Jonny Quest (1964–1965)
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Turu the Terrible 

Dr. Quest heads up the Amazon to the Land of the Turu in pursuit of high grade trinoxite, a new metal essential to the space program, unaware that "Turu" is a live pteranodon guarding the deposit.


(as William D. Hamilton)

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Episode cast overview:
Jonny Quest (voice) (as Tim Matthieson)
Don Messick ...
Danny Bravo ...
Hadji (voice)
Aku / Native Worker 3 (voice)
Deen (voice)


The Quest party travels up the Amazon looking for the location of high grade trinoxite ore. They run across a canoe containing one of the native brothers, Aku, who gave Dr. Quest his promising ore sample. Aku's brother had just been taken by the featherless giant bird called Turu. The wary Quests rent a boat and travel further upriver, past aggressive crocodiles, to find a mountain plateau where a living pteranodon resides. Strangely, it's also a pet controlled by a greedy, crippled slaver named Deen, who uses it to snatch natives for his "silver" mine (actually the trinoxite). Dr. Quest quickly decides to put a stop to them, and Deen wants them dead. Written by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

24 December 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There's a pronunciation discrepancy. The natives call the pteranodon Turu because they can't pronounce the 'L' in Tulu, the name given it by Deen. See more »


The crocodiles approach the boat, but it's unclear what they can do to a boat to warrant them all being shot in the mouth with rifle bullets. See more »


Jonny Quest: Oops! Look out! He's got a mouth full of sharp teeth!
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Evil on Wheelchair!!!

In this adventure Dr. Benton's crew traveling to Amazon to find the new kind of mineral called Trinoxite that can be used in USA's space projects, during the searching find a native on a canoe who told to them about a giant bird called Turu,so they found a mountain plateau where the Turu lives,they discover that place have several native slaves working in the mine on charge of a evil old man on wheelchair with your pet Pteranodon and have to save them of the slavery.


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