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    Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    I saw a Twitter post above from Gail that menions characters from Johnny Quest and started wondering....

    Should a Johnny Quest movie be done in the same vein? Might it be cool?

    PS, if trashing Tin Tin, please put spoiler flags as I plan to watch it this weekend.

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    But Race is dead and Johnny's a junkie...

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    So, The Venture Brothers made it into the first response. I was actually wondering how long that would take.
    Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs, but if you sit back and relax you get a heck of a ride.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    I'd *LOVE* to see a well done Johnny Quest movie or even revival of the TV show. Watching the Venture Brothers makes me miss it even more.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
    PS, if trashing Tin Tin, please put spoiler flags as I plan to watch it this weekend.
    It was a really fun movie and i have not seen anyone actually say anything bad about it.

    I have seen a lot of "I have no interest in a movie about a weird european comicbook character" followed by "I fucking loved it" after they saw it

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by JBK405 View Post
    So, The Venture Brothers made it into the first response. I was actually wondering how long that would take.
    The Venture Brothers probably belong in every response. I really miss that show.

    As to a Jonny Quest update, I'm kind of torn. I think if it were to be done, it would have to be by someone who has the same passion Spielberg does for Tintin as opposed to "hey, here's a nostalgia property, let's try giving it a big screen update." No idea if he is a fan of the series or not, but my immediate thought for someone who could make an awesome Jonny Quest is Brad Bird. The main thing I would hope someone would shy away from is any sort of tongue-in-cheek mocking references to how dated certain elements of the show are or joking about Race and Benton being parents together. I want to see the super science and action being taken seriously, albeit in a kid friendly manner.

    Oh, and of course Race is one of the boys parents, I just don't think a poking fun at the background of the show approach is needed.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    I loved Tin Tin, one of the best movies of the year for me. The animation was great, the story was good, the characters were spot-on.

    I would love to see a Johnny Quest movie get a similarly fond and faithful treatment with modern takes on the classic music from the show.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    Yeah, I'd want it done in a nostalgic, but respectful manner.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    I liked the Tintin movie and I liked Spielberg's handling of the action sequences in it a whole lot... and I didn't hate the motion-capture/photo-textured look, but that's the part I could still ultimately take or leave.

    I'd be all about a well-scripted Johnny quest movie for the big screen. What I'd really want for it, though, would be some cinema-quality 2D animation that would reference/homage Toth's designs and sense of shadows and shape. That's the bit that seems least likely in the modern film industry, unless it were a foreign film.

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    Re: Ok, I haven't seen the Tin Tin flick yet, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by Shurato2099 View Post
    I loved Tin Tin, one of the best movies of the year for me. The animation was great, the story was good, the characters were spot-on.

    I would love to see a Johnny Quest movie get a similarly fond and faithful treatment with modern takes on the classic music from the show.
    The opening theme is all kinds of awesome. I'd want it completely left alone.

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