6. Jonny Quest / The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest


Number of seasons: 1 (JQ), 2 (TRAoJQ)

Number of episodes: 26 (JQ), 52 (TRAoJQ)

Original run: 18 September 1964 – 11 March 1965 (JQ), 26 August 1996 – 24 September 1999 (TRAoJQ)

In this list of cartoons that I have created, Jonny Quest is the one that is most attached to the real-world as many of its episodes feature real phenomenon such as the Airstrips of Nazca, Ruins of Teotihuacan or the possible existence of Giant Squid. So if Jonny Quest were to be brought to life on the big screen, it should definitely follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and also take a little cues from National Treasure.

Depending on which iteration Hollywood choses to adapt, they can appeal to kids and also teenagers as Jonny Quest is set when the titular character is still a young boy, while the Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TRAoJQ) is set when he is already a teenager. But Jonny isn’t the only character here in the show as he travels around the world solving mysteries with his father and renown scientist, Dr. Benton C. Quest; their bodyguard, Roger T. “Race” Bannon; adopted brother, Hadji Singh and also Race’s daughter, Jessie Bannon, who was introduced in TRAoJQ. Unlike the other cartoons that feature a recurring antagonist, this one features a wide cast of villains as the team travel all over the world.

To bring it to life, as mentioned before, it can take cues from movies such as Indiana Jones, Da Vinci Code and National Treasure, where the team have to travel to multiple locales to solve one major mystery. This will of course enable the moviemakers to add in as many interesting phenomenon and also plot twists as possible.

So what do you think? If you think we’ve missed out any classic cartoons that ought to get their own movies, just drop us a line. We’d be more than happy to update this list and who knows, maybe even start a campaign rolling for on to be actually made for the big screen.

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