The Quests make an emergency landing in the Andeas where a German World War I ex-fighter pilot wants to take on and kill Race in an aerial dogfight.


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Episode cast overview:
Jonny Quest (voice) (as Tim Matthieson)
Don Messick ...
Dr. Benton C. Quest / Bandit / Julio (voice)
Danny Bravo ...
Hadji (voice)
Baron Heinrich Von Freulich (voice)


A mechanical failure on the Quest's jet forces them to land on an hidden strip in the heart of the Andes. They are received by a strange German baron who hunts condors for a hobby, and his Bolivian servant. Little do they know their host used to be a war pilot in World War I and he is looking for one last dogfight. Written by RealLiveClaude

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20 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Many of the animators working on Jonny Quest were incapable of drawing in the documentary reality style set forth by designer/creator Doug Wildey, making quality control impossible, but Shadow of the Condor was Doug's personal favorite, the best example of high quality artwork he wanted for the entire series. See more »


Jonny, Hadji and Bandit are right outside a basement window watching the Baron torture Julio, but when the view switches to the interior, neither Jonny, Hadji nor Bandit can be seen outside the window. See more »


Baron Heinrich Von Freulich: Looks like we're about to have company, Julio. Unexpected... and uninvited.
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Baron Heinrich Von Freulich - What a name!
11 December 2008 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Engine trouble forces Race to set the Quest plane down on an unusual runway high in the Andean mountains. The runway belongs to the eccentric Baron Heinrich Von Freulich, a former WWI flying ace. He agrees to let Race borrow one of his vintage planes to get parts for the jet. However, Von Freulich has other plans. He intends to use Race as an opponent in one last dog fight.

Shadow of the Condor is another very solid episode. Baron Heinrich Von Freulich makes for a wonderful foe for Team Quest. In fact, Von Freulich might just be the most interesting character to appear in Jonny Quest. From the moment he appears on screen, taking pot-shots at giant condors, you get a sense that this man is capable of most anything. Also, from the moment the Quest plane touches down, there's a sense of mystery and menace surrounding the castle high in the Andes that you usually don't find in a cartoon. And the ending - inspired and ironic are two words that come to mind.

One thing I haven't mentioned yet in my comments on the Jonny Quest episodes is the subject of characters dying. In other cartoons, characters would get shot, burnt, and stabbed. They fell off buildings, got hit by cars, and had pianos fall on their heads. All that and they walk away as if nothing happened to them. That's not the case in Jonny Quest. Characters like Von Freulich crash a plane in the side of a mountain and they don't come back. I appreciate the realism. And I appreciate the fact that it taught me that there are consequences to actions. I don't' think the character deaths in Jonny Quest scarred me as a kid and I've got no problem with my son watching them today. There's too much sheltering of children in the world today anyway.

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