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Classic Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest Media Samples
© 1999-2011 Craig Fuqua, Lyle Blosser

OK, we're starting to get a real nice collection of these, but sound files are notoriously byte-heavy, so we'll be rotating through the collection on a month-by-month basis. In addition to providing the clips, we'll try to let you know where they came from, and any other little tidbits of info concerning them.

Here's this month's collection.
Here are a few sample media files. Instead of reproducing the many commonly-available clips seen elsewhere on the 'net or on CD, our goal here is to present items that are either rare or are interesting from a technical/production point of view.

Or, we just thought they were cool.

Thanks to Craig Fuqua and "CJQ Friend" for supplying many of these great sound bites

File Name Description Metrics
jonny_quest_64.wav By popular demand. A copy of the main title for the show. 1:36, 237K
JonnyQuest_End.wav By popular demand. A copy of the ending title for the show. 0:45, 249K
MainTitle_NoSFX.mp3 A copy of the main title for the show, but without the sound effects. 1:52, 1.28M
EndTitle_noSFX.wav The ending title for the show, but without the sound effects. 0:49, 121K
TIRO.mp3 This sound clip is the audio for the great Cartoon Network classic JQ tribute short film titled "Time is Running Out" 2:07, 249K
jqrunout300.rm And here's a Real Media format capture of "Time is Running Out"

Thanks to Eldric Bach!
2:07, 4.31M
jonnyquest-promo.avi This videoclip is a television promotional spot letting viewers know that Jonny Quest was coming to their TV screens in the fall of 1964.

Thanks to Chris Webber!
0:30, 3.16M
JQpromo.mp3 This sound clip is the audio from one JQ promo spot, advertising that Jonny is "coming up next!". 0:20, 123K
jq_bumper.mp3 This "bumper" sound clip was heard between show segments and commercials 0:04, 72K
generalmills.mp3 This file is an example of the sponsor promotion heard after the opening titles. In this instance, the voice of Mike Road (aka Race Bannon) says, "Jonny Quest...brought to you by..." followed by a pause, then another voice saying "The big G cereals of General Mills, makers of the new oat cereal with marshmallow bits, Lucky Charms!" 0:12, 88K
SyndicatedOpeningCredits1972.rm This Real Media file is an example of the shortened editions of the opening credits that were seen in syndication after the original prime-time broadcasts ended. In this instance, from 1972, the credits begin with the islander running through the jungle from Dragons of Ashida (skipping the canoeing natives from Pursuit of the Po-Ho); next appear Turu, the panther, the crocodile, Turu again, soldiers firing a machine gun, the robot spy, a tank firing, the robot spy again, an explosion, flying platforms from The Fraudulent Volcano, a condor swooping down on Bandit, and snakes in the Anubis tomb. [At this point the music morphs into what had (in the original credits) been heard over an exterior shot of the jet.] We now see a shot of the Dragons of Ashida in the jungle; then the visual frame compresses from the sides to the middle, then uncompresses to reveal the exterior of the jet. Next, the clip jumps to a close-up of Jonny Quest, followed by close-ups of Hadji and Bandit (skipping Dr. Quest and Race). Then we quickly cut back to an exterior shot of the jet before fading to black. After the fade, the voice of Mike Road says, "The Adventures of...[the show logo appears]...Jonny Quest!" 0:52, 1347K
SyndicatedOpening1978.rm This Real Media file is another example of the shortened editions of the opening credits that were seen in syndication after the original prime-time broadcasts ended. In this instance, from 1978, the credits begin with the jet flying through the clouds (nearly at the end of the original credits) and continue through the rest of the credit clips as seen originally to the end. The voice of Mike Road speaks over the whole clip saying, "This supersonic jet on a super-secret mission carries a very special crew; young Jonny Quest, future scientist; his father Dr. Benton Quest, leader of the group; pilot and Dr. Quest’s assistant, Roger "Race" Bannon; Jonny’s East Indian companion, Hadji; and everyone’s friend and co-worker Bandit. Together, they fly toward new challenges. This is...the adventures of Jonny Quest!"

