Charleston Daily Mail Notes
The following appeared in the Charleston Daily Mail. The citation is (1996-08-26) "'QUEST' FOR EXCITING SHOW STOPS HERE: THREE NETWORKS PLAN TO AIR ADVENTURES OF BOY NAMED JONNY". Charleston Daily Mail p. 10A.
'QUEST' FOR EXCITING SHOW STOPS HERE: THREE NETWORKS PLAN TO AIR ADVENTURES OF BOY NAMED JONNY
TURNER Broadcasting is beginning a blitz today. Three Turner networks - TBS, Cartoon Network and TNT - today are simultaneously premiering "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest."
A favorite of young viewers since 1964, the animated series will be seen each weekday on the Turner cable channels.
The action cartoon series will air on TBS at 4:35 p.m., on the Cartoon Network at noon and 8 p.m., and on TNT both at 8 a.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
This marks the first time in TV history that a series will air a total of 21 times per week on the three networks.
Hanna-Barbera Cartoons producers have added new characters for the series and will be using new computer graphics technology in the production.
The series follows the adventures of a teen hero who travels the world with his scientist father investigating scientific phenomena.
JD Roth, who hosted the "Fun House" series, provides the voice for Jonny Quest and veteran actor George Segal is the voice of Dr. Benton Quest, Jonny's father.
The storylines include an episode in which the Quests investigate reported sightings of a long dead pirate Black Jack Lee.
The ghost chasers soon prove the pirates actually are modern day crooks with an elaborate scheme to grab sunken treasure.
The "Jonny Quest" episodes will be dubbed into 14 foreign languages and will be seen in over 40 countries.