[[caption-width-right:350:The modern Space Age family. [[note]]From left to right, George Jetson, Jane, his wife, Daughter Judy, his boy Elroy, and Astro.[[/note]]]]

->''Meet George Jetson''\\
''His boy Elroy''\\
''Daughter Judy''\\
''Jane, his wife''
-->--The opening theme

This Creator/HannaBarbera series demonstrates that even in comedy animation, SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. The first series broadcast in color by Creator/{{ABC}}, ''The Jetsons'' was essentially ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''[[note]]Which predates this show by two years, and had always been in color, but which ABC initially broadcast in black and white.[[/note]] transferred to an idealized vision (even for the time) of the 21st century, with flying cars, conveyor-belt sidewalks and fancy (or rather, fanci'''er''') appliances. George Jetson and his family live in an [[SkyscraperCity ultra-high-rise apartment complex]] with their dog, Astro, and their robot maid, Rosie.

The show was originally canceled after one season due to low ratings, fueled in part because color televisions were still hard to come across in UsefulNotes/TheSixties. After its prime-time run, the original 1962 series was rebroadcast on Saturday mornings on other networks, as well as in syndication. The plots have been compared to those in the ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' comic strip and movies -- not surprising, since Penny Singleton (who played Blondie in the films) was the voice of Jane Jetson. [[UnCancelled New Jetsons episodes were produced]] for syndication in 1985 and 1987, and in 1987-88, there were two feature-length {{Made For TV Movie}}s. One of those movies, ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'', served as a natural {{crossover}} between the two animated families.

Universal released an animated ''Jetsons'' feature film in 1990, complete with ConspicuousCG, a GreenAesop played out with a GangOfCritters, and reuniting nearly all of the original cast members save for '80s pop starlet Tiffany voicing Judy Jetson thanks to ExecutiveMeddling and Patric Zimmerman taking over for the late Creator/DawsButler as Elroy. The film also marked the last performance ever of noted voice artist MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely), who was still recording while in the hospital (as he had years before then), as well as George O' Hanlon (George), who by that point had to have the lines read and acted to him before recording (both passed away before completing the film and sound-alike Creator/JeffBergman filled in the few remaining scenes). The film was dedicated in memory of both men. This was also Penny Singleton's last film role, even though she would live another thirteen years.

The Jetsons stayed dormant for almost 30 years after the movie, until 2017. After Creator/WarnerBros released DirectToVideo {{Crossover}}s with other Hanna-Barbera characters and Wrestling/{{WWE}} Superstars, the Jetsons starred in ''The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania''. Later that year, ABC greenlit a live-action sitcom about the family. 2017 save the family return in comic book form as part of the DarkerAndEdgier "Hanna-Barbara Beyond" series.

Engineering company Arconic made a LiveActionAdaptation of the show's title sequence, featuring [[TheNewTens updated]] designs of the show's {{Zeerust}}ic technology. You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37waZeR4isc here]].

