Hollywood Reporter TBS Pickup

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The following appeared in the Hollywood Reporter on March 21, 1995. The citation is Hettrick, Scott (1995-03-21). "TBS seeks more Jonny Quest."

TBS will keep the new Jonny Quest animated series in-house next year, picking up the original 65-episode series for three TBS cable networks.

"The Adventures of Jonny Quest," produced by Turner-owned Hanna-Barbera, will be shown beginning in fall 1996 as a Monday-Friday strip on TNT, TBS Superstation and the Cartoon Network, with a second late-night run on the Cartoon Network and an additional Saturday afternoon run on TNT, it was announced Monday by Turner Entertainment Group president Scott Sassa and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons president Fred Seibert.

The move is consistent with TBS' announcement last April of a companywide Jonny Quest initiative, anchored by a live feature from Turner Pictures based on the 1960s cartoon series.

"The timing is right to reinvent and popularize Jonny Quest into a worldwide franchise, one that impacts all aspects of our businesses," Sassa said in a statement.

The new series will have a contemporary setting, with Jonny now a teen-ager, along with a new female character to be introduced.

Japanese-style animation ("anime") from Japan's Pacific Animation Corp. will be mixed with manual and computer animation.

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