May 11, 2004
Released at last!
Amazon tracks top selling DVDs on this page -- a check as of 10:50 p.m.
EDT on May 11, 2004 (the first day the set was officially available) showed it rated
at number 10! This is as high a rating as the collection received
-- pretty heady stuff for a nearly 40-year-old cartoon!
May 8, 2004
Review! (Hint: get your wallets out, folks)
Lyle's first-impressions review.
May 5, 2004
Review Copy Arrives!
Craig's first-impressions review.
March 28, 2004
reported that Warner Bros. will be releasing single-episode DVD samplers
of some of its TV series, including "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest."
March 10, 2004
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2004--
"The Jetsons: The Complete First Season" and "Jonny
Quest: Season One" Available May 11 For the First Time Ever on Special Four-Disc
Warner Home Video (WHV) opens its classic vaults to team up with legendary animation
studio Hanna-Barbera to premiere two releases in the new "Hanna-Barbera Golden Collection"
DVD series featuring the animated series "The Jetsons: The Complete First Season"
and "Jonny Quest: Season One." By popular demand, both cult-classic cartoon series
will be available May 11, 2004 for the first time ever digitally re-mastered on
DVD in a deluxe four-disc collectors set, each featuring over 11 hours of classic
original TV programming and newly-added enhanced content, priced to own at $64.92
Read about The Jetsons DVD.
The catchy tune of "The Jetsons" ideally captures the lighthearted essence of the
show, a 21st Century futuristic counterpoint to "The Flintstones" that reflected
the space-age optimism of the times. "The Jetsons" were the very first family, animated
or not, to have a big-screen home entertainment system decades before it became
a reality! They lived in the ultra-convenient world of tomorrow with flying cars,
floating cities and androids, all commonplace scenery of today's most popular sci-fi
blockbusters. The animated series only lasted for one full season, but these original
episodes continued to air on the network for over 15 years. Now this beloved series
teletransports onto DVD, featuring all 24 hilarious Season One episodes, plus packed
with soaring extras, both newly-made and vintage rarities, including:
"Rosey the Robot" Commentary by Janet Waldo
"A Date with Jet Screamer" Commentary by Janet Waldo
"The Jetsons: The Family of the Future" Featurette
"Nuclear Family Album" (character bios)
"Space Age Gadgets" Featurette
"Rosey the Robotic Maid" Featurette
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,
the Indian boy Hadji, family bulldog Bandit ... and of course, his fearless 11-year-old
son Jonny (voiced by actor Tim Matheson). Now all 26 classic episodes from Year
One charting the fantastic exploits of brave and brainy Jonathan Quest are available
for the first time ever in the "Jonny Quest: Season One" deluxe DVD set that is
action-packed with bonus features such as:
- "Quest Files: Fun Facts & Trivia" (over episode "Double Danger")
- "Adventures in Animation: A Cartoon Called Quest" Featurette on Animators
- "Jonny Quest Video Handbook" (bios on heroes, villains and locations)
- "P.F. Flyer Sneaker" commercial (original spot)
March 3, 2004
Thanks to forum regular "Curt in Houston" for noticing Amazon.com has the
DVD collection up for pre-sale on their website. Amazon.com web site also confirms
Tuesday, May 11, 2004, as the release date.
While poking around the web, we found a large picture of the cover art on the DVDEmpire web site.
February 25, 2004
Posted by Gord Lacey
in this report
[TVShowsOnDVD.com] reported this was coming awhile ago, but today Warner Bros officially
announced that they are releasing the first season of Jonny Quest on DVD. On May
11th we'll see the entire 26 episode premiere season of the show released on DVD
for the first time. With a running time of 676 minutes, and boasting "dazzling translucent
collectible packaging," the set will carry a suggested retail price of $64.92 for
The 26 episodes aren't all you'll get, as Warner Bros has a bunch of great extras
lined up for the set. "Jonny Quest Files" will contain fun facts and trivia on the
show, the "Jonny Quest Video Handbook" contains information on the heroes [and]
February 23, 2004
Fellow JQ fan Chris Carney wrote...
I read this morning on Coming Attractions (http://members.cox.net/comingattractions/)
that a release date of May 12th has been set for the complete 1st season on DVD.
This is my only source of information for this news, so a second source may be in
order before you post this news on your Quest site, but it's worth looking into.
We agreee, Chris! And thanks for the heads up! In talking this over we here at ClassicJQ.com
felt it was worth the risk to pass along this tidbit before we acquired independent
confirmation. As we learn more, we'll post it! The data on the above-mentioned web
site is posted below:
JONNY QUEST SEASON ONE DVD SET - Coming
The JONNY QUEST SEASON ONE DVD Set is coming this May from Warner Home Video!
Follow young, intrepid adventurer Jonny Quest, his scientist father Dr. Benton Quest,
bodyguard Race Bannon, boyhood companion Hadji, and pup Bandit, in the globe-trotting,
harrowing exploits featured in this DVD set collecting all 26 Season 1 episodes
of Hanna/Barbera's 1964-65 animated classic!
The March PREVIEWS solicitation indicates that this DVD set is scheduled to ship
in April 2004. The retailer ordering data lists May 12th as the ship date.
February 20, 2004
From Lance Falk, who worked for Hanna-Barbera on Jonny
Quest in the 1980s and 1990s
Yes, there will be a DVD box set of all 26 classic Jonny Quest episodes. Most probably
by the end of '04. News we've all been waiting YEARS to hear.
I and others were interviewed for a small retrospective documentary (which I hear
came out great). Other extras MAY include, the Toby Danger short from Freakazoid
and a vintage B&W PF Flyers commercial done at the time of the original show.
I know they have access to both these things and I suggested that one or both should
be Easter Eggs. We'll have to see. I asked about censorship (The infamous "Heathen
Monkeys" line, for example) and uncut versions (unlike some awful VHS releases of
the past) and, rest assured that they want to put out the truest versions from the
The two producers of the extras are big fans and very nice guys and the quality
of the extras will be whatever they are allowed to do, time, money, and available
material (The classic show wasn't that well archived). As far as I'm concerned,
it is a MAJOR victory to have the episodes on DVD, period. Any extras will be welcome,
but that's a minor point to me (even though I'm involved a little!).
In addition to CJQ, first season sets of Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and Jetsons are
on the way and I know that they are working on a Challenge of the Superfriends thing.
Also, they are finally talking about a good box set (or sets) of Batman: TAS.
Sorry it isn't the best of info, but you can be assured that those bootleg sets
are a waste of money. Within ten months' time, a much better quality, and less expensive
official version will be easy to buy.
January 14, 2004
Thanks to "tomahawktom" who posted this info on our
forum, and to www.thedigitalbits.com for posting the information in the first
place, even if they did misspell Jonny's name!
A while back here in The Rumor Mill, we told you that Warner Bros. was finally going
to get more serious about releasing their animated product on DVD, particularly
TV series animation from their new and classic lines. Well, we've been hearing from
some very good sources recently, who tell us that the folks at WB are hard at work
on The Flintstones: Season One, The Jetsons: Season One and Johnny Quest: The Complete
Series! That last title has us particularly excited here at The Bits. No release
timetable has been set other than probably late 2004 or early 2005. Other full season
animated titles are planned, we're told, including the recent Batman: The Animated
Series and more. We'll post additional details when we have them.