The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

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The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
Format Animated
Science fiction
Created by Doug Wildey
Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Starring Scott Menville
Granville Van Dusen
Rob Paulsen
Don Messick
Jeffrey Tambor
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original channel Syndication
Original run September 14, 1986 – March 1, 1987
Preceded by The Adventures of Jonny Quest
Followed by Jonny's Golden Quest

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest is a 1980s continuation of Hanna-Barbera's Jonny Quest animated television series from the 1960s. Debuting in 1986 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's 2nd season syndication package (it was the seventh and final HB cartoon of the four and a half weekday/weekend morning line-up), this new Jonny Quest series[1] could be seen as the second season to a program that originally aired from 1964-1965 on ABC.


By the mid-1980s, the edited episodes of the original Jonny Quest series (each episode was missing about five minutes of footage edited for time constraints and content) were part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's 2nd season lineup, alongside The Jetsons, Challenge of the Gobots, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Paw Paws, Galtar and the Golden Lance, and The Flintstone Kids. Thirteen episodes were produced in 1986[2] to accompany the originals in the Funtastic World programming block. These episodes were referred to simply as Jonny Quest on their title cards, and were noticeably less violent and more “kid-friendly” than the 1960s originals. This series was followed by two TV-movies, Jonny's Golden Quest and Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects, with the same actors voicing Dr. Quest, Race and Hadji.


The 1980s Quest series introduced a new character called Hardrock, an ancient man made of stone (similar in appearance to that of "The Thing" from Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four). Hardrock did not return in any later versions of the program.

Episode guide[edit]

# Title Air Date
1 "Peril of the Reptilian" 14 September 1986
Mysterious attacks on military installations in the South Pacific lead Dr. Quest to evil Dr. Phorbus, who has engineered prehistoric remains into mutant dinosaur-like "reptile-men" to help him rule the world.
2 "Nightmares of Steel" 21 September 1986
Sheik Abu Saddi asks Dr. Quest for help in dealing with a vicious marauder band who have developed robot horses stolen from the sheik.
3 "Aliens Among Us" 28 September 1986
A matter transportation device invented by Dr. Quest is stolen by apparent aliens.
4 "Deadly Junket" 5 October 1986
The famous Dr. Bradshaw's daughter asks the Quest party to help her find her father, kidnapped by Dr. Zin to work on an anti-missile system (this episode's storyline was cannibalised as a sub-plot for Jonny's Golden Quest).
5 "Forty Fathoms Into Yesterday" 12 October 1986
After being thrown back into the year 1944, the Quests discover that a time machine discovered aboard a submarine is being used by a German scientist to change the course of history.
6 "Vikong Lives" 19 October 1986
While in the arctic, the Quests discover an ape-like creature frozen in the ice.
7 "The Monolith Man" 2 November 1986
Dr. Benton Quest discovers a stone man named Hardrock in the underground ruins who becomes the target of Zartan and Scorpio. Afterwards, Hardrock joins the Quest team.
8 "Secret of the Clay Warriors" 9 November 1986
The Quests receive a plea for help from an archaeologist friend, they arrive to help end the reign of terror by ghostly clay warriors.
9 "Warlord of the Sky" 16 November 1986
An evil scientist plans to rule the skies with an incredible flying craft called the Dreadnought.
10 "The Scourge of Skyborg" 23 November 1986
Race tests a new computerized autopilot (CAP), and runs afoul of Skyborg, a renegade half-man, half-robot, who pits Race against CAP in a battle to win the Quests freedom.
11 "Temple of Gloom" 7 December 1986
Hadji's old teacher is being forced by the evil Deprave to disrupt a peace conference.
12 "Creeping Unknown" 14 December 1986
A monster made of plants terrorizes the area near a swamp.
13 "Skullduggery" 1 March 1987
Dr. Zin is behind a plan to use tokens of power to gain mastery over the world.


Production credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
  • Producer: Berny Wolf
  • Story Editor: Mark Young
  • Creative Consultant: Iwao Takamoto
  • Supervising Director: Ray Patterson
  • Directors: Oscar Dufau, Don Lusk, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora
  • Animation Directors: Rick Leon, Don Patterson, Jay Sarbry
  • Story Direction: Sam Agro, Cullen Blaine, Frank Brunner, Eric Chu, Jim Craig, Mike Dirham, Ric Estrada, Larry Huston, Ray Jafelice, Jeff Purves, Brad Rader, Lew Saw, Michael Swanegan
  • Recording Director: Gordon Hunt
  • Animation Casting Director: Andrea Romano
  • Talent Coordinator: Kris Zimmerman
  • Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Michael Bell, Candy Brown, Howard Caine, Roger C. Carmel, Peter Cullen, Jennifer Darling, Barry Dennen, Dick Erdman, Bernard Erhard, Dick Gautier, Ernest Harada, Dorian Harewood, Darryl Hickman, Georgi Irene, Aron Kincaid, Ruth Kobart, Keye Luke, Allan Lurie, Steve McGowan, Scott Menville, Don Messick, Soon-Teck Oh, Rob Paulsen, Vic Perrin, Andre Stojka, George Takei, Jeffrey Tambor, Les Tremayne, Granville Van Dusen, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker, Stan Wojno, Keone Young
  • Title: Bill Perez
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Music Coordinator: Joanne Miller
  • Design Supervisor: Jim Stenstrum
  • Character Design: Frank Brunner, Lee Evans, Lance Falk, Ken Helenbolt, Mel Keefer, Tony Sgroi, Jim Stenstrum, Bwana Takamoto, Mike Vosburg, Laureline Weatherly
  • Layout: Robert Cowan, Jeff Dickson, John Flagg, John F. Guerin, Arna Selznick, Gord Stanfield, John Van Bruggen, Bruce Zick
  • Key Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
  • Key Backgrounds: Mike Humphries, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Color Design: Alison Leopold
  • Production Assistants: Sandy Benenati, Vicki Casper, Erika Grossbart, Debby Lathrop-Robbins, Victoria McCollum, Ginger Otto, Barbara Simon-Dierks, Robin Strickland
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Sound Direction: Alvy Dorman, Phil Flad, C.A.S.
  • Effects Editors: Michael Bradley, David M. Cowan, Mary Gleason, Tim Iverson, Carol Lewis, Catherine MacKenzie, Jerry Winicki
  • Music Editors: Daniels McLean, Terry Moore, Joe Sandusky
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Post Production Manager: Joed Eaton
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Produced in Association With: Wang Film Production Co., Ltd., Cuckoo's Nest Studio
  • Production Supervisor: Bob Marples
  • Technical Advisor: Lynn Hoag
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
  • (c) Copyright 1986 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

DVD release[edit]

On April 8, 2014, Warner Archive released Jonny Quest- The Complete Eighties Adventures on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and[3]


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