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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
16 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Jonny Quest is Jonesin'! See more »
Plot:
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 29)
Christopher McCulloch ... Hank Venture / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2015)

James Urbaniak ... Dr. Venture / ... (65 episodes, 2003-2015)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Dean Venture / ... (62 episodes, 2003-2015)
Doc Hammer ... Henchman 21 / ... (59 episodes, 2004-2015)

Patrick Warburton ... Brock Samson / ... (55 episodes, 2003-2015)
Steven Rattazzi ... Dr. Orpheus / ... (29 episodes, 2004-2015)
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Series Directed by
Christopher McCulloch (62 episodes, 2003-2015)
Jon Schnepp (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ki-Yong Bai (14 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Christopher McCulloch (61 episodes, 2003-2015)
Doc Hammer (33 episodes, 2004-2015)
Ben Edlund (3 episodes, 2004-2006)

Series Produced by
Christopher McCulloch .... executive producer (62 episodes, 2003-2015)
Steven S.H. Yoon .... executive producer / executive producer: Digital eMation / ... (59 episodes, 2004-2015)
Rachel Simon .... producer / associate producer / ... (56 episodes, 2004-2010)
Charlie Miller .... supervising producer / executive producer (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Nathan Graf .... associate producer (28 episodes, 2003-2006)
Keith Crofford .... executive producer: Williams Street / executive producer (16 episodes, 2008-2015)
Mike Lazzo .... executive producer: Williams Street / executive producer (16 episodes, 2008-2015)
David Lipson .... producer (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeremy Rosenberg .... supervising producer / associate producer (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeffrey Nodelman .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Doc Hammer .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012-2015)
Chris Prynoski .... supervising producer / supervising producer: Titmouse (3 episodes, 2011-2015)
Shannon Barrett Prynoski .... supervising producer / supervising producer: Titmouse (3 episodes, 2011-2015)
PeeDee Shindell .... associate producer / producer (3 episodes, 2011-2015)
David McGrath .... producer (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Original Music by
J.G. Thirlwell (61 episodes, 2003-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jeff Gardner (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Doc Hammer (57 episodes, 2003-2010)
Elizabeth Winter (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Stephen DeStefano (13 episodes, 2008)
Kimson Albert (3 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer Batinich (3 episodes, 2008)
Nick DeMayo (3 episodes, 2008)
Ian Jones-Quartey (3 episodes, 2008)
Stephan DeStephano (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Keith Crofford .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (56 episodes, 2004-2010)
Mike Lazzo .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (56 episodes, 2004-2010)
PeeDee Shindell .... production manager (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Nisa Contreras .... production manager (13 episodes, 2006)
Cathy Kwan .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Adam Modiano .... post supervisor / production manager (2 episodes, 2012-2015)
 
Series Art Department
Doc Hammer .... additional graphics / title sequence (59 episodes, 2003-2012)
Liz Artinian .... color supervisor / background painter (44 episodes, 2006-2012)
Mike Borkowski .... storyboard artist (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
Carly Monardo .... color key (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
Siobhan Mullen .... storyboard supervisor (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
Rick Lacy .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (40 episodes, 2004-2008)
Jonathan Roscetti .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (40 episodes, 2004-2008)
Tom Connor .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (31 episodes, 2008-2012)
Chris Fisher .... background painter (31 episodes, 2008-2012)
Deodato Pangandoyon .... background painter (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Marina Dominis-Dunnigan .... color supervisor / color director (27 episodes, 2003-2006)
Peter Brown .... background painter (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Douglas Lovelace .... storyboard artist / storyboard revision supervisor (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Stephen DeStefano .... storyboard artist (23 episodes, 2004-2006)
Alexandra Andrew .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
Bill Presing .... storyboard supervisor / additional color artist / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2006)
Christopher McCulloch .... title sequence / storyboard artist / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris George .... storyboard revisionist (14 episodes, 2004)
Ian Jones-Quartey .... inking (13 episodes, 2006)
Dan Root .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2006)
Rafael Rosado .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2006)
Alexander Woo .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2006)
Danny Hynes .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2008)
Lauren Monardo .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2008)
Michael Oviedo .... storyboard revisionist (11 episodes, 2004)
Katie Nix .... background painter (10 episodes, 2004)
L. Todd Myers .... storyboard artist / storyboard director (10 episodes, 2010-2015)
Danny Kimanyen .... storyboard revisionist (9 episodes, 2004)
Maurice Fontenot .... storyboard revisionist (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tom Conner .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michael Manley .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Esao Andrews .... background painter (5 episodes, 2004)
Christophe Pouchot .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2004)
Toni Tysen .... storyboard revisionist (5 episodes, 2004)
Michael Kornstein .... storyboard revisionist / additional color artist (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Irene Wu .... storyboard revisionist (4 episodes, 2004)
Kim Arndt .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2010)
Bob Cavin III .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2004)
James Webb .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2004)
Garrett O'Donoghue .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Dan Shefelman .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2010)
Tyree Dillihay .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (58 episodes, 2004-2012)
Rachel Chancey .... foley supervisor (44 episodes, 2006-2012)
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor / sfx editor (38 episodes, 2006-2010)
Jay Culliton .... dialogue editor / original dialogue mixer / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2015)
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor / sfx editor (22 episodes, 2006-2012)
Ian Stynes .... dialogue recordist / dialogue editor / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jake Aron .... dialogue editor (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Britt Myers .... dialogue editor (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Will Volkmann .... dialogue recordist (13 episodes, 2008)
Andy Welker .... dialogue recordist / sound recordist (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nishanth Dass .... dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2013)
Shaun Cromwell .... dialogue recordist (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eden Lustig .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Geoff Vincent .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eric Hirsch .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2013)

