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RAJQ Storyboard Artist's Note
This letter was posted on AOL shortly after The Real
Adventures of Jonny Quest debuted.
Subj: Hang in there!
Date: 96-08-29 09:14:17 EDT
Hi Toon Chums!
I won't go into too much detail right now but trust me when I say it's going to
get alot better in a month or so. I'm a freelance storyboard artist who worked on
JQ earlier this year and I'm a big fan of the original series. What you are seeing
now will compleatly change after about 27 episodes go buy.
This series has been in production for nearly 4 years. All these first episodes
that you are seeing were under the control of a creative team who had a very different
vision of what a show LIKE JQ should be for a new '90s generation. They are no longer
in control. For reasons I won't go into, a new creative team took over to chart
a NEW corse for the series at the begining to the year. That team changed everything!
You will litterally see a different style of the characters, different voices for
the characters and total acknowledgement to the original '60s series. A lot more
Banditt as well! Trust me, the 2nd half of this series run is well worth waiting
for. They're not ready to air yet and HB had to run what was already done and paid
for. For better or for worse.
I aggree the shows are more flash over substance. No character development or play
at all! And weak plotlines with continuity holes everywhere. The design isn't bad
(except for Dr. Q. Too stiff!), and Race southren accecnt is a groaner. (Race, by
the way is played by Robert Patrick. The T-1000 from Terminator2!). But as I said,
that will change soon.
One more bit of info. We came very close to not even getting the original theme
music incorperated in the opener or the show! Last I was told, the Big shots didn't
want to use it. Wanted something "new and '90s"! Looks like some people at HB fought
hard in the end and won! Thank God!
Thats all for now. Remember JQ fans, the best is yet to come! When I get word of
air dates for the big swithch over, I'll post it in here.
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