Jonny Quest was a 30 minute, animated kids TV show that aired in prime time on ABC for its first season and then in syndication for its second and final season. It was about an eleven-year-old boy who travelled the globe, saving the world from evil with his father who was a scientist.
Jonny Quest Characters
Tim Matheson .... Jonny Quest
John Stephenson .... Dr. Benton Quest (1964)
Don Messick .... Dr. Benton Quest (1964-1965)
Mike Road .... Roger "Race" Bannon
Danny Bravo .... Hadji
Jonny Quest Trivia
The Jonny Quest TV show was a Hanna-Barbera production that was extremely realistic for a cartoon series in the 1960s.
The show was also one of the first cartoon series to air in prime time.
Jonny Quest was so popular that it ran in reruns during Saturday morning children's programming on all three major networks. It appeared on CBS from 1967-1970, back on ABC from 1970-1972, and NBC finally aired it for a new generation from 1979-1980!
Race Bannon was a bodyguard for Johnny and his dad and boy did they need him! Hadji was typically involved in Johnny's adventures. He was a young boy from India who was also Johnny's good friend. Johnny's miniature bulldog, "Bandit" also tagged along.
The Jonny Quest TV show was in a pretty decent time slot for children! The 7:30PM slot on Friday evenings did present a problem between some kids and their dads though. CBS was running the hit western series, "Rawhide" at the same time. Then on December 31, 1964, Jonny Quest was moved to Thurdays at 7:30 were it had to compete with "The Munsters" on CBS and "Daniel Boone" on NBC. Both of those shows were also largely targeted at kids.
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
NOTE: Second season aired in syndication. Air dates varied from station to station.
1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000+
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