Stop-Motion “Johnny Quest” Video Blows Up Nostalgia

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

Here is something for you fans of retro animation – an amazing stop-motion video that captures the opening credits of the cult-classic “Johnny Quest” cartoon show.

Here is the explanation from the man responsible for this video, Roger Evans:

In 1964, “Johnny 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!

You can see the behind-the-scenes video on how this short was made at this link here.

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