!!This series provides examples of:
* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant: One episode features a company named Contempo Computers. Spacely and his rival Cosgwell want to do business with that company and all they know about their CEO is that he's a young and innovative man. At the company's headquarters, they meet a young man and a boy. The boy is the [[GradeSchoolCEO CEO of Contempo Computers]].
* AdvertisedExtra: In the original 1962-63 season, Rosie was treated as a main character but only appeared two times. She appeared much more often in the revival.
%%* AliensSpeakingEnglish
* AlliterativeName:
** Jane and Judy Jetson. And George.
** The company where he works (Spacely [Space] Sprockets) and said company's rival (Cogswell ['s Cosmic] Cogs).
* AnimationBump: Season 2's "Hi-Tech Wreck". It was the directorial debut for Creator/JohnKricfalusi and it shows.
* AntiGravityClothing: The rings around some outfits.
* ArtEvolution: Look at one of the earlier episodes of the first season, and look at one of the episodes of the last season[[note]]animated by ToeiAnimation[[/note]] which has an almost digital art-like quality. This is ''really'' impressive considering they were still using ''cels'' to make the show at the time.
* AscendedExtra: RUDI. He briefly appears during the 60s episodes looking completely different than his later incarnation. In the 80s revival he's not only George's computer but also his best friend on the job.
* BadBoss: Mr. Spacely. See GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity.
* BadNewsIrrelevantNews:
-->'''Mr. Spacely:''' Jetson! Thank goodness you're still here! I've got some good news and some bad news...\\
'''George Jetson:''' What's the bad news, Mr. Spacely?\\
'''Mr. Spacely:''' We've discovered a very dangerous computer virus that you have to stop right away!\\
'''George:''' But that could take months! By the way... what's the good news?\\
'''Mr. Spacely:''' The good news is, I don't have to do it! Bye now!
* BareYourMidriff: Judy's default outfit does this.
* BigFriendlyDog: Astro.
* BlackBeadEyes: Elroy.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Judy, except when she isn't being bratty.
* BumblingDad: George, definitely.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Jane! Stop this crazy thing!"
** [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity "JETSON!!!]] [[OnceAnEpisode You're fired!"]]
** "Ooba Dooba!"
* CelebrityParadox: In an early episode ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' is shown to be a TV show in their universe, and a movie in a flashback but they meet them in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones''.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In an episode, Rosie angrily rips the dress off a snobbish socialite who had insulted the titular family. [[DressesTheSame Both Jane and the woman had entered a party wearing identical dresses, which led to the whole conflict.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Spacely was originally an implied one, but mostly showed signs of it in the '80s series and was played straight in the 1990 movie. Spacely's business rival, Mr Cogswell, is just as bad if not worse.
* CowboyEpisode: "Dude Planet" (60s episode) and "High Moon" (80s episode).
* CutASliceTakeTheRest:
** In the opening, George takes a few bills out of his wallet for Jane, but Jane takes the entire wallet instead.
** Spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where George yells at Jane for taking all his money and ends up throwing her out of the air car, killing her.
** In the episode "Future Tense," George wins a pile of money at a horse race, at the end the 'interplanetary revenue service' takes the pile, hands him a stack out of the pile, and keeps the rest for themselves.
** Also used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjZc-I6Lx60 this Jetson's sponsor's tag]] for Saran Wrap.
* DependingOnTheArtist (''Creator/ToeiAnimation''): 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 used[[note]]Toei also worked on 2 episodes of season 2, ''Elroy in Wonderland'' and ''The Vacation'', both shipped off to Creator/DaiWon and were left uncredited in both instances[[/note]].
** ''Crime Games'': ''Creator/MagicBus''
** ''[=ASTROnomical I.Q.=]'': ''Creator/{{Madhouse}}''
** ''9 to 5 to 9'': In house
** ''Invisibly Yours, George'': ''Toei Animation Philippines''
** ''[=Father/Daughter Dance=]'': ''Madhouse''
** ''Clean as a Hound's Tooth'': ''Creator/AjiaDo''
** ''Wedding Bells for Rosie'': In house
** ''The Odd Pod'': ''Creator/StudioJunio''
** ''Two Many Georges'': ''Ajia-Do''
** ''Spacely for a Day'': ''Ajia-Do'', ''Creator/FlyingDragon''
* DerangedAnimation: The [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi John K.]]-produced Flash shorts from the early [=2000s=]. Particularly evident in the first couple minutes of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpK35bAsihE "The Best Son".]]
