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'''''Sonic Live in Sydney''''' was an 1½ hour live show hosted at the Sega World Sydney amusement park.
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'''''Sonic Live in Sydney''''' was a 1½ hour live show hosted at the former Sega World Sydney amusement park in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The show went through two incarnations during its run, including a live show with dancers and costumed actors in its first-year run, before being replaced with a puppet show during its last two and a half years.
  
The live show was set in an alternate timeline based around the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' ("SatAM" version) animated series and the ''Sonic the Hedgehog 3'' video game where Doctor Robotnik's Death Egg crashes in Australia instead of Angel Island, causing him to attempt a takeover of Sydney.
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==Plot==
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The show's first incarnation was set in an alternate timeline based around the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' ("SatAM" version) animated series and the ''Sonic the Hedgehog 3'' video game where Doctor Robotnik's Death Egg crashes in Australia instead of Angel Island, causing him to attempt a takeover of Sydney.
  
There were three songs, respectively sung by Sonic, Dr. Robotnik, and Sally Acorn, of which have all been recorded on audio and uploaded on YouTube. However, no video footage of the live show itself has surfaced online.
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According to Phillip Einfeld of Phillip Einfeld Puppetoons (the company that was commissioned to revamp the show), Sega felt that the live show wasn't dynamic enough and wanted to change the show's format to be a puppet show with some animatronics by late 1997.<ref>[https://www.sonicstadium.org/2011/01/segaworld-sydney-the-forgotten-sonic-puppet-show/ Sonic Stadium's article on the puppet show.] Retrieved 04 May '18</ref> Despite the change in the show's format, the show's plot remained the same as its previous incarnation.
  
Both Sega World Sydney and, consequently, the live show, were closed in 2000, followed by the building it was hosted in being demolished in 2008, meaning that the chance of resurfacing footage being even lower.
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==Availability== 
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While the soundtrack of the show's first incarnation has been released on CD and is available to listen on YouTube, no CDs of the music performed in the show's second incarnation were ever released or is known to still exist. In addition, no footage of either incarnation of the show itself has surfaced online.
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The show's second incarnation was closed in 1999 for unknown reasons (presumably due to financial reasons), followed by Sega World Sydney closing in 2000 due to its low attendance issues and financial losses. The building for the theme park that the show was hosted in sat abandoned for eight years until it was demolished in 2008 to make way for the new headquarters of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Unless someone has recorded the show on their video cameras, footage of both incarnations of the show may be lost forever.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{#ev:youtube|fq4g6-uKVQM|320x240|center|Three songs from the show.|frame}}
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===First Incarnation (Live Show)===
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  |description1 =Three songs from the show.
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  |description2 =Personal footage of the costumed actors roaming in the park.
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SoniconStage.jpg|Scan of a boy Sonic high fived on stage. The set can be seen in the back.
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Soniccostume2.jpg|A photo of Sonic.
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SallyCostume.png|A photo of Sally's Costume
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</gallery>
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===Second Incarnation (Puppet Show)===
 
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:SoniconStage.jpg|Scan of a boy Sonic high fived on stage. The set can be seen in the back.
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Buddies-lyrics.jpg|A portion of the lyrics to the song "Buddies" in the revamped puppet show.
File:Soniccostume2.jpg|A photo of Sonic.
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Sonic Puppet Finale.jpg|A portion of the lyrics for the final song in the revamped puppet show.
File:SallyCostume.png|A photo of Sally's Costume
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Magic Mountain Concept Art.jpg|Concept art for the Magic Mountain in the puppet show.
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Puppet Set.jpg|The set used for the puppet show.
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Set Paint.jpg|An unknown employee painting the set of the puppet show.
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Magic Mountain.jpg|The Magic Mountain seen in the puppet show.
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Bird Announcer.jpg|A picture of the Bird Announcer animatronic on the stage.
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Sonic Puppet Show.jpg|A picture of the puppet show itself.
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Sonic Puppet.jpg|A picture of Sonic's puppet used in the show.
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Tails Puppet.jpg|A picture of Tails puppet used in the show.
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Sally Puppet.jpg|A picture of Sally's puppet used in the show.
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Robotnik Puppet.jpg|A picture of Robotnik's puppet used in the show.
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Robotnik Puppet 2.jpg|A picture of Robotnik's puppet with his actor.
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Robotnik, Sonic & Tails.jpg|A picture of Robotnik, Sonic and Tails' puppets together.
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Grounder Puppet.jpg|A picture of Grounder's puppet used in the show.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Reference==
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{{reflist}}
  
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[[Category:Lost audio]]
 
[[Category:Lost puppetry]]
 
[[Category:Lost puppetry]]
 
[[Category:Lost recordings of real incidents]]
 
[[Category:Lost recordings of real incidents]]
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[[Category:Completely lost media]]

Latest revision as of 20:13, 29 December 2020

Sonic live disney ost.jpg

The show's soundtrack on CD.

Status: Lost

Sonic Live in Sydney was a 1½ hour live show hosted at the former Sega World Sydney amusement park in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The show went through two incarnations during its run, including a live show with dancers and costumed actors in its first-year run, before being replaced with a puppet show during its last two and a half years.

Plot

The show's first incarnation was set in an alternate timeline based around the Sonic the Hedgehog ("SatAM" version) animated series and the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 video game where Doctor Robotnik's Death Egg crashes in Australia instead of Angel Island, causing him to attempt a takeover of Sydney.

According to Phillip Einfeld of Phillip Einfeld Puppetoons (the company that was commissioned to revamp the show), Sega felt that the live show wasn't dynamic enough and wanted to change the show's format to be a puppet show with some animatronics by late 1997.[1] Despite the change in the show's format, the show's plot remained the same as its previous incarnation.

Availability

While the soundtrack of the show's first incarnation has been released on CD and is available to listen on YouTube, no CDs of the music performed in the show's second incarnation were ever released or is known to still exist. In addition, no footage of either incarnation of the show itself has surfaced online.

The show's second incarnation was closed in 1999 for unknown reasons (presumably due to financial reasons), followed by Sega World Sydney closing in 2000 due to its low attendance issues and financial losses. The building for the theme park that the show was hosted in sat abandoned for eight years until it was demolished in 2008 to make way for the new headquarters of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Unless someone has recorded the show on their video cameras, footage of both incarnations of the show may be lost forever.

Gallery

First Incarnation (Live Show)

Three songs from the show.
Personal footage of the costumed actors roaming in the park.

Second Incarnation (Puppet Show)

Reference