The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

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The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
Genre Animation
Based on Jonny Quest created by
Doug Wildey
Directed by Ray Patterson (Supervising)
Oscar Dufau
Don Lusk
Rudy Zamora
Starring Scott Menville
Granville Van Dusen
Rob Paulsen
Don Messick
Jeffrey Tambor
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Berny Wolf
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises (1986–1989)
Great American Broadcasting (1989–1991)
Turner Program Services (1991–1996)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1996–present)
Original network Syndication
Original release 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 the 1964 original Jonny Quest. Debuting in 1986 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's syndication package (it was the seventh and final Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the four and a half weekday/weekend morning line-up), this new series[1] could be seen as the second season to a program that originally aired from 1964 to 1965 on ABC.

Production and history[edit]

By the mid-eighties, the edited episodes of the original Quest series (each episode was missing about five minutes of footage edited for time constraints and content) were part of The Funtastic World's second season lineup, alongside Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Paw Paws and Galtar and the Golden Lance. Thirteen episodes were produced in 1986[2] to accompany the original 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 version.

This was followed by two television movies, Golden Quest and The Cyber Insects, with the same actors voicing Dr. Quest, Race and Hadji. The 1980s Quest series introduced a new character named Hardrock, an ancient man made of stone. He did not return in any later versions of the program.


No. Title Original air date
1"Peril of the Reptilian"14 September 1986 (1986-09-14)
Mysterious attacks on military installations in the South Pacific leads 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 (1986-09-21)
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 (1986-09-28)
A matter transportation device invented by Dr. Quest is stolen by apparent aliens.
4"Deadly Junket"5 October 1986 (1986-10-05)
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 (1986-10-12)
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 (1986-10-19)
While in the arctic, the Quests discover an ape-like creature frozen in the ice.
7"The Monolith Man"2 November 1986 (1986-11-02)
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 (1986-11-09)
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 (1986-11-16)
An evil scientist plans to rule the skies with an incredible flying craft called the Dreadnought.
10"The Scourge of Skyborg"23 November 1986 (1986-11-23)
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 (1986-12-07)
Hadji's old teacher is being forced by the evil Deprave to disrupt a peace conference.
12"Creeping Unknown"14 December 1986 (1986-12-14)
A monster made of plants terrorizes the area near a swamp.
13"Skullduggery"1 March 1987 (1987-03-01)
Dr. Zin is behind a plan to use tokens of power to gain mastery over the world.

Voice cast[edit]

Additional Voice cast[edit]

Home media releases[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]


  2. ^ The New Jonny Quest Episode Guide
  3. ^ "'The Complete Eighties Adventures' are Now on DVD: Cost, Details, Package". Archived from the original on 2014-04-09.

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