* DeusExitMachina: In similar fashion to the outro gag for ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', George's screams to "stop this crazy thing" are never replied in the original ending credits. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' took ''another'' swipe at the show with this.
-->'''George:''' ''*haggard and livid*'' DID YOU NOT HEAR ME BACK THERE?!?
* DinnerWithTheBoss: Mr. Spacely does this in the pilot episode.
* DisguisedInDrag: George passing himself off as "Georgina Jetstream" in "Solar Snoops."
* DisneyAcidSequence: The song ''Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah'' from ''A Date With Jet Screamer''.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Both Mr. Spacely and Sgt. Uniblab fill this trope in "G.I. Jetson".
* ExtyYearsFromNow: The show started in 1962. Naturally, it was set in 2062.
* FoodPills: Yet oddly Jane managed to mess them up somehow.
* ForgottenBirthday: Happens to Judy in "Judy's Birthday Surprise".
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: George (sanguine), Jane (melancholic), Elroy (phlegmatic), and Mr. Spacely (choleric).
* FuturisticSuperhighway: George had to deal with traffic jams even with a flying car.
* FutureSlang: Tons, most memorably "Eep, op, ork, ah-ah! And that means I love you!"
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: TropeNamer. Has anyone ever actually tried to count all the times George gets fired throughout the series?
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The "cheeky" FrenchMaid robot in the episode that introduces Rosie[[note]]Which was the ''pilot'', no less[[/note]].
** Considering the original episodes were produced when they didn't allow female navels on TV (as in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''), it's fun to imagine that Judy's navel is "really" exposed throughout the series, but just not drawn due to the simplified art style.
* GradeSchoolCEO: One episode features a company headed by a boy around Elroy's age.
* HappilyMarried: George and Jane.
* HeightAngst: Cosmo G. Spacely is barely one-third of George Jetson's height, which adds to the triggers for Spacely to fire Jetson once per episode.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Jane, mostly. George, definitely.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Plenty of proverbs RecycledInSpace: "That's the way the satellite spins."
* HollywoodGenetics: Why are Elroy and Judy blondes when their parents are both redheads?
* HumansAreWhite: There are no black people in ''The Jetsons''. You know, just like [[SocietyMarchesOn every other TV show created in the early '60s]]. They did add some more diversity in the 80s episodes, though.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cogswell. Spacely also qualifies, even if he DOES have a few PetTheDog moments.
* LaughTrack: The original series had one, though it was later removed when the series was remastered in the 90's. Averted with the 1980's episodes.
* MeanBoss: Mr. Spacely's no doubt one of animation's biggest examples of this. And again, Mr. Cogswell.
* TheNapoleon: Mr. Spacely
* NoOSHACompliance: Noting that these buildings are thousands of feet in the air, the parking lots don't have any barriers, and there are even suspended conveyor belts without railings[[note]]Such as the conveyor belts seen in some airports.[[/note]] in public places. Far worse when you think hovercraft accidents may leave the occupants hurtling through the glass domes, and down thousands of feet.
* OverprotectiveDad: As boy-crazed as Judy is, George has every reason to be this.
* PetTheDog: Spacely will have a moment or two that shows he's not such a bad guy.
* RapidFireNailBiting: In one of the 1980's episodes Judy Jetson does this hoping her father George doesn't embarrass her with his dancing at her party.
* RaygunGothic: The show is pretty much a perfect example of the era's sci-fi aesthetic.
* RecycledInSpace: The Jetsons are ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' IN THE FUTURE!
* RepetitiveAudioGlitch: In "Uniblab", the titular robot gets stuck repeating "Spacely's a stupe" (one of the things it recorded George Jetson saying) while Spacely was showing off the robot to a few businessmen.
* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: In one episode George watches a clip from ''Rocky 912''.
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* TheRival:
** Mr. Cogswell/Cogswell Cogs to Mr. Spacely/Spacely Sprockets
** One episode revealed that there's no real practical difference between sprockets or cogs, in such a way as to suggest that this is some sort of dirty secret which could prove ruinous to one or both companies should it ever be made public.
** One episode reveals the rivalry came from when they were kids. They attended the same school; graduated the same day; Spacely Sprockets and Cogswell Cogs were founded practically at the same time. Making his millionth cog before Spacely made ''his'' millionth sprocket meant so much for Cogswell he didn't mind going to prison for what he did to sabotage Spacely.
* