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Re: Johnny Question

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On 02/01/07 08:35, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Thursday 01 February 2007 00:27, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 08:29:16PM -0500, Max Hyre wrote:
>>> Ron Johnson wrote:
>>>> On 01/31/07 16:58, Hal Vaughan wrote:
>>>>> Maybe, but we'll never see an American 'toon that'll top Johnny
>>>>> Quest.
>>>> I mentioned /JQ/ to my son the other night.  "What's /Johnny
>>>> Quest/?"
>>>> We're so old.  And I'm too young to have watched JQ first runs.
>>>    When I was maybe 10, reading the entire science fiction
>>> section of my local library, I came a cross a book whose
>>> protagonist was Johnny Quest.  He was searching for his
>>> father, and it was involved, IIRC, with an underwater city.
>>>    Much later I became aware of _Johnny Quest_ the cartoon,
>>> and wondered whether it was the same.  Anyone know?
>> The wife says Johnny Quest the cartoon was about Johnny, his friend
>> Hadji, and Johnny's father in various adventures. She doesn't think
>> it is based on any books, but then she did read much at that stage...
>> THe underwater city thing doesn't ring a bell at all. Still, could be
>> based on the idea.
> I never thought of the toon being based on a book.  I know that was not 
> the case, but that doesn't rule out that there could have been books 
> based on the series.  I also know the series was the first toon (at 
> least in USA) where they actually researched what they were writing 
> about before writing the script.

Just as there are spin-off books of movies, I would not be surprised
if there were/are spin-off book of popular cartoons.

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