Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Hyper '90s 'toon boasts good messages for kids.

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age 7+

It´s Sonic!

With the Sonic 2020 movie hype over let´s got back to 90s to watch Sonic. Lots of action and, consumerim and some out of context like in other classic Sonic cartoons that´s not here on Common Sense. Best to watch on an used VHS with your family on a boring day with chili dogs. In this version you get Sonic Sez that was the youths memes for the young crowd long before Youtube memes.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (34):

Sonic made his TV debut in the early ‘90s, shortly after the advent of the Sega video game on which the show was loosely based. The series itself is full of the zany mischief kids love in cartoons, and parents will notice that it does strive harder than most of its modern-day peers to drive home positive messages about responsibility, personal safety, and other age-appropriate issues. Another bonus? There's little fear of commercial tie-ins since the show is nearly two decades old.

The show's slapstick style lends itself to plenty of comical accidents like getting flattened by a steamroller or falling down an embankment, but in true cartoon fashion, injuries are rare. Parents' biggest beef with the show is likely to be the language, which is peppered with name-calling ("jerk," "meathead," "brat") and other demeaning terms, as well as "shut up" and "hate." While it doesn't necessarily cross any lines, it's probably not the type of stuff you want your kids repeating on a regular basis.

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