Good morning world, time for a TV trailer review. As some of you may be aware, Sega releases the first footage for both the Sonic Boom TV show and video game. I was shocked to say the least, but now that I’ve had a night to sleep on it and gather my thoughts I’m actually warming up to the idea of Sonic Boom in both areas. So today I’m gonna go through my thoughts on the TV preview that was released last night.
Check out the trailer here:
The animation is full-on 3D CGI and while I’m not overly keen on the over-abundance of CGI-based cartoons and films showing up in the world these days, here it is fine and natural. It looks almost as good as the pre-rendered cut scenes in the current video games which is a nice surprise, the only things that stick out about it is that it looks a tiny be choppy and robotic at times and the new art designs for Sonic, Eggman and Tails took my eyes a little adjusting. Oh and speaking of the art style, I’m actually kind of digging it, Tails looks fine, Sonic’s lanky body takes some getting used to but otherwise he’s fine (I didn’t even notice/care for the blue arms) and Eggman, even though he’s not as round as usual he looks nice too.
It is also clear that this will be a kids show as the humour is straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon complete with physical and verbal humour. I like the exchanges between Sonic and Eggman, it feels very natural and quite funny and reminds me of the recent interactions they had in Sonic Lost World. Roger Craig Smith, Kate Higgins and Mike Pollock sound on-form as Sonic, Tails and Dr. Eggman and that’s always good to hear.
Right now there is still no sign of Knuckles and Amy so we’ve yet to see how they’ll fare in this show personality-wise or as part of a team. I’m concerned for Amy because her current voice actress SUCKS and I’m okay with not seeing Knuckles because his redesign for this show I still haven’t adjusted to yet.
In conclusion I’m liking what I’m seeing right now, this does have the potential to be a pretty good cartoon and if the humour and action hold up, Sonic Boom could easily be the best adaptation of the Sonic franchise so far.