Thanks to Paul Bollenbacher for providing the source for this clip.
0:29, 810K
SyndicatedOpening1978.mp3 This MP3 file is the audio-only portion of the 1978 syndication opening 0:28, 672K

1979_NBC_saturdayMorningJonnyQuestIntro.avi
This AVI file is another example of the opening credits that were seen in syndication after the original prime-time broadcasts ended. In this example from 1979, the clip opens with a "bumper" with a announcer saying "And now, the adventures of Jonny Quest", then the credits begin with the jet flying through the clouds (nearly at the end of the original credits) and continue through the rest of the credit clips as seen originally to the end. The voice of Mike Road speaks over the whole clip saying, "This supersonic jet on a super-secret mission carries a very special crew; young Jonny Quest, future scientist; his father Dr. Benton Quest, leader of the group; pilot and Dr. Quest’s assistant, Roger "Race" Bannon; Jonny’s East Indian companion, Hadji; and everyone’s friend and co-worker Bandit. Together, they fly toward new challenges. This is...the adventures of Jonny Quest!". Following the intro is an example of the "title bumper" that introduced each episode; this one shows The Mystery of the Lizard Men.

This is very similar to the 1978 clip mentioned above, but in a different media format.
0:39, 4174K
QUEST_Bum-Bum.wav A short musical tag 0:01, 65K
QUEST_IncomingComm.wav A good "mail's here" sound 0:03, 238K
QUEST_WhatDoYouThink.wav Dr. Quest asks Race's opinion (episode?) 0:01, 65K
QUEST_KindaFigured.wav Race is on top of things (from The Fraudulent Volcano) 0:01, 111K
QUEST_OhNo.wav
The berry juice has to wear off, Race (from Pursuit of the Po-Ho)
0:02, 162K
QUEST_KorbayVooDooChant.wav The witch doctor at his craft (from The Dreadful Doll) 0:03, 285K
QUEST_BanditBark.wav Bandit barking. This also makes a nice "mail's here" sound. 0:01, 72K
RaceCallsJonnyAndHadji.mp3 Race: "Jonny, Hadji" (from The Invisible Monster) 0:01, 34K


By popular request...a few snippets of the energy creature's cry from The Invisible Monster.
Created with an instrument called a "theremin" these spooky clips should not be played alone in the dark!

File Name Description Metrics
IM_AtLightNumber1.mp3
from The Invisible Monster
0:07, 122K
IM_InTheCave.mp3
from The Invisible Monster
0:14, 232K

Another popular request...the pteranodon's cry from Turu the Terrible.
This cut is from the introductory scenes to the episode. In it we hear a panther in the jungle, two natives paddling their canoe, a man's cry of terror, and, of course, many examples of Turu's bloodcurdling screech!

File Name Description Metrics
turu.mp3 from Turu the Terrible 1:32, 544K

And another popular request...Sim Sim Sala Bim.
Whenever a mystic levitation was needed, Hadji could be heard to utter the phrase "sim sim sala bim". Here are two cases in point:

File Name Description Metrics
simsimsalabim.mp3 from Pirates from Below when Hadji levitated Jonny, apparently just because he could. 0:02, 35K
simsimsalabim_long.mp3 from A Small Matter of Pygmies. To the best of our understanding Hadji says "Sim, sim, sala bim. Sim, sim, sala bim. Ayah tu sim, na'tim. Sim sim sala bim". 0:14, 219K

Finally, for the sake of completeness we present the opening theme songs from later incarnations of the show and the two films. As you listen to these tracks, pay attention to the evolution of the scores as time moves forward...

File Name Description Metrics
Jonny-Quest-1986.mp3 This is the opening theme from the 1986-87 "New Adventures" series. It's still fairly close to the original classic theme, but we hear definite differences, too. (Unfortunately, this version has the sound effects...still looking for an instrumental-only version.) 1:00, 952K
Jonny-Quest-Golden-Quest.mp3 This is the opening theme from the 1993 film "Jonny's Golden Quest" series and shows quite a bit more movement away from the original, and definitely has a more "theatrical" sound. Music is by John Debney, who obviously borrowed from the original score, but also led it in new directions. The score is a bit longer than usual, because it includes the opening scenes of the film prior to the start of the theme proper -- you'll know when the theme starts. 2:06, 381K
Jonny-Quest-versus-The-Cyber-Insects.mp3 The opening theme from the 1995 film "Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects" series shows even more movement away from the original and is appropriately a continuation of the cinematic sound introduced with the previous film. And getting close to the sound of the "Real Adventures" theme. 0:55, 168K
Jonny-Quest-Real-Adventures.mp3 And, last but not least, this is the opening theme from the 1996-97 "Real Adventures" series. To my ears, this track shares a lot of similarities with the previous two film scores, and shows a continued evolution of the theme. There are still snippets of the original, serving to anchor it to its heritage. But it's clear that the theme for the new series was based more on the previous film scores than the original series track. 1:02, 191K






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