Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

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

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Mike Road ...
 Roger T. 'Race' Bannon / ... (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Jonny Quest (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Bandit / ... (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Hadji (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Ship Captain / ... (15 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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John Stephenson was replaced by Don Messick as the voice of Dr. Benton Quest due to the similarity in voices between Stephenson and Mike Road, who played Race Bannon. See more »

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You know a cartoon is great when you're still excited about it 30 years later!
26 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews



There are very few pieces of Animation that I will remember for the rest of my life....and when I have children, will want to sit them down and say, "This is what animation is all about." Many of them came from the minds of Hanna-Barbera, and were "age appropriate": such as The Flintsones, The Jetsons, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, etc. Others VERY dear to my heart were straight from Japan such as "Astro-Boy", "Marine Boy", "Prince Planet" among others. But this one..this is the one that stole my little girl heart, and these were the first tv "guys" I ever developed my first crush on.

No, Not Jonny. Dr. Benton Quest and Race Bannon. When you're three/ four years old, many folks say: "Ah, they wont remember a thing at that age." Oh yeah, I remember.

Race Bannon was it! I swore when I grew up, I was going to find a man similar to "Race Bannon". He was cool, swave, strong, smart, and oh, so sexy. Dr. Benton Quest, was - the genius. He was the quiet/sensitive type, smart, a work-a-holic and WANTED for his brain. Whatever happened to his wife...I didn't CARE!

For that time, this cartoon was of a higher calibre than "let's just entertain the kiddies with colorful images." This had action, adventure and a little boy close to our age we could relate to. Adding Hadji was a stroke of smartness as well, here was a character in a cartoon from a background...no one else brought to the screen (Quick, tell me how many Indians from India are cast in Hollywood mainstream films? Cartoons? Commercials?) Of course by today's standards Haji might be a bit dry, but it was interesting to watch Jonny and Hadji interact.

Jonny Quest was NOT your run of the mill cartoon from that era. And to be perfectly honest..the opening and closing music and montage scenes were to die for, made me excited about the series just as much as the series itself. Cartoons today wont go through that much production. ("The Simpsons" being the exception!)

I recommend this 60's series highly to those who want to see the early Hanna-Barbera animation of action-adventure, done with pretty decent scripts that never talked down to its audience, even parents enjoyed this one. Smart, fun, sexy. See all of the installments if you can. Don't go to the 80's/90's ones, this is the set to get!


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