Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series based on the Sega video game franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. The series was produced by DIC Entertainment and Bohbot Communications and was first broadcast in September 1993, running for 65 episodes, with a christmas special airing in 1996.
The series follows the adventures of the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his sidekick Tails, as they attempt to stop Dr. Robotnik and his array of robots from taking over the planet Mobius. Episodes of the show normally revolved around Sonic and Tails foiling Robotnik's latest villainous scheme to dominate the zany, colorful world of Planet Mobius. At the end of each episode, Dr. Robotnik's plan would ultimately fail due to Sonic's efforts and his own incompetence.
The plots often used elements loosely borrowed from the storyline of the Sonic video games series. Two of Robotnik's henchbots, Grounder and Coconuts, are directly based on badniks that appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The series also incorporated several recurring original characters not seen in the games, such as the henchbot Scratch, Robotnik's mother and Wes Weasley, a salesman and con-man, not dissimilar to Phil Silvers. The show's other characters largely consist of non-human creatures, such as anthropomorphic animals and robots.
The end of each episode is bookended by an additional segment called "Sonic Says" (or "Sonic Sez", as Tails misspelled it on screen). This segment teaches viewers life lessons about subjects such as alcohol abuse and general safety. The segment was edited out during the original UK broadcasts.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog has a total of 65 episodes spread over 1 season that were produced from September 1993 to December 1993. A christmas special based on the series, titled "Sonic Christmas Blast" aired in 1996.