Turns out there might be another Sonic animation in the works on top of the one SEGA is already apparently producing. And it could be an Archie-influenced production! Sonic comic artist and writer Ken Penders revealed that he has been in talks with animators about making a Knuckles comic-based series.
In a post on his message board, Penders said that the discussions are in the initial phase but due to SEGA’s feedback it will likely feature both Sonic and Knuckles. Full message board announcement can be seen below.
I was approached by one of the producers who had been involved with a Dreamworks animated project about the possibility of an animated Knuckles film based on the comics series. Some initial discussions took place, but because there were was some question as to the availability of the rights, the project went nowhere.
Currently, Sega’s contention is that if such a project were to be done, they would want both Sonic and Knuckles involved. This, in fact, is the approach they’re taking with the latest animated series currently in production, as well as another animated project currently in development with my involvement.
The only thing I can say at this point is that if the second project does come to pass, besides Sonic, Knuckles, Tails and Doctor Robotnik – which is a given – there’s a better than even chance that Sally, Bunnie, Antoine, Rotor, Julie-Su, Lara-Le, Locke, Snively, Crabmeat, Jules, Bernie, Rouge and Shadow will also be featured. And if they can’t play a main part in the story, it’s also possible Vector, Mighty, Espio, Geoffrey and Hershey will be featured in quick cameo appearances.
I’ll release more details when the time is right. Stay tuned.