Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Season 1, Volume 1 (DVD)

With almost every classic cartoon being brought back for modern times, it was inevitable that Jonny Quest would eventually be done. The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is a remake of the original series, and I recently had the pleasure of checking out Season 1, Volume 1 on DVD. The first thing I noticed about this show is that even though it’s a newer version, they still managed to keep that classic look in the animation. I appreciated that since sometimes trying to make a show look too modern can ruin it. Another thing about this show is that it’s not mind-numbing entertainment. The main character Jonny and the Indian boy Hadji both use their smarts throughout their adventures where they try and solve various mysteries. And these are no small adventures either. For example, in one episode they almost freeze to death underwater while investigating a mysterious ghost ship! The Season 1, Volume 1 DVD collection has the first 13 exciting episodes of this science-fiction/adventure animated series, and it is definitely worth checking out. While some attempts at remaking classic shows fail miserably, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is one that actually works in bringing back to life a great cartoon.

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