Mike Arcade, on 15 April 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:
Metal Man88, on 15 April 2012 - 09:52 PM, said:
There were too many characters and too little time to really develop them all in the paltry 26 22-minute episodes worth of time given. As such you could probably remove 2 or 3 of them and have a better show in almost any case. Barring removing Sonic, of course.
These protos seem to indicate it was once more like AOSTH, which is sort of interesting.
True, then again the show was ment for more then 2 seasons
But all the characters had their own charms to them, even Antoine had his charms. My favorites outside of Sonic, Tails, and Robotnik has to be Bunnie, Sally, and Rotor in that order, with Dulcy, Antoine, and Snivilly (can't spell his name on the fly to save my life) being characters that bring in some great comedic moments in the show that balance out the show's dark tone.
The reason the series was almost like Adventures of Sonic is because Adventures was the first series that was developed by DiC. That was the series originally pitched to ABC, who turned it down because they wanted something a bit more substantial for their Saturday morning block. That is when they began developing the Saturday morning series as we know it. However, it did take a few twists and turns. Originally, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was meant to be in the same universe, with it serving as the prequel series and the Saturday morning one taking place immediately after. It's pretty easy to tell that isn't the case in the final product, but this animation is right in that weird middle ground, more than likely done before the pilot was even finalized. It is also interesting to point out that this unused opening is the only time Bunnie Rabbot's half-roboticization was ever animated, since they teased it in Blast to the Past but never showed it happening.
Even though I only really enjoy the series from a nostalgic mindset at this point, I still wish that they had finished it up. They could have wrapped up in season 3, or maybe even continued it into a fourth. But I wouldn't want to see the Saturday morning series go on forever. The storyline wasn't set up to go on indefinitely, which is something that became abundantly clear in the Archie comic book. They've found their footing now, but there was a point where they just...had no idea where to take it. But that's something for another topic entirely.
Either way, it would be nice to see more of this animation. It would also be nice to figure out where those other early concepts fit into all of this - the ones with the vastly different Freedom Fighters and the lack of Tails. I'm curious as to if those ideas were thrown about before they thought of Adventures and simply shelved them away until they were forced to revisit them, or if they were drawn up after it was decided that they were going to make two separate animated series. it's something that's never really been discussed.