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Jetsons: The Movie/Jonny's Golden Quest
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Ford A. Thaxton
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(1996)
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Buy it... only if you are an enthusiast of the original Hanna-Barbera productions or the multitude of John Debney's 1990's adaptations of the genre.

Avoid it... if you expect the action music in these two scores to match the more robust orchestral output later in Debney's career.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #806
WRITTEN 11/4/99, REVISED 6/11/07
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Jetsons: The Movie/Jonny's Golden Quest: (John Debney) When Hanna-Barbera's The Jetsons debuted in 1962, only 24 episodes were made before public attention moved back to the much-longer running counterpart, The Flintstones. Revived in the 1980's, The Jetsons was given several new similarly-generated episodes in 1984 and 1987, followed by a handful of animated films late in the decade. The only truly original film based on The Jetsons was the 1990 Hanna-Barbera production of 80 minutes that opened and closed with little fanfare. After thirty years, the concept had finally run its course, though the film would benefit from an early score by composer John Debney, whose career was just beginning to take flight in the at the time. Debney would become the go-to guy for modern adaptations of old television cartoons and live-action series, ranging from The Jetsons to Doctor Who, My Favorite Martian, and Inspector Gadget. Whenever he could, Debney would adapt the original theme from the series' previous incarnations into his feature scores, giving them a flavor true to the concept. For The Jetsons, Debney would write a score that very much matches the jazzy style of the theme and Hoyt Curtain's original cartoon music style (which would become a standard in the industry). The clever jazz rhythms and devious instrumental employment would cause the score for The Jetsons to stay close to the style of Danny Elfman in the same era, but with more consistent fluidity. The first half of The Jetsons features unashamed, jazzy cartoon music not much unlike the high style that Michael Giacchino would eventually conjure for The Incredibles. His humor would culminate in the "High School Marching Band" piece that intentionally butchers its way to laughter. The latter half of the score would approach some more serious ground, however, with the electronic, Vangelis-like "Space Age Classical" leading to some all-out orchestral bombast in "Grungies in the Works" that would foreshadow some of Debney's full-blown action material later in the decade. Overall, The Jetsons is a competent, lightweight score, though the title theme --complete with lyrics-- continues to charm.



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Total Time: 67:54
Jetsons: The Movie:

• 1. Intro/Main Title* (2:18)
• 2. George Goes to Work (0:53)
• 3. Mr. Spacely (1:18)
• 4. Meet the Jetsons (2:46)
• 5. Spacely Sprockets (1:34)
• 6. The Factory Goes Haywire (4:49)
• 7. High School Marching Band (0:30)
• 8. George Goes on a Mission (3:12)
• 9. Space Age Classical (1:19)
• 10. Grungies in the Works (3:02)
• 11. Elroy and Judy Meet the Grungies (4:10)
• 12. George Saves the Grungies (1:19)
• 13. George Jetson - Hero/Finale* (2:39)
Jonny's Golden Quest:

• 14. Jonny and His Mom/Main Theme** (2:09)
• 15. Fond Memories of Mom (1:31)
• 16. Dr. Zin's Lair (4:42)
• 17. Jonny Couldn't Save His Mom (4:53)
• 18. Jonny Reflects (2:50)
• 19. Jonny and Haji Escape in Brazil (2:28)
• 20. Ice Sailing in Japan (1:28)
• 21. Escape in Rome (2:12)
• 22. Discovering Dr. Zin's Lab (4:20)
• 23. Jonny Decides to Act (1:09)
• 24. Destruction of Dr. Zin (7:32)
• 25. Fond Farewells/End Title** (3:01)
* contains the "Jetsons Theme" by William Hanna, Joe Barbera, and Hoyt Curtain
** contains the "Jonny Quest Theme" by William Hanna, Joe Barbera, and Hoyt Curtain

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The insert includes a short note about Debney and the two series.
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