80s & 90s Cartoons that Could be Great Blockbuster Movies

Show: The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

Original Run: 13 episodes (September 14, 1986 – March 1, 1987)

Premise: Jonny Quest travels the world with the Quest team, investigating sci-fi inspired mysteries.

Why It Could Work: A follow-up to the popular 1960's Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Jonny Quest, which ran for 26 episodes between September 18, 1964 to March 11, 1965, the New Adventures of Jonny Quest offered a second dose of fun globe-trotting adventure with diverse, and downright clever, science fiction set-ups. In addition to Jonny, the show also features an entertaining cast of side characters, Dr. Benton Quest (father and scientist), Race Bannon (Intelligence One agent), Hadji Singh (best friend), and Bandit (dog), each possessing unique skill sets that would make for intriguing team set piece moments as well as comedic banter and interplay. A feature film version could easily utilize the best cartoon episodes into a single Indiana Jones-style adventure, one where alien technology actually makes sense, with countless other sci-fi premises waiting as for sequel material.

Watch the animated intro from The New Adventures of Jonny Quest - HERE and the entire first episode - HERE.

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