After around five months of searching, I’ve put together an amateur Sonic SatAM animation archive containing every still preserved image of production media from the show, as well as additional information rescued from defunct or obscure websites. I will eventually do the same for the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Underground. I believe I’ve reached the limit of what I can accomplish searching alone and am asking for help from other fans. Here is the link to the archive, currently hosted on Dropbox. It’s also backed up on my hard drive, in case anything happens to the online version. All materials are organised by character and episode: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2w80ygi9rosz7bl/AAD19puzRNjf2iXVapg4ZZ2ha?dl=0 The plan is that once the SatamHistorian has completed his book about the production history of the show and its fanbase, the archive will be moved to that book’s website. Here are some previews of what you can expect to find (the image links are fixed now!). Many of these images aren’t hosted anywhere else: Spoiler: Colour scripts Spoiler: Pilot material re-purposed for Sonic Spinball and other concept art Spoiler: Storyboard pages (not many, unfortunately) Spoiler: Character model sheets, from pilot to Season 2 Spoiler: Prop model sheets Spoiler: Background layouts Spoiler: Environment concepts Spoiler: Location model sheets Spoiler: Earliest concepts from DiC's initial Sonic cartoon pitch to SEGA, late 1991 Spoiler: SatAM-related merchandise Spoiler: Some goofy materials When the concept art, model sheets, and colour scripts for DiC’s 90s Sonic cartoons were sold by POP KING-inc on eBay back in 2014 (which was posted about on the forum), there was no comprehensive effort to save images of the materials. Most have now been permanently lost, with only a fraction posted on forums or saved in lower quality by the eBay auction site Worthpoint. If the auctions ended, and the auction images weren't re-hosted anywhere else, and were, as far as I know, not saved by anybody, then those pieces of concept art are gone forever. Here is one example of a page saved through the Wayback Machine which contains a Knothole concept art that now only exists as a low quality thumbnail as far as I know. Here is a forum post on Sonic Stadium where people discuss a "cute, Japanese-looking Sonic with a cake on his head" SatAM concept that has never been re-hosted anywhere and is lost unless somebody saved it. At one point, almost 250, if not more, SatAM-related materials were on sale. SatAM in particular is important because it was the first Sonic cartoon to be approved and enter production (much earlier than you would think) and the only one that Sega of Japan had direct involvement with, with Sega of America translating scripts into Japanese for feedback and revisions. When these concepts appeared on eBay, forum users were (understandably) more focused on the zany, out-there looking early concepts, and didn't post or discuss the backgrounds, environmental concepts, model sheets, or high quality developed concepts, leading to a lot of genuinely great work being lost (some of which was re-discovered very recently, thanks to Twitter user BrainBot, who had actually saved some of the bit-crunched, thumbnail images I identified through the Wayback Machine in higher quality). These lost materials also provide context for other Sonic media that DiC provided SatAM materials for, like Sonic Spinball, the Archie comics, the 90s Golden Books and Troll Associates books, and even AoStH and Underground, which re-used or re-interpreted SatAM materials during their pre-production. I was a young teenager back in 2014. I’m hoping some older fans had the foresight that these materials, which were likely sourced from an old DiC warehouse clearout, would never be sold again and would be lost if nobody hit right click + save as. Theoretically, there may be other sources for materials that had multiple copies made for staff, like model sheets, storyboards, and backgrounds (the Pixel Games Squad recently acquired a SatAM prop model sheet folder which they plan to scan. I have also contacted several people both directly and indirectly involved with the show who may have materials to preserve). But for concept art, there is no alternative source but these 2014/2015 auctions. If you saved ANY images from this time, or know anybody who may have, or bought any items and would be willing to take pictures or make scans, please provide them in this thread or make a Google Drive/Dropbox and link it! Alternatively, you can contact me on here or send me a DM on my Twitter account PlaceandH. SatAM pilot model sheets will have the generic Sonic the Hedgehog brand logo in the corner, while Season 1 and Season 2 model sheets will have the show’s logo. If you are unsure whether the images you have saved are SatAM related, please share them anyway, if you’re willing! It will help when I move to AoStH and Underground as well. I can appreciate that just dumping a lot of media into the ether with no context or supplied information can be unhelpful, especially where there is so little information available about the production of SatAM, including on Sonic Retro itself. I will be making weekly posts about particular aspects of the show’s production in this thread, which are EXTREMELY obscure (like, only two or three people may know these things, obscure). If you found yourself reading this post and went “huh, SatAM stuff was translated into Japanese and sent to SoJ???” then this is the thread for you haha. I hope that, even if you aren’t into animation history or SatAM itself, you may find some enjoyment from my esoteric weekly postings here and it may help you understand why particular aspects of the show are the way they are. I will also be making a follow-up post about the naming conventions used and providing credit to every person and website which was sourced from to make this archive, which materials are incomplete and pending completion, as well as pointing out which things were provided by me directly (I don’t own any SatAM production media myself unfortunately, but I did help edit, digitise and write-up various things). Enjoy!