TNJQWB - THE NEW JONNY QUEST WRITERS BIBLE Written by Peter...

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Sheet1 Page 1 THE NEW JONNY QUEST WRITERS BIBLE Written by Peter Lawrence Revised by Glenn Leopold FIRST DRAFT:5/18/94 REVISED: 1/17/96 REVISED: 2/6/96 HANNA-BARBERA CARTOONS CONTENTS Foreword Overview A Classic Action Adventure Villians and Monsters Jonny Is Star Of Show
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Sheet1 Page 2 Comedy The Characters Jonny Hadji Jessie Race Bannon Dr. Quest Bandit The Group -- Relationships The Quest Home More On Story Some Story Ideas to Explore Mysteries, Legends, Locations Format FOREWORD The original JONNY QUEST is a classic of its kind. It pioneered both action adventure and what one might call "realism" in animation. It has a remarkable following cult. Analyzing that kind of success in order to repeat it is not an exact science but we believe that the original JONNY QUEST has a certain kind of heart and, in developing THE NEW JONNY QUEST, we're trusting in that heart. We have evolved the characters and the situations in which they find themselves Jonny himself, to Hadji and, when she is featured, to the relatively new character of Jessie. We're telling the stories at a higher pace (thank you MTV!) and with somewhat greater sophistication - but THE NEW JONNY QUEST does not try to be fashionable or particularly Politically Correct. We're aiming for timelessness, an appeal which depends more on story, character, mood, enchantment, and rollicking high
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Sheet1 Page 3 adventure than it does on changing fashion. You can see through the original show's necessarily dated style to that timeless quality. Fans love the original show, perhaps simply for their memories of it today, and comment on how dated it is in many ways, they still respond to its sense of adventure. ..and its heart. Our intention is that audiences will feel the same way about THE NEW JONNY QUEST in another 10 years' time. 2 A CLASSIC ACTION ADVENTURE THE NEW JONNY QUEST is classic action adventure. A young boy and his friends caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Why? Because Jonny's dad just happens to be Dr. Benton Quest, one of the world's great scientists and inventors. A man who likes nothing more than to investigate the unknown. And lucky Jonny (and the audience) gets to come along for the ride. There's an air of mystery to Jonny's adventures. They involve hitherto unexplained phenomena, the paranormal, legends and folklore of today's world - stories which spring from, for example, the enigmas of the Amazonian Rain Forest possibilities of the least accessible depths of the oceans secrets of the most remote areas of the world - the Himalayas, the Kalahari, the Gobi, the Arctic and the Antarctic riddles of equally fascinating areas nearer home: the Everglades the ruined dwellings of the Anasazi the American Indians (and other non-First World cultures) even the hidden worlds within and beneath our cities. These mysteries may drive the plots of THE NEW JONNY QUEST, or
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course REL 100 taught by Professor Depends during the Spring '08 term at Augsburg.

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