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The cult ’90s Saturday morning cartoon The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a Blu-ray release.
Discotek Media announced on Twitter that it was releasing the entire series in February 2022 in North America (meaning it will be a Region A release).
All 65 episodes will be included, and will be “closest to the master video this will ever look”, the company claims.
Because the original show was in standard definition, the set will be what Discotek calls an ‘SD on BD’ release.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog intro
This means that although the show will be on Blu-ray discs, the episodes will be in standard 480p definition.
This also means, however, that the entire series can be stored on just two discs, with disc 1 containing episodes 1-50 and disc 2 containing episodes 51-65 and a number of special features.
These include the Christmas Special, entitled Sonic Christmas Blast, and the original sales pilot.
The set will also include the original rushes for the first episode, as well as commentary by artist and animator Milton Knight on two episodes, the pilot and the rushes.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was produced by DiC Entertainment and Sega of America, and ran from 1993 to 1996.
The show followed Sonic and Tails as they defended their home of Mobius from Dr Robotnik and his Badnik helpers, including a chicken called Scratch, a mole called Grounder and a monkey called Coconuts.
It cast Jaleel White as Sonic and Christopher Welch as Tails. White would go on to portray Sonic again in the subsequent cartoon series Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Underground.