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Sega delivers on Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary

Sega delivers on Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary

For twenty years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been a massively popular icon for video games and animation, alike. Whether you’re watching Sonic X or playing Sonic the Hedgehog 4, the blue speedster has surely brought you hours of joy. Sega is looking to reward that dedication with their upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary celebration. To kick the party up a notch, the company is producing 1,000 specially crafted figurines that depict the Blue Blur. No word yet on how to get your own, but Sega is boldly proclaiming they will NOT be sold in stores. Stay TOONed right here for more info. In the meantime, check out the designs!

Sonic the Hedgehog Fanfilm in the works

Sonic the Hedgehog Fanfilm in the works

Since Sonic’s 20th Anniversary is arriving, why not celebrate the blue Hedgehog with an awesome fanfilm? Eddie Lebron, writer and director of the amazing feature length “Megaman” fanfilm, decided he’d deliver just that, and recently announced that feature our favorite Blue blur! The film will be a non-profit 10-20 minute short, free to download and to watch. It will be based around mostly about the games and some Satam elements, but is said to be a prequel, taking place before the very first game. Characters so far announced include: Sonic, Eggman and E series droids, which have taken the place of swatbots.  Other characters are still up for consideration (*cough* Tails and Knuckles *cough*). Despite being a live action film, Sonic will be completely CGI. Release information and other details are quickly approaching, which Lebron hoping for a June or July release. In the meantime, check out the first trailer

Two Sonic the Hedgehogs in Sega’s Sonic Generations

Two Sonic the Hedgehogs in Sega's Sonic Generations

Play as Classic Sonic! Play as Modern Sonic! Whether you’re an old school fan from the Sega Genesis and Dreamcast eras, or a new age fan from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic Colors, Sega’s latest blockbuster video game, Sonic Generations, has you covered. The title, set to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year, features a giant throwback to old fans while inviting new fans to jump aboard. 3D and 2D adventures mixed with blinding speed can only mean one thing; Sonic the Hedgehog is back – both of them – and they mean business.

Sonic Generations celebrates Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Generations celebrates Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is fast, blue, and just about to turn 20 years old. In celebration of the big 2-0, Sega is bringing out what could possibly be the biggest Sonic game to hit consoles in the two decades he’s been here. The title, Sonic Generations, will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year, readying to pay homage to the storied history of Sonic. The levels are like throwbacks to earlier Sonic games, re-imagining classics like the Green Hill Zone as throwbacks to the Sega Genesis, the Dreamcast, and so many eras between and since. Courtesy of some plot-based time holes, there are also multiple Sonics to choose from; the classic “chubby” Sonic, and the modern “skinny” Sonic, each with their own strengths and paths. The concept merges old with new, 3D with 2D, and all types of super hyper amaze-o speed. Best of all, it looks awesome. Check it!

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

From Fox Kids to Fox Box to 4Kids TV to Toonzai to… Chapter 11? The path 4Kids has traveled over the past few years has not always been kind to the animation giant. Now, after a series of lows including the loss of TMNT and Winx Club, the chaos of Chaotic, and the recent lawsuit and legal trouble with Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4Kids is now filing for bankruptcy under chapter 11. While it sounds scary, it does not immediately mean the end of Dinosaur King, Sonic X, or Magi-Nation. Often times, companies use these scenarios to rebuild and grow stronger. So what do you think, is this the beginning of the beginning? Or the beginning of the end?

TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union

TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union

Starting this fall, TheCW4Kids is no more. In it’s place, 4Kids Entertainment is launching a re-branded programming block dubbed Toonzai. Promos have already begun airing on The CW Saturday mornings to a number of mixed reviews, largely seemingly tainted against 4Kids. Our question to you; is that fair? 4Kids has been through a number of shakeups of late, and it doesn’t have the greatest fan-pleasing history across the internet. So is Toonzai a move in the right direction? Will fans still disapprove of the dubbing? What are your thoughts on the matter, ToonBarn audience?

TheCW4Kids to become Toonzai, says 4Kids Entertainment

TheCW4Kids to become Toonzai, says 4Kids Entertainment

There once was a time, before 4KidsTV, when Fox’s Saturday morning cartoon block was called FoxBox. Before The WB’s cartoon block became TheCW4Kids, it was the KidsWB. It seems like cartoons are always evolving and changing, and apparently the people at 4Kids Entertainment and The CW felt it was time for a re-branding of their Saturday block, as well. To kick off this Fall’s 2010-2011 season, the pair announced that the Saturday morning block between 7am and 12pm will now be known as Toonzai – perhaps a notable nod to the recently acquired Dragon Ball Z Kai? Z Kai = zai?

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