Sonic the Hedgehog Hangs Out on Cartoon Network's OK K.O.!
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The fastest blue hero in gaming starred in a special episode of Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes series alongside his trusted pal Tails on Sunday. The episode was full of throwbacks to the classic game series, OVA, and definitely had me missing the old 2D cartoon show.
Viewers seemed to enjoy the cross-over episode, too. One scene where Tails apologizes to K.O. has spurred a new meme: Tails is canonically Canadian. Most of the series' characters say "sorry" with that familiar Canadian pronunciation but why ruin a good meme?
It's subtle and you might have missed it, but the OK K.O. Sonic episode gave us an extremely important piece of lore: namely, Tails' home country pic.twitter.com/0C09xFSRO1— Triple-Q (@TripleKyun) August 5, 2019
who would've guessed? pic.twitter.com/7reMBqUKi4— KuleDewd (@theRealKD_YT) August 5, 2019
Series creator Ian Jones-Quartey was touched by the positive comments and released the character sheets for both Sonic and Tails on Twitter. Jones-Quartey wrote that Sonic Team's own Kazuyuki Hoshino gave feedback and contributed to the designs.
Thank you all for the kind words on the OK KO! Episode "Let's Meet Sonic"! As a treat, here's our original model sheets for Sonic and Tails by our character designer @benbatesart (Sonic Team's Kazuyuki Hoshino gave us input and helped us finish the designs!🙏) pic.twitter.com/aUeClBnAYu— ianjq (@ianjq) August 5, 2019
Jones-Quartey told Den of Geek that he wanted to honor every version of Sonic in the episode, including Sonic CD. Jones-Quartey cited Sonic CD has one of his own major influences.
“The intro to Sonic CD is one of my largest influences in the way the OK K.O. characters, when they have their hands balled up into fists they just become balls. That's something I stole from Sonic CD,” Jones-Quartey said.
The episode's soundtrack is also available for streaming now.
Source: Den of Geek! (Shamus Kelly)