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Trivia: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Creator Backlash: According to Milton Knight, many of the staffers openly despised working on this show. Knight himself enjoyed working on it, but found the animation, writing, and most of the voice acting to be quite shoddy.
  • Depending on the Artist TMS: As anyone can tell you, TMS did 5 episodes and the opening. However, due to Farewell to Nostradamus and a smaller budget then what TMS normally got from Warner Bros. on their shows, the bulk of the animation was outsourced. Listed below are the animation directors and outsourcing units used during production.note 
    • Opening: Toshihiko Masuda; In house.
    • "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds Part 1"/"Blackbot the Pirate": Kazuhide Tomonaga; Nakamura Productions.
    • "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds Part 2"/"Hedgehog of the Hound Table": Kenji Hachizaki; Anime Spot.
    • "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds Part 3"/"Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme": Atsuko Tanaka; Actas.
    • "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds Part 4"/"Prehistoric Sonic": Toshihiko Masuda; Studio Jungle Gym.
    • "Super Robotnik": Kenji Hachizaki (first half, left during production to work on Farewell to Nostradamus), Yuichiro Yano (second half), Hiroyuki Aoyama (the Sonic Sez segment of the episode); in-house.
  • Depending on the Artist (other studios): The quality of the characters and animation as a whole tend to change between episodes.
  • Executive Meddling: Sonic Christmas Blast was originally intended to be titled An X-Tremely Sonic Christmas as a tie-in with the game Sonic X-treme, but the game's cancellation forced it to be titled for Sonic 3D Blast instead.
    • Dr. Robotnik was originally conceived as television's sexiest fat man. The animators weren't up to the challenge, but it didn't stop them from slipping in a lot of shirtless scenes and scenes that draw too much attention on Robotnik's rear end (and, of course, the completely unnecessary bikini pic from "Hero of the Year.")
  • Fake American: Jaleel White was the only American voice actor. Everyone else in the cast was based in Vancouver. Although...
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: The episode "Grounder the Genius" features two of the actual sound effects from the Sonic gamesnote  in one part of one scene; specifically, the "jump" and "ring" sound effects.
    • One episode has Mario sound effects when Robotnik pushes a few buttons. This could be due to the fact that DiC also made the Mario cartoons, so they certainly had the sound effects on-hand already.
    • One of the "running" sound effects (used in numerous other cartoons) would later be used as one of the sound effects when landing on a spring in modern Sonic games.
    • The Mario sound effects later appear in "Attack of the Pinball Fortress".note 
    • The "derez" sound effect from TRON can be heard in "Robitnik's Rival".
    • The "spider" sound effect from Centipede can be heard in "Coachnik".
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: If you grew up in the 1990s with the TGIF block on ABC, you will recognize the voice of Sonic as Steve Urkel. Older viewers, particularly the parents of the viewing demographic, will recognize the voice of Dr. Robotnik as the late singer Long John Baldry who was also the voice of Captain Capacitor, the Crimson Binome.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Robotnik sings much worse than his voice actor, Long John Baldry.
  • Playing Against Type: Coconuts' voice actor Ian James Corlett is also the voice of Mega Man in the Ruby-Spears cartoon.Sonic Underground didn't help either.
  • Talking to Himself: Katella and Mama Robotnik are both voiced by Kathleen Barr. When she was playing Mama Robotnik in "Zoobotnik" she made her voice lower and gruffer than she had sounded previously.
  • What Could Have Been: The cartoon was going to last longer, but it played the 65-Episode Cartoon trope straight.
    • There was a workprint of a pilot episode that was screened when the cartoon was being pitched to ABC. Unfortunately, the network hated it and instead preferred DiC's second idea of a Sonic-themed television series, ultimately leading to the pilot being scrapped. The workprint itself can be seen on YouTube.

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