I’m thinking about how much I used to love the awful, terrible, absolutely egregiously bad Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon. Like, it is a bad kid’s TV show by most metrics, unless your metric is the consumption of chilli dogs. But, oh, did I love it. And seeing Sonic in a cartoon again — a good cartoon, at that? It’s nice.
Courtesy of Cartoon Network, this clip from ’s crossover with Sonic is a sweet clip of Sonic, all ego and speed, teaching — or, well, not teaching — his new friend how to spin dash. It feels like an homage both to the all-attitude TV Sonic and the style and speediness of the games.
It’s a fantastic time to love old video games and new cartoons, and this is one of the most fun animated homages I’ve seen in some time.