Jonny Quest is one of the longest running Saturday morning cartoons
of all time, alongside Scooby-Doo
and Fat Albert
, but only 26 episodes were produced of the original Jonny Quest.
The show was an adventure series about a young kid Jonny Quest, who, along with mystical Indian friend Hadji, pet dog Bandit, Jonny's super-scientist father Dr. Benton Quest, and government agent/bodyguard/pilot Race Bannon, investigated strange goings-on all over the world. The show was a combination of mystery, adventure, action, scientific marvels, and humor as the group traveled everywhere around the world.
Jonny Quest originally ran in primetime on ABC during the 1964-65 season, but it wasn't big until it moved to Saturday morning. It ran on CBS from 1967-1970, then back to ABC through 1972. In 1978, the program became part of The Godzilla Power Hour, and in 1979, Jonny Quest moved to NBC, where it stayed until 1981.
In 1996, the Turner Company released an updated, all-new series entitled The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. This new series featured an additional character in Jessie Bannon, the daughter of Race, and made extensive use of computer animation.
9/18/64 - 9/9/65 ABC
Dates taken from yesterdayland.com