The classic 1964 animated TV series “Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series“ is coming at some point in June to Blu-ray Disc via (and according to) Warner Archive Collection. They [Warner Archive] posted a tease to it yesterday to social media [Facebook] with some details, but no exact release date. UPDATE: The release date is June 11th. The show, a Hanna-Barbera production created by Doug Wildey, featured a voice cast of Tim Matheson (Johnny Quest), Mike Road (Roger T. ‘Race’ Bannon), Danny Bravo (Hadji), and Don Messick (Bandit). Johnny Quest as a show ran for a total of 26 episodes spanning across 1964 through 1965. All 26 of those episodes will be presented uncut, uncensored, and remastered! So, since there’s no exact release date but a tad bit of info regarding the release let’s start off with tech specs. It will be presented in 1080p HD video (from new masters) in the original 1.33:1 (4×3) aspect ratio with a (lossless) DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mix. The set will span across three BD-50 Blu-ray Discs and it will also include the following bonus materials.
- Jonny Quest: Adventures in Animation – featurette on animators
- Double Danger: Special version of this episode with Quest Files – fun, facts and trivia
- Jonny Quest Video Handbook
- Vintage P.F. Flyers Sneaker Commercial
UPDATE: There’s now a pre-order listing, with the June 11th release date, both over at Amazon and directly at WBShop for the Blu-ray set. No sign yet of a pre-order listing on Amazon, though. So, stay tuned for an update on that. Further below, after the break, you can find a quote of what Warner Archive stated fully regarding the release as well as an unboxing video they posted on YouTube yesterday.
Warner Archive’s Announcement Post:
NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTERS!
JONNY QUEST: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES (1964)
Run Time 572:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
Aspect Ratio ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.33:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color COLOR
Disc Configuration 3-BD 50s
Special Features: Jonny Quest: Adventures in Animation – featurette on animators ; Double Danger: Special version of this episode with Quest Files – fun, facts and trivia; Jonny Quest Video Handbook; Vintage P.F. Flyers Sneaker Commercial
TV’s first animated action-adventure series is about to take you on a breathless ride. All 26 episodes charting the fantastic exploits of brave and brainy 11-year-old Jonathan Quest are yours in a 3-disc set, as originally first broadcast in prime-time on ABC-TV during the 1964-65 season. Unlike the outrageous fantasy plots of cartoons that preceded it, Jonny Quest drew on science and detective-style logic to solve mysteries and apprehend sophisticated villains. Viewers were transported to exotic locales as Jonny’s dad, Dr. Benton Quest, tackled each new government assignment, aided by ex-agent “Race” Bannon, Indian boy Hadji, family bulldog Bandit… and, of course, his fearless son Jonny.