Anthony Tortorici .... adr engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Doc Hammer .... special visual effects / title sequence / ... (60 episodes, 2003-2015)
Tom Bayne .... compositor (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Luciano DiGeronimo .... compositor (28 episodes, 2003-2006)
Christopher McCulloch .... visual effects: title sequence (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Miguel Martinez-Joffre .... additional animation (3 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Winter .... compositor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Animation Department
Kimson Albert .... animation director / animation direction supervisor / ... (60 episodes, 2003-2015)
Jennifer Batinich .... animation director (59 episodes, 2004-2015)
Nick DeMayo .... animation direction supervisor / animation director / ... (57 episodes, 2003-2010)
Roger Mejia .... animation checker / lip sync / ... (57 episodes, 2003-2010)
Tom Bayne .... animation director (56 episodes, 2004-2010)
Doc Hammer .... additional animator / additional graphics & animation (45 episodes, 2006-2015)
Agatha Sarim Kim .... animation coordinator / animation coordinator: Digital eMation / ... (45 episodes, 2006-2015)
Miguel Martinez-Joffre .... animation direction supervisor / additional animator / ... (44 episodes, 2003-2013)
Ray Feldman .... background designer / background design supervisor / ... (44 episodes, 2006-2012)
Martin Wittig .... character designer (44 episodes, 2006-2012)
Chris George .... character designer / character design supervisor (42 episodes, 2004-2012)
Matthew I. Jenkins .... character designer (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
Ian Jones-Quartey .... animation director / ink artist (33 episodes, 2006-2010)
George Fort .... background design supervisor / background designer (31 episodes, 2008-2012)
Danny Hynes .... character designer / storyboard artist (29 episodes, 2008-2012)
Denny Fincke .... background designer / background artist (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christopher Palesty .... background designer / background artist (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mike Foran .... character and prop design supervisor / computer animation director (28 episodes, 2003-2006)
Jamison K. Kwon .... background designer / background artist (27 episodes, 2003-2006)
Vinh Truong .... background designer / background artist (27 episodes, 2003-2006)
Freya Tanz .... background design supervisor (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Carly Monardo .... character and prop color key / character color key / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
Rick Lacy .... character designer / storyboard artist / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2008)
Stephen DeStefano .... character designer (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steffen Vala .... animatic director (14 episodes, 2004)
Heather Austin .... character and prop color key (13 episodes, 2004)
Amanda Baehr .... character designer (13 episodes, 2004)
Dong M. Lee .... background designer (13 episodes, 2004)
Phil Rynda .... character designer (13 episodes, 2004)
Sadie Y.E. Lee .... animation coordinator: Digital eMation (13 episodes, 2006)
Siobhan Mullen .... storyboard supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Deodato Pangandoyon .... background artist / background painter (12 episodes, 2008)
Jonathan Roscetti .... storyboard artist / background designer (10 episodes, 2004-2008)
Liz Artinian .... color supervisor / storyboard artist (10 episodes, 2008)
Danny Kimanyen .... character designer / additional layout artist / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2008)
Christopher Fisher .... background artist / background painter (9 episodes, 2008)
Douglas Einar Olsen .... background designer / storyboard revisionist (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Douglas Lovelace .... character designer / storyboard artist / ... (8 episodes, 2003-2008)
Erik Craddock .... background clean-up artist (8 episodes, 2004)
Lynda Nettleship .... background designer (8 episodes, 2006)
Roberto Yun Rodriguez .... cg animator (8 episodes, 2013)
Lauren Monardo .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2008)
Mike Borkowski .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Peters .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Rafael Rosado .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Tom Conner .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Chris Fisher .... background painter / background artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Peters .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Guy Moore .... animation director (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Justin Offner .... animation director (2 episodes, 2012-2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Doc Hammer .... film editor (43 episodes, 2004-2010)
Efraim Klein .... assistant editor / post-production assistant (18 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Music Department
J.G. Thirlwell .... composer: theme music (59 episodes, 2003-2012)
 
