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Animation: 'Sonic Boom' first look

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Jerry Beck’s Animation Scoop has a first look at SEGA’s and OuiDO! Productions’ Sonic Boom CGI TV series, coming to the Cartoon Network (also French TV) later this year.

Sonic the Hedgehog is best-known as a SEGA computer game series, but this announcement – with a 2’50” trailer – shows what Sonic, Tails, and Dr. Eggman look like as fully animated CG characters.


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What's interesting to me is that they're kind of shifting characterization of Sonic closer to the old days, but still maintaining where they are at the same time. It's sort of a hybrid of sass and attitude pre-adventure era Sonic with the good nature and a bit more serious nature of the post-adventure era Sonic. This sort of mix I noticed in Sonic Colors cutscenes as well. I really do like that particular direction and hope it gets fleshed out more.

I mean the Sonic and Tails dynamic of sassing each other in Sonic Colors I really liked, and I think attests to the growth of Tails as a character who now doesn't hero worship Sonic (ala "I wanna fly") but instead has grown into a kind of a peer who can be just as quick on the feet and whit while maintaining his own identity. I do like the new style giving them their own aesthetics.

(As a side note And the VG Cat's reaction to these aesthetics was probably their funniest comic I've seen in awhile, especially how Scott jibe's himself at the end.)

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics