From Pages to Screen: Jonny Quest

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. dominated American television animation for nearly three decades in the mid-to-late 20th century. Hanna Barbera brought us such favorites as The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo and many, many more. One of their more obscure properties is making its way to the big screen.

Jonny Quest or what is often called The Adventures of Jonny Quest was a 30 min science fiction/adventure animated television series than ran for one season from 1964-1965.  Johnny Quest was inspired by the radio serials such as The Phantom, Dick Tracy and The Shadow.  Another big influence were stories in the action-adventure genre with characters such as Doc Savage and John Carter of Mars. Jonny Quest is the story based on The Quest family and their bodyguard who investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

Warner Bros. has decided to team up with director Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids) and will be based on a previous script written by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titan’s) who’s script was placed on a Blacklist back in 2008.  The Hollywood reporter is reporting that the script will be re-written by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids Series) and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean series)


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In 1995 the album Saturday morning cartoons was released that featured songs performed by Sublime, Violent Femmes and Ramones who covered Saturday morning children’s television shows and cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s.  one song fetured on this album was the intro to Jonny Quest and was performed by The Reverend Horton Heat.  Great album and worth a listen.

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