|Why was Sonic's ABC Saturday morning cartoon (AKA SatAM) cancelled?
The most popular theory is that the Power Rangers drove Sonic's ratings down. ABC moved the show's timeslot several times to avoid competition from Power Rangers, but rarely advertised the change, and that made it hard to keep track of the time when the show came on. Fox kept following them by moving Power Rangers to whatever timeslot Sonic was put in. The combination of confusing time slot changes and competition from the Power Rangers is supposedly what drove SatAM out.
It's also been said that, at the time, ABC had a 2-season policy on all Saturday mrening cartoons.
In reality, it was probably a combination of many things that we'll probably never really know about completely.
I read something about a 3rd season for SatAM. Can you give me information about it?
You can find out more info on the cancelled 3rd season on the Cartoon Info Page. In short, the red eyes seen in the 2nd season finale belonged to Naugus, who would soon take over Robotropolis and make Robotnik his Snively-like assistant. Snively would be kicked out and join the Freedom Fighters. I think that Snively becoming a Freedom Fighter would have led to some very interesting situations and plenty of chances for character development.
How can I see the Sonic cartoons or obtain videos of them?
Sonic X is currently playing in Japan and will be on Fox Box in North America this fall. Check the Sonic Store for VHS & DVD.
Are the SatAM DVDs being recalled?