The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
- This article is about the TV series. For the other uses, see The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (disambiguation).
|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest|
Peter Lawrence: Maybe the people who cling to the old Quest and its attitudes are the same people who have lost American the great affection in which it was held worldwide.
|Created by:||Peter Lawrence|
|Distributor:||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release:||August 26, 1996-April 6, 1997|
|Run time:||22 minutes|
John De Lancie
|Music composed by:||Gary Lionelli|
Peter Lawrence (voices)
Kris Zimmerman (voices)
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Cartoon Network taking credit where credit's undue.
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, referred to on-screen as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures, is an American animated sci-fi/action-adventure/supernatural TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for TBS, Cartoon Network, and TNT. It ran from 1996 to 1997, for 52 episodes. It is the third and currently last series after the 1964-65 incarnation of Jonny Quest.
Jonny Quest, now a full-fledged teenager, continues to follow his father, Dr. Benton Quest, all over the globe to explore the wonders and mysteries that man has yet to uncover himself. In Jonny's exciting adventures, he is also joined by his best friends, Hadji and Jessie, and their friendly bodyguard, Race Bannon.
Turner staged a massive marketing campaign to promote the series, supported by 33 licensees, in spite of the turbulent production schedules it suffered and never truly recovered from. The series ultimately failed to achieve the strong ratings it was striving for, and after the completed 52 episodes had aired, Cartoon Network pulled the QuestWorld plug for good.
The casting department went for actors who had done rarely any voice acting before, or in Jesse Douglas's case, very little acting. J.D. Roth and George Segal, who played Jonny and Dr. Quest, respectively, had both done work for the Nickelodeon series Aahh! Real Monsters, while Robert Patrick, best known for Terminator 2: Judgement Day, had done voice work for SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Patrick was directed to use a good ole' country boy accent.
When the production team shifted halfway through the series, so did the voice cast. Segal and Patrick weren't suitable for the vision the new team was aiming for, which in part was to be faithful to with the continuity of the original series. While they could have kept Patrick, they didn't think it was fair to him to suddenly drop the accent.
Having released everyone from their contracts (except for Frank Welker as Bandit and Jeremia Surd), soundalike Quinton Flynn replaced Roth, while the mostly soundalike Jennifer Hale replaced Douglas (who then disappeared into the abyss), while past actors, Don Messick, Rob Paulsen, and Granville Van Dusen (now credited as Sonny Van Dusen), reprised their roles of Dr. Quest, Paulsen, and Race, respectively.
It was discovered early on that Messick had become too weak to perform certain aspects required of him, so he was replaced with John De Lancie, who rerecorded all of Messick's lines. Due to a misshape, one of Messick's lines is left in "Rock of Rages," when Dr. Quest responds to Race's timely save with "And not a moment too soon!"
Another actor who had auditioned for Dr. Quest was Robert Foxworth, who made such an impression that the creative team had decided to have Foxworth replace Van Dusen after six episodes.
Although a commercial and ratings failure, Lance Falk, a writer and artist for the second pod, had planned to write the next episode of the season, which was tentatively titled "Rachel", named after Jonny's late mother.
The end credits of each episode always touted Kid Rhino's CD that you could buy, although one never existed.
|"The Darkest Fathoms"||1x01||August 26, 1996|
|"Escape to Questworld"||1x02||August 27, 1996|
|"In the Realm of the Condor"||1x03||August 28, 1996|
|"Rage's Burning Wheel"||1x04||August 29, 1996|
|"Ndovu's Last Journey"||1x05||August 30, 1996|
|"Manhattan Maneater"||1x06||September 2, 1996|
|"East of Zanzibar"||1x07||September 3, 1996|
|"Assault on Questworld"||1x08||September 4, 1996|
|"Ezekiel Rage"||1x09||September 5, 1996|
|"Alien in Washington"||1x10||September 6, 1996|
|"Return of the Anasazi"||1x11||September 9, 1996|
|"The Alchemist"||1x12||September 10, 1996|
|"Trouble on the Colorado"||1x13||September 11, 1996|
|"In the Wake of Mary Celeste"||1x14||September 12, 1996|
|"Amok"||1x15||September 13, 1996|
|"Beseiged in Paradise"||1x16||September 14, 1996|
|"The Spectre of the Pine Barrens"||1x17||September 17, 1996|
|"Heroes"||1x18||September 18, 1996|
|"The Ballad of Belle Bonnet"||1x19||September 19, 1996|
|"In the Darkness of the Moon"||1x20||September 23, 1996|
|"The Secret of the Moai"||1x21||September 24, 1996|
|"Expedition to Khumbu"||1x22||September 25, 1996|
|"Ice Will Burn"||1x23||September 26, 1996|
|"Future Rage"||1x24||October 29, 1996|
|"Alligators and Okeechobee Vikings"||1x25||November 1, 1996|
|"To Bardo and Back"||1x26||January 2, 1997|
|"The Mummies of Malenque"||2x01||September 18, 1996|
|"Rock of Rages"||2x02||September 28, 1996|
|"Bloodlines"||2x03||December 13, 1996|
|"Race Against Danger"||2x04||December 16, 1996|
|"The Dark Mountain"||2x05||December 17, 1996|
|"Cyberswitch"||2x06||December 18, 1996|
|"Undersea Emergency"||2x07||December 19, 1996|
|"Nemesis"||2x08||December 20, 1996|
|"DNA Doomsday"||2x09||December 23, 1996|
|"Ghost Quest"||2x10||December 25, 1996|
|"Nuclear Netherworld"||2x11||December 26, 1996|
|"Eclipse"||2x12||December 27, 1996|
|"Without a Trace"||2x13||December 30, 1996|
|"Village of the Doomed"||2x14||December 31, 1996|
|"Dark Sentinel"||2x15||February 10, 1997|
|"Other Space"||2x16||February 11, 1997|
|"Digital Doublecross"||2x17||February 12, 1997|
|"Thoughtscape"||2x18||February 13, 1997|
|"The Bangalore Falcon"||2x19||February 14, 1997|
|"Diamonds and Jade"||2x20||March 14, 1997|
|"The Edge of Yesterday"||2x21||March 17, 1997|
|"The Haunted Sonata"||2x22||March 18, 1997|
|"General Winter"||2x23||March 26, 1997|
|"Night of the Zinja"||2x24||April 14, 1997|
|"The Robot Spies"||2x25||April 15, 1997|
|"More Than Zero"||2x26||April 16, 1997|
- J.D. Roth (season one) and Quinton Flynn (season two) as Jonny Quest
- Michael Benyaer (season one) and Rob Paulsen (season two) as Hadji Singh
- Jesse Douglas (season one) and Jennifer Hale (season two) as Jessie Bannon
- George Segal (season one) and John De Lancie (season two) as Dr. Benton Quest
- Robert Patrick (season one), Sonny Van Dusen (season two; episodes 1-6), and Robert Foxworth (season two; episodes 7-26) as Race Bannon
- Frank Welker as Bandit