Sega’s speedy games mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his first ever CG animated TV series.
It’s called Sonic Boom and is co-produced by Sega of America and Genao Productions.
Kicking off in 2014, the first series features 52 11-minute episodes and will debut on Cartoon Network in the US and CANAL J and GULLI in France with other territories to follow – with partners are actively being sought.
It’s described as a “character driven comedy” and will feature established co-star Tails, mainstays Knuckles and Amy Rose as well as established baddie Dr Eggman. New characters not seen before in the Sonic series will also star.
Creation of the series is being overseen by Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka.
“Sonic is the star of the Sega universe and the stage is now set for him to shine like never before,” Sega’s chief content officer for Sonic Hiroyuki Miyazaki said.
“By teaming up with world-class partners in television animation like Cartoon Network, Genao Productions and GULLI, we’re ensuring that the Sonic legacy will be introduced to a new generation of children across the globe.”