said at 3:05 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
@NCZ Large segments of Sonic X are explicit adaptions of the two Dreamcast games, so it actually does make sense for X to have the same VAs as the games (even if that wasn't the case yet when the show started). Sonic Boom is an entirely different entity altogether and both the game and the show were officially declared non-canon by the developers, so there's no logical reason for them to have the same VAs as the canon games.

And on a side note, unlike Sonic, Mario isn't really meant to have a steady storyline to begin with, so the VA casting there doesn't matter a whole lot.

I dunno, maybe I'm just a little sore that Vancouver's talent pool was passed over on another chance to voice a Sonic production that isn't by DiC.
CatsTuxedo
said at 3:42 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
@CatsTuxedo Think I'll take the opportunity to articulate my point a little more.

If the VAs of a running canonical series were to appear in, say, a party or racing game or whatever wouldn't necessarily be considered canon, as long as the characters and the setting are in line with the canonical series, there'd be no issue because the characters themselves are effectively the same as they are in the canon series.

It has been established that Sonic Boom is an entirely different story with an entirely different setting and significantly different interpretations of the characters, so you'd think it'd be sensible to bring on new VAs to match these particular incarnations of the characters. I'm aware that SEGA has gone on record saying that they aim for consistency in their voice casting in terms of this series, but in this instance it hardly makes sense because this is an explicit divergence from the established canon.

To help you see what I'm getting at, imagine if the Batman '66 show was considered the official canon version of Batman, so they kept those same actors for B:TAS, obviously an entirely different canon, for the sole purpose of "maintaining consistency". It wouldn't make much sense there, and it doesn't make much sense here.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:14 PM on Thu May 15 2014
@CatsTuxedo They just want to keep a consistent voice cast, and there's nothing wrong with that. I think you're taking the franchise way too seriously, and what you say would really only make sense if this was live action. They've recast the whole franchise before a couple times, but only for business reasons. There are MANY cartoon/video game franchises that have different universes, but try to keep a consistent voice cast as much as they can. The characters are still the same even if their universe isn't (it happens all the time in anime on both sides of the pacific).

Also, Adam West and Burt Ward voiced Batman and Robin respectively in The New Adventures of Batman in the late 70s, and West later voiced Batman again in the later seasons of Superfriends. There's nothing wrong with changing the voice cast between universes, but there's also nothing wrong if they keep the same cast. Personally, I prefer the latter, especially for kids' franchises (and yes, Sonic is a kids franchise). Changing the voices might be confusing.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:09 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Knuckles is just... Damn it I don't even know.
rosebr10
said at 3:07 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
The character-actor resemblance is staggering.

But yeah, we knew from the start they were gonna come out.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 3:04 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Looks Cool.
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