The SU Rumor mill is stirring and it seems Sonic Underground may be poised to make a return – but sadly, for its American and English fans, the American version may not be coming back anytime soon…
The Sonic Underground mailing list has been getting reports that either 40 new episodes or the myserious “Lost 25 Episodes” as noted by Ben Hurst earlier in its inception may be in production for a premier in South Africa and POSSIBLY in Australia. These two countries are the only two currently showing it regularly as its only shown in the US sporadically on Toon Disney and on again off again on Diggit in the UK and YTV in Canada. South African commercials are supposedly saying that a new season is on the way – where the toon is said to have had its best popularity. Ben said months ago that there were 65 written episodes, but only 40 showed here in America (65 is the regular syndication packet for a show, 40 for syndicators that want it cheaper). The remaining episodes were dubbed by SU fans as “the Lost 25”, and if theres any full truth to the story – then the Lost 25 would be in the new season. We’ll see when South Africa does its premieres. ^_^
We havent heard from Ben Hurst on the situation, but then again he may not know. We’ll send him an email asking him – but overall it would be a decision made by DiC and Sega. The policy of not premiering a cartoon in the origin of the country it was produced in (SU was produced in France, so it would make more sense to premiere it in France or Europe altogether) is not practiced very often, but it has been known to be done before. We’ll keep you posted more on the subject as we find out. And if this does mean the premier of “the Lost 25” in another country it brings up much questions concerning the new rumored Sonic cartoon as well as the status of SU in America and England….
We’ll keep you posted! ^___^
Source: Sonic Underground Mailing List