The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

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 Roger T. 'Race' Bannon / ... (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
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Dr. Benton Quest is a research scientist who is frequently called upon for missions that require his scientific and technical expertise. He is usually accompanied by his son Jonny, his tutor/bodyguard Race Bannon, their bulldog with the distinctive mask-like eye markings named Bandit, and Hadji, an Indian orphan who has special abilities of his own. Together, they investigate mysteries, perform rescues and battle nefarious villains around the world, most notably Dr. Zin. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Most of the footage in the opening and closing credit sequences is from released episodes, but the first four shots in the closing credits are from pilot footage submitted to ABC management to sell the series. See more »

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1 January 2004 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

Hanna Barbera made some awful cartoons with awful production values, especially when compared with the stuff from Fleischer, Disney, Ising, RKO, etc. Aside from Fleischer and the Warner Bros. guys back then, these guys made cartoons for kids, and no matter how awesome the animation, I had a hard time getting into their work.

But one HB exception was the original Jonny Quest.

As a kid of 10 in 1964, the escapades of Jonny, Hadji, Race, Dr. Quest and Bandit were enthralling. The production quality was mostly above the average HB product, the voices were tops, and the scripting was written for adults and kids alike.

For me, these original 1964-65 episodes really stand up to the test of time and in fact, smoke the latter JQ episodes and movies, no matter how hip and contemporary they may be.

That show was something special!


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