March 16, 2014


Cartoon Sunday: Jonny Quest. Like many Spy Vibers, animator Roger D Evans was captivated as a kid by the ultra-cool title sequence from Jonny Quest (1964-1965). Inspired by the jazzy score by Hoyt Curtin (Flintstones, Whacky Races, Josie and the Pussycats, Super Friends) and visuals by Doug Wildey (Marvel Super Heroes, Return to the Planet of the ApesIncredible Hulk), he set out to recreate the Jonny Quest opening in stop-motion using his own home-made toys. The results were such a success that Evans was able to raise over $15,000 on Kickstarter in hopes of producing a stop-motion version of a 20 minute episode from the 1960s. The project did not reach its needed goal of $65,000, but the title sequence below lives on to be loved and admired by fans. I hope Evans can follow through with his idea in the future. Nothing beats the original, of course, but it's a thrill to see such a reverential effort in this style. Direct Vimeo link here. Do you love the original Batman and Green Hornet shows from 1966? Don't miss my interview with Ralph Garman and Ty Templeton about their new comic series for DC here

Recent Spy Vibe posts: Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton,  Solar & Bionic Man ReturnThe Saint Library ReleasedDC Fontana Prisoner VideoJames Bond Comic EventTurkish James Bond DesignEdward Gorey's 1960sIpcress File cinematography007 SOLO cover designsBatman Valentines cardsSaturday Cartoons: Marine BoyMary QuantPatrick Macnee, Gloria Steinem and Denny O'Neil on MOD Wonder WomanWin Scott Eckert interview, Siegel and Shuster's SPYDavid McCallum: Son of BatmanJon Gilbert talks FlemingBarbarella TV seriesMeet the Beatles 50thWonderwall comes to Blu-rayBatman StripsDavid Bowie at 67Kevin Dart talks Ringo & Powerpuff GirlsSherlock ExhibitFu Manchu history panelAndy Warhol box set, Six-Million Dollar ManStriped Light NudeBuckminster FullerDylan at NewportJane and SergeThe Goldfinger VariationsMod Tales InterviewDavid Tennant's Ian Fleming audio books, Atomic ArtShane Glines Batman.

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Ian Fleming LettersErno Goldfinger, Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book covers, Ian Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive.

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