Talk:Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)

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Other Sonic Series[edit]

There are three Western Sonic cartoons:

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog: The Animated Series And Sonic Underground

There are two Japanese Sonic Anime:

The O.V.A. And Sonic_X

I don't think they are all equally represented: the Western cartoons are wildly different from one another, and from the games, while the Japanese Anime are closer to the videogame style. All were influential in shaping the Sonic franchise, but they are only loosely related and the Western cartoons, although they shaped more of Sonic (all the way up to Sonic and the Black Knight) They are declared unfit for reference material, other Sonic "reference" sites refuse to reference them appropriately. Sonic Underground and The Adventures of Sonic need some TLC, Sonic: the Animated Series needs more recognition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.85.210.203 (talk) 13:21, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Personal opinions[edit]

Personal opinions masquerading as referenced content (specifically lines such as "Due to its groundbreaking format and over-arching plot, the cartoon has had a strong cult following.") need to be sourced to independent reliable sources. Just adding links to fan websites will not cut it. MikeWazowski (talk) 21:45, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

"need to be sourced to independent reliable sources" They were already sourced to resonably reliable independent sources: the fan-sites themselves. Those fanmade, fan supported websites include useful information not found anywhere else. (certainly, they are good references to the "strong cult following". If you can find better third-party references, it would be appreciated. Until then, please endavor to actually improve the article, or increase your knowledge on the subject so you may actually do so. Until that happens, the fan-sites will remain as references. 65.191.242.235 (talk) 15:06, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Furthermore, those fan-sites contained useful information in the "cancelled videogames" section. If they are not legitimate sources, they should not have been used at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.191.242.235 (talk) 15:17, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Quite correct about there being a cult following, although I must say this was a total surprise to me. Not only is there a dedicated wiki on Wikia about this series, but there is actually a fan made continuation of season 3 in comic book form called "sea3on" at http://www.sonicsatam.com/ im going to add this to the page and use this as a source. I also see there is a youtube channel that claims that they will be releasing some animated videos on a "season 3" very soon, i will post an update on this once I can confirm this. Its unknown if they have based it on the comics made by Fans united for SatAM To say there is no cult following to this show is incorrect, such fan made sites and fan made comics are testimony to this.--Nzoomed (talk) 02:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not a fan of this cartoon anymore (I only like a few episodes from season one), but I agree that this show does have a cult following like Sonic the Comic. Sonic the Comic also has a fan made continuation called STC Online, which is mentioned in its own article, though I think STC Online is more popular than "season 3". Tails3333 (talk) 14:16, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Replacement[edit]

There's a claim in the article bolstered by a fan site stating that the series was intended as a replacement for Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, which ABC rejected. The other story going around was that both series were produced concurrently, and considering that Adventures had a standard order of 65 episodes produced (as opposed to just a pilot for network execs), that is the more likely situation. Unless a reliable source says either-or, I don't think either claim should be in the article. --Jtalledo (talk) 17:33, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

This article is a trainwreck, filled with all sorts of WP:OR, unverifiable information, and fansite cruft/junk. I'd support removing any of that type of stuff. (Your example definitely included.) I wanted to fix up the article some, but it's just so long, and bad, that I haven't found the motivation. Sergecross73 msg me 18:01, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Same here. I wouldn't know where to begin... Oh well. --Jtalledo (talk) 23:40, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

From what ive been reading, it appears it is possible that both were being produced at the same time, but only partially. DiC had 2 seperate teams working on both series, but it appears that the TV network did not like "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" and this was more than likely due to its low budget and poor quality, so another team of producers at DiC was assigned to do a new series, but obviously they kept the rest of the episodes of AoSTH going until the end of its first season. Im pretty sure this is correct, ill have to dig up the sources, ive read quite a bit on this and i think even the story writer Ben Hurst said in a blog that this was the case, but i could be wrong, ill have to dig up the pages ive visited.--Nzoomed (talk) 02:57, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Possible sources for future use. (It really is hard scrounging up WP:RS's for this show, considering it's name and timeframe...) Sergecross73 msg me 20:48, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Retro Junk isn't reliable and the last three are blogs. They're still better than all the fan sites that were used though. --Jtalledo (talk) 22:29, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I wasn't sure about Retro Junk, I thought it might be, but I think its some other site that starts with "Retro" that WP:VG deems reliable. And yeah, I know and agree, these aren't so great, but I figured that like you said, they're better than all those fansites. I've trimmed down a bunch of the trivia/cruft from those fansites, but there's still plenty more that should be shortened/removed. (Like most/all the pre-production info, for instance.) Sergecross73 msg me 23:13, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Well, I've added some info to the "Reception" section. I think the Gargoyles Wikipedia article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargoyles_(TV_series) - could be used as a basis to make this article better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tails3333 (talkcontribs) 18:40, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that. Thank you for finding those. Not sure how I didn't come across them when I was looking for sources previously. Thanks for your general help with cleaning up the article as well... Sergecross73 msg me 18:52, 2 May 2012 (UTC)