Complete Series of 1999 Animated Series “Sonic Underground” Available On iTunes
While many fans of Sonic The Hedgehog preferred the original “Sonic” cartoon to this incarnation, “Sonic Underground” won a small yet loyal cult following. About 5 years ago, the complete series was made available on DVD in two separate volumes (even making a production error with the first set). For those of you that prefer digital copies of your shows, you’ll be happy to learn that the entire 40 episode series has now been made available on iTunes, and is ready for your purchasing pleasure.
The show takes place in a different continuity than the previous “Sonic” cartoon series. Queen Aleena, the kind and fair ruler of Mobius, was overthrown by Dr. Robotnik and his robotic armies. Robotnik took control of the planet and forced her to hiding. Queen Aleena separated and hid her three children, who were Sonic, Manic and Sonia, after the Oracle of Delphius told her of a prophecy: one day they would reunite with their mother to form the “Council of Four”, overthrow Robotnik, and become the rightful rulers of Mobius once more. Meanwhile, Dr. Robotnik did his best to set up an autocratic government, and legally turned anyone who stood against him in robots devoid of freewill, and forced the nobles into paying large amounts of money to him as tribute.
The three siblings have powerful medallions that can change into musical instruments, and also weapons when the triplets are in perfect harmony with each other. Sonic’s medallion is an electric guitar. Sonia’s medallion is a keyboard that functions as a smoke machine, Manic’s medallion is a drum set that can be used as an “earth controller” with cymbals that can deflect laser fire. All of the medallions can be used as laser guns. The three use the amulets not only to fight Robotnik’s forces but to also as instruments for their underground (illegal) rock band, “Sonic Underground”.
The programs episodes are divided into two different volumes of 20 episodes per volume, or you can purchase individual episodes instead. Each volume costs $27.99, while each episode alone costs just $1.99 each. (Purchasing the volumes instead of the episodes on their own will save you $11.81 for one volume, or $23.62 for both.) Currently, no other Sonic series are available on iTunes. However it could very well be assumed that if his release is financially successful, the other DIC & Cookie Jar Sonic series, including the original Saturday morning programs “Sonic The Hedgehog” and “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog”, very well could have a chance of becoming available on iTunes as well.