New York Toy Fair has a ton of cool information regarding Sonic the Hedgehog’s 2016 plans, including release dates for games, event information, and news that Sonic Boom will have a second season. Tomy, which currently holds the Sonic toy license, had the above sign on display at their booth which reveals that a second season is in production and will be airing on Cartoon Network in fall 2016. The first season ran for 52 eleven minute episodes, and while there is no indication that season 2 will be the same length, it is likely.
Also revealed is that hulu will be streaming the first season in spring of 2016. This is great news for fans who want to catch up on the series, though it may also be bad news for those hoping for an American DVD release. While DVD volumes of the series has already started to release in the UK, there has been no news of a DVD release in America. The fact that hulu is streaming the series may mean that SEGA opted to stream rather than go the physical route. The plus side is that hulu will be, presumably, in HD whereas the DVDs are not.
Congrats to the cast and crew of Sonic Boom on a second season! Having followed Sonic cartoons in the west since 1993, I know full well that receiving a second season is a big deal. The ABC Saturday morning Sonic the Hedgehog is the only other western produced Sonic series to hit two seasons, and that one only had 26 twenty-two minute episodes. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, meanwhile, ran for one season of 65 episodes at twenty-two minutes each (plus an unaired pilot and Christmas special). Assuming Sonic Boom season 2 is another 52 eleven minute episodes, that would place the series as the longest running western Sonic series and would place the runtime as being only second to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. The Japan produced Sonic X ran for two series with 78 twenty-two minute episodes, making it the longest running Sonic cartoon series globally.
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