The Jonny Quest Opening Recreated in Awesome Stop-Motion

Posted by Grey Saturday, September 10, 2011

In this incredible recreation of the original opening sequence of the classic Saturday morning cartoon, "Jonny Quest", the iconic vibe of the swinging 60s is channeled into an amazing clip not to be missed.

The phenomenon of Hanna-Barbera's iconic Saturday morning cartoon, "Jonny Quest", might be too distant for the current generation that watches animations or anime. However, there is without a shadow of a doubt of Joony Quest's influence on the current generation of creators from Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. to Matt Fraction's acclaimed spy-fi comic book series Casanova.

Paying homage to the classic animation series, Roger D. Evans has conjured an astonishing shot-by-shot recreation of the iconic opening sequence in an awesome stop-motion style, thus presenting to us an incredible cool clip bursting with a touch of the retro.

In Roger D. Evans' own words:

In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!

(For smooth playback in HD, you may need to let it load completely before viewing.)

If you want to see behind the scenes on how this was produced, go to rogerevans.tv/​jq_page2.html


Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the awesome clip, followed an original presentation of the original opening for your comparison purpose.

Jonny Quest Opening Titles from Roger D. Evans on Vimeo.





1 Comment
  1. Absolutely top-notch! Well done, sir.

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

     

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