was the third animated series to feature Sega's popular video
game character, Sonic the Hedgehog. As with the previous two
series, ABC's Sonic the Hedgehog and the syndicated Adventures
of Sonic the Hedgehog, this show took on a slightly different
direction and tone than the other series.
This time Sonic was one of three siblings, who together
were known as the hit rock band "Sonic Underground" - but this
was merely a cover to hide their true identities. In reality
they were the children of Aleena, queen of Mobius, who
separated her children and hid them away at an early age to
keep them safe from the evil dictator who overthrew her and
killed her husband: Sonic's age-old enemy, Dr. Robotnik.
Robotnik learned of a prophecy from the Oracle of Delphius
that the hedgehogs would one day find their mother and become
the Council of Four, thus defeating him and restoring peace to
He immediately schemed to ensure the super-charged siblings
did not fulfill this premonition. But with the aid of powerful
medallions, Sonic, his brother Manic and their sister Sonia
were determined to take the fight to Robotnik and his swat
bots, as well as take the fight for freedom to a whole new
Two canine bounty hunters, the conniving Sleet and the
strong but stupid Dingo, served as Robotnik's leading henchmen
in this series.
40 episodes were made for Sonic underground, but only 30
were broadcast before the show was cancelled.