On Jonny Quest

Things to Know about Jonny Quest

  • Real name: The Adventures of Jonny Quest
  • Hanna-Barbera’s first full-episode action/adventure cartoon
  • First aired September 18, 1964 (Mystery of the Lizard Men); ran for 2 seasons, 26 episodes – then reruns moved to Saturday morning in 1967.
  • ABC cancelled the show not due to rating, but for being over budget
  • Parent watchdog groups felt the show was too violent
  • Based on comic book hero Jack Armstrong
  • Quests live on Palm Island in the Florida Keys
  • Jonny’s real name is Jonathon
  • Dr. Benton Quest (father) is one of the top three scientists in the world
  • Roger “Race Bannon”, government agent from Intelligence One
  • Hadji (not in the first show), an orphan from Calcutta who saved Dr. Quest’s life, thus adopted by Dr. Quest
  • Bandit, Jonny’s dog who didn’t speak, but could understand
  • Jonny’s mother had died, but the series never explained how
  • Other Character Appearing in more than one episode: Dr. Zin (international bad guy); Jade (one to help for a price); Mr. Corvin (Race’s boss at Intelligence One)

Here ‘s a Jonny Quest site

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5 thoughts on “On Jonny Quest

    • CCC,
      Richie Rich comics were from the 50s, although he didn’t appear on TV until the 80s – 15+ years after Jonny Quest, which was very much an adventure show.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Doug Wildey, who was largely responsible for creating and designing Jonny Quest, later returned to Hanna-Barbera as producer/designer of their adaptation of Godzilla and creator/producer of “Jana of the Jungle,” an excellent ‘jungle-girl’ adventure series that originally ran along with it.

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