Series Other crew
Alexandra Andrew .... production coordinator (29 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sal Malimo .... track reader (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Luciano DiGeronimo .... animo editor / animo re-compositor / ... (21 episodes, 2004-2006)
Rebekah Browning .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patrick Costa .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sandra Gaddis .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Janet Green .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Alyssa Heller .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Andres Kwon .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aaron Leopold .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aura Moser .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kimberly Solano .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Stearns .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ki-Yong Bai .... supervising director: Digital eMation (14 episodes, 2004)
Brad Nord .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2004)
R. Chett Hoffman .... record coordinator (7 episodes, 2013)
Steve Jacobson .... record coordinator (3 episodes, 2013)
Zoya Baker .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Gary Gretsky .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Jim Mortensen .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Yevgenia Nechayevsky .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Vanessa Wood .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
PeeDee Shindell .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Thanks
Jennifer Stephens .... special thanks (44 episodes, 2006-2012)
Vishal Roney .... special thanks (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
Kim Manning .... special thanks (14 episodes, 2004)
Hajime Sorayama .... thanks / additional thanks (3 episodes, 2004)
 

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Runtime:
22 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD rating) | New Zealand:M (Season 1 & 2) | New Zealand:R13 (Season 3) (Season 4 volume 1) | New Zealand:R16 (Season 4 volume 2) | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Venture and Orpheus families live at 1297 Venture Compound West.See more »
Quotes:
Dean Venture:Hank! I had my pubes shaved. I'm gonna put them under the pillow for the tooth fairy!
Hank Venture:Did the doctor see that creepy dog dork of yours?
Dr. Venture:Hank, don't brag to your brother about your circumcision.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Poker Night 2 (2013) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
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64 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Adult Swim Original, 6 June 2005
Author: handy_can_opener from Texas

This action-comedy spoof of sixties Johnny Quest-style super-science, evil nemeses, and supernatural happenings is by far, the best original Adult Swim program to date. The story follows The Venture family, Dr. Venture, a forty-something pill-popping scientist who never managed to step out from his father's shadow, his two sons, Hank and Dean (both rather Leave it to Beaver-like in their refusal to swear and constant wearing of sweaters and pants), Brock Samson, their James-Bond-on-steroids bodyguard who apparently works part-time for the office of secret intelligence and refuses to carry a gun, favoring of his serrated bowie knife. Most of the hilarity stems from The Monarch, the self-declared arch-nemesis of the Venture family, a weaver of ridiculously circuitous plans against them, an employer of hilariously incompetent henchmen, and a man who harbors an unhealthy obsession with monarch butterflies and an over-wrought sense of self-importance. His melodrama usually falls on the deaf ears of his girlfriend, Dr. Girlfriend, who, in complete contrast to the Monarch, is professional, take-charge, and inexplicably husky-voiced. The cast of supporting characters is of equal quality, including a well-meaning but dim-witted robot named Helper, a necromancer renting out the Venture family's garage apartment named Dr. Byron Orpheus (doctorate in communications, minor in women's studies), whose propensity towards unnecessarily dramatic changes in pitch and dire warnings of disruptions in the spirit world offer the Monarch's only competition in the melodrama department. Baron Underbheit, the tyrannical and oppressive ruler of Underland, who sports an Arnold-like accent, enormous (and anatomically complimentary) armor, and a metal lower jaw, is another arch-nemesis of the Venture family, blaming Dr. Venture's inattentiveness when they were college lab partners for the loss of his jaw. There's a myriad of others, ranging from fake ghost pirates to the forbidden love of a fugitive and a sasquatch. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

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