Sonic The Hedgehog SatAM (partially lost unused TV intro for animated series; 1993)

Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) (unused TV intro)
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Status Partially Lost

{{# Sonic The Hedgehog was a television show produced by DIC Entertainment in 1993 based off the popular Sega franchise. To avoid confusion with other television shows starring the blue hedgehog, fans have dubbed this series as Sonic SatAM.

Early into the show's production, an intro sequence was made using the early designs of the Freedom Fighters featured in the show's pilot episode. By the time the series went to air, an entirely new intro sequence using updated designs of the characters and a new theme song had been produced.

The original intro was supposedly only ever shown at the 1993 Summer Consumer Electronics Show. The final ten seconds of it have been recorded and posted online in addition to scans of animation cels from the intro. When Shout! Factory released the series onto DVD in 2007, a storyboard version of the original intro was included as bonus material. The remainder of the fully animated intro has yet to be found.

In 2006, the shows composer, Michael Tavera, shared a CD of conceptual demo music from the series with a fan who later uploaded it onto the internet. This CD featured several unused versions of the theme song. However, the music used in the video footage of the early animated intro appears to differ from any of the music included on that CD.


The final ten seconds of the fully animated intro.
Storyboards for the early intro of the animated show.




Anonymous user #1

17 months ago
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I might have this... I have all but one of the original VHS releases but I hevn't owned a VCR for years... I DO know for a fact that I own the lost Mario supershow VHS with the horrible dubbing errors and missing animations etc. it is the one with "Rockin' robin" in it

Can anyone confirm if this is on the original VHS releases? I remember them being VERY rare compared to the cartoony version, which was all over the place.


17 months ago
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Yeah, SatAM was harder to find on VHS in Europe, at least... I too recall mostly the Adventures series getting better, more frequent releases.

Anonymous user #2

12 months ago
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You own a lost MSS VHS?

I need my tissue box.

Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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Those VHS tapes are all over eBay and I don't see any mention that a totally scrapped intro was on any of them, so I don't get what you're even talking about


8 months ago
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I wonder why they released a storyboard version to DVD instead of the fully animated one

Anonymous user #3

6 months ago
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probably because they scrapped it before animating it & started over.
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