Author's Note: This story is based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. I have re-written it in story form and have cast my all time favorite cartoon characters to play the parts! This story is not written in old English like Shakespeare wrote it, so it will be much easier to understand and read. It is also written like a story, not a script, to make it more interesting and detailed. The cartoon I have chosen is the Saturday morning series of Sonic the Hedgehog! Just to inform you the story will take place on the planet of Mobius, not Earth. All the characters in the story (except the gray vixen at the beginning) are either from the show or comic books. So I won't be changing the cartoon characters' names, ages, personalities or accents, but I will be changing their rank and family to better fit the story of Romeo & Juliet. For example, a character that is not related to another in the cartoon might now be related for the sake of the plot. Even though Romeo & Juliet were both around the ages of fourteen and fifteen, my characters are both sixteen. The Capulets will now be The Acorns and The Montagues will now be The Hedgehogs. This was actually an assignment for school and I had a blast writing it! I really hope I get an A ^^ even though my teacher knows close to nothing about Sonic. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Romeo & Juliet; they belong to Shakespeare (ha! But he's dead! So I can use them all I want! What's he going to do about it?) I also do not own Sonic the Hedgehog or any related characters (if I did I would be in heaven and the show wouldn't have been canceled) they belong to SEGA, DiC Entertainment and Archie Comics. The gray vixen belongs to me for she is I!
In order of appearance
Narrator - Me, the gray vixen (not a Sonic character but I wanted to be in the story!)
Sampson (servant of Capulet) - Nack the Weasel
Gregory (servant of Capulet) - Vector Crocodile
Abraham (servant of Montague) - Espio Chameleon
Balthasar (servant of Montague) - Mighty Armadillo
Benvolio (cousin to Romeo) - Miles "Tails" Prower
Tybalt (cousin to Juliet) - Geoffrey St. John
Lord Capulet (father of Juliet) - Max Acorn
Lady Capulet (mother of Juliet) - Alicia Acorn
Lord Montague (father of Romeo) - Jules Hedgehog
Lady Montague (mother of Romeo) - Bernadette Hedgehog
Prince Escalus (ruler of Verona) - Prince Elias Acorn
Romeo - Sonic the Hedgehog
Count Paris (seeks Juliet's hand in marriage) - Antoine D'Coolette
Rosaline (Romeo's ex-crush) - Mina Mongoose
Nurse (Juliet's nurse/maid) - Bunnie Rabbot
Juliet - Sally Alicia Acorn
Mercutio (friend to both families, close friend to Romeo) - Knuckles the Echidna
Friar Laurence (priest and one Romeo goes to for advice) - Sir Charles Hedgehog (Uncle Chuck)
Peter (Nurse's servant) - Rotor Walrus
Apothecary (a Druggist) - Snively Kintobor
Sonic and Sally: A Romeo and Juliet Parody
Night has fallen on the beautiful city of Mobotropolis. Just outside the border, relaxing on a grassy cliff that overlooks the city, a young gray vixen sits and watches as the Mobian city lights up for the night. She wears a dark violet cloak that blows gently in the wind. The contented female fox looks down at the capital of Mobius. Her crystal blue eyes never blink as she begins to speak out loud to no one in particular.
"Two Households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Mobotropolis, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Whose misadventure piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-marked love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, naught could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage,
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend."
She foreshadows the events that will take place within the next few days. The vixen continues to look down on Mobotropolis. If only they knew that their there peaceful city was about to be struck by tragedy...