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Well the reason it stands out is usually Mike Pollock (and presumably others) don't record next to each other, but at a distance and send clips in. That they're apparently all on the ground rather than simply recording locally is a step in the right direction for building interaction in the studio.

I mean, they do some great work even when apart... when they're recording face to face it's sure to be beautiful.

 

Eh, almost everyone in the cast primarily records alone; they all do a large number of anime and video game projects, so when they get a chance to sit down in a room together and play off of each other it must be rare. I'm just saying I don't feel it's all that surprising that the producers would arrange for the actors to record together when it's standard practice. I suppose Pollock is kind of a special case when he's the only one in the cast that doesn't live in California (unless this has changed recently), but it is nice they found a way to accommodate him so he can record with the group. But if FUNimation can fly out Kyle Hebert to record Gohan every year, I don't see how a bigger operation like Cartoon Network can't afford the same.

 

But I do agree (as I've already said) that the cast will likely turn in some great work (and they're a consistently good group of actors to begin with).

 

 

I'm not keeping up with Boom news really. Who said they were all recording together?

 

Apparently Mike Pollock confirmed this much on some charity stream/interview recently.

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I'm not keeping up with Boom news really. Who said they were all recording together?

Apparently Mike Pollock did in a Project 24 interview, him and the entire cast met and ate dinner together, so they'll have actual chemistry recording together.

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Apparently Mike Pollock did in a Project 24 interview, him and the entire cast met and ate dinner together, so they'll have actual chemistry recording together.

Oh no, those are being mixed up.

In Project 24, he said that he was flown in to record some lines with the cast.

Whereas a more recent charity stream had him confirming that he and the cast were recording together.

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Well as it was proven tonight with the PPG special, you can bring together the original voice actors all you want but it doesn't mean squat if they bring their A-game and the writing, art, progression, and script are all D-quality.

Aaaaaaaaaand now I'm scared of Knuckles.

 

L8 bro by 74 pages. ;p

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Most of the voice actors do well enough working separately, so it's assumed that if they can build off each other it could make a product that's better than what's usually put out. Especially if they allow ad-libbed lines to make the final cut, as usually happens at least a few times with projects like this.

 

I still am anxious to see the actual models, myself. I really hope we're at least treated to those well in advance of the show's release.

 

With regards to anything cartoon-related making it to Sonic Boom 2014, well, I will just say this: SEGA, shut up and take my rings.

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I'm kind of an ignorant about how dubbing an animated series works so tell me if I got it right:

 

the voice acting record comes before or after the episodes are animated?

 

Before, the animation is then synced to the voices.

 

Unless the voice acting is dubbing of course...

 

Doesn't mean that some animation isn't stilll being madeof course and there'll still be modelling etc. going on as the cast are being recorded but yeah, generally the voices come first.

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Well as it was proven tonight with the PPG special, you can bring together the original voice actors all you want but it doesn't mean squat if they bring their A-game and the writing, art, progression, and script are all D-quality.

 

L8 bro by 74 pages. ;p

Oh, sorry then >_<

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The thing I'm most worried about this show is the re-designs the characters have gone through, specially Knuckles and Sonic. If they will get along with them, I hope these designs don't make it to the games.

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I think there's a chance that elements of the Boom designs could be integrated into a future game if they become absolutely outlandishly popular.  That's not going to happen, though.  You can tell from the fact that this thread is literally over a thousand posts of people complaining about them.

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We're the old fanbase, though. SEGA has established they could care less about their established fans, instead wanting to pick up new blood. This cartoon will do just that, as cartoons can reach far more kids than games can in all likelihood.

Their attitude is not entirely unjustified from a business perspective - social pressure sees to it that a lot of older fans won't be as interested or willing to show their interest in a series that is ultimately for younger audiences.

They may give us Crush 40 and the like at events as a homage to long-standing fans, but I think for the most part the long-term fanbase isn't what they're catering to.

I wouldn't be surprised if these designs did make it into the games, if SEGA has any plans on retaining its uniformity fixation. That is, unless the show is horribly panned - see how Eggman's 06 design never again saw the light of day.

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We're the old fanbase, though. SEGA has established they could care less about their established fans, instead wanting to pick up new blood. This cartoon will do just that, as cartoons can reach far more kids than games can in all likelihood.

Their attitude is not entirely unjustified from a business perspective - social pressure sees to it that a lot of older fans won't be as interested or willing to show their interest in a series that is ultimately for younger audiences.

They may give us Crush 40 and the like at events as a homage to long-standing fans, but I think for the most part the long-term fanbase isn't what they're catering to.

I wouldn't be surprised if these designs did make it into the games, if SEGA has any plans on retaining its uniformity fixation. That is, unless the show is horribly panned - see how Eggman's 06 design never again saw the light of day.

 

If that is the case, I really hope this series don't get much success. 

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I fail to see why everyone is suddendly afraid that Sonic Boom universe will replace the games universe forever.

 

It's just a cartoon series, a different continuity, like AoStH, SatAM, Underground and X.

 

As for the new design... it's just an alternative design. Like Mario's appearance in Paper Mario: it didn't replace the official Mario, instead it just stays in his own continuity.

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As for the new design... it's just an alternative design. Like Mario's appearance in Paper Mario: it didn't replace the official Mario, instead it just stays in his own continuity.

The main reason is that SEGA more or less has had an interest in uniform designs since the late 90s. While they asked Archie to change the designs and Fleetway did it out of courtesy, I wouldn't have been surprised if it forced it on both of them given time. Also note that while there was a huge divergence between the games and the earlier cartoons, Sonic X borrowed a lot of elements and copied the designs completely.

It's not an unreasonable fear that the cartoon could influence the games with this in mind. On the other hand, SEGA might be loosening its grip on things and will allow some more variation in design...

I guess we'll just have to wait to see.

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So this went from likely-crapper to possible-clapper. That bit with the robot's name made me giggle a bit and the design of the robots, if that one is anything to go by, look cool.

 

Also the fact that this isn't going to affect the main games makes me more likely to watch this.

 

...Eggman's pince-nez needs to be shinier and his moustache larger tho' :U

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