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Sonic The Hedgehog Joins OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes In An Upcoming Episode To Save The Day

by Joseph Stanichar on Jul 19, 2019 at 03:30 PM

Announced today at Comic Con, Sonic the Hedgehog is teaming up with Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes for the cartoon's first official video game crossover.

Since the show debuted in 2017, OK K.O.! has had video games serve as an integral part of its identity, with the main protagonist often playing, referencing, or even re-enacting video games, with many references to real game franchises. While the show has had a crossover episode where characters from other cartoons teamed up, the upcoming episode will be the first where OK K.O.! officially has a video game character as a guest.

Roger Craig Smith and Coleen Villard will reprise their roles as Sonic and Tails, respectively. OK K.O.!'s colorful and zany art style meshes well with the characters' designs, with their animation seeming to borrow from Sonic Mania's beautiful animated sequences.

"Let's Meet Sonic" will air on Cartoon Network August 4, at 4:45 p.m. ET/PT.