Trivia: The Jetsons

Trivia for the series:

  • The Danza: George O'Hanlon as George Jetson.
  • Depending on the Artist (Toei Animation): Worked on the 3rd season, but did only 2 episodes in-house. The rest were outsourced to other (uncredited) studios. What follows is a list of the subcontractors the company usednote .
    • Crime Games: Magic Bus
    • ASTROnomical I.Q.: Madhouse
    • 9 to 5 to 9: In house
    • Invisibly Yours, George: Toei Animation Philippines
    • Father/Daughter Dance: Madhouse
    • Clean as a Hound's Tooth: Ajia-Do
    • Wedding Bells for Rosie: In house
    • The Odd Pod: Studio Junio
    • Two Many Georges: Ajia-Do
    • Spacely for a Day: Ajia-Do, Flying Dragon
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: After Warner Bros. released the 1960s episodes on DVD, it took another five years for them to start releasing the '80s seasons on that format, and yet another five years for them to complete that era. Additionally, the latter 2/3 of the revival, including the TV specials The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones and Rockin' with Judy Jetson, became available only through the Warner Archive.
  • Recycled Script: The episode "G. I. Jetson" is basically the plot of "Uniblab" in a military setting.
  • Uncanceled: A little more than two decades later.
  • What Could Have Been: Hanna-Barbera pitched a Spin-Off to CBS during The '70s, featuring older versions of Judy and Elroy. The network expressed a greater desire for a cartoon about The Partridge Family, resulting in Partridge Family 2200 AD.
  • Certain episodes of the 80's series have animation reminiscent of The Ren & Stimpy Show that is because John Kricfalusi was the animation director or layout supervisor for those episodes.

Trivia for The Movie:

  • Crossdressing Voices: Teddy-2 was done by the late Dana Hill.
  • The Danza: Besides George O'Hanlon as George Jetson, D.J. Rick Dees has a small role as "Rocket Rick", who is also a D.J.
  • Executive Meddling: Janet Waldo had already recorded her lines as Judy Jetson only to get bounced from the movie in favor of late 1980s pop star Tiffany. Waldo has said she found out shortly after the decision was made, and it was highly publicized. She was pretty upset at first, but has admitted it's become a non-issue, and doesn't hold any ill-will against anybody, not even Tiffany. On the other hand, George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc were beyond pissed off about the Stunt Casting, and demanded that Waldo be reinstated, to no avail.
  • Franchise Killer: Coming on the heels of the 1980s Jetsons revival (the new syndicated episodes and two TV movies), this film's disappointing box office and harsh critical reviews were apparently enough to send the franchise back into hibernation. It has stayed there ever since, a potential live-action film being stuck in Development Hell for years notwithstanding.
    • Possibly being averted finally in 2015, with both a animated theatrical film and direct to video crossover both said to be in WB's pipeline.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Elroy in the movie grows up to become REVOLVER OCELOT! Seriously, that's Patric Zimmerman giving the voice.
    • Brad Garrett (in his film debut) voices one of the Jetsons' neighbors.
    • If you're a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan, chances are you might recognize Cosmic Cosmo's voice as the same singer that Mike and the Bots mercilessly mocked during the end credits of Space Mutiny for the fact that the song he was singing was so blatantly 80's.
  • The Other Darrin: Pretty much everybody except Jane. Daws Butler (Elroy) died a year before the movie started production, so he was replaced by Patric Zimmerman. Mel Blanc (Mr Spacely) and George O'Hanlon (George) died during production, so the few unrecorded lines they had left were done by Jeff Bergman. And most infamously, Tiffany replacing Janet Waldo (Judy) after the latter had already recorded all her lines for the film.
    • The Mexican Spanish dub of the 80s series got it worse in the film: Not only the entire Mexican cast was replaced, the whole movie was dubbed in a Spanish-speaking studio in Los Angeles, CA, with an awful reception in Latin America.
    • Basically, almost every foreign dub has changed voice actors between the 60s, 80s and movie versions, mainly due to the time gap between them.
  • Stunt Casting: The aforementioned example of '80s pop starlet Tiffany as Judy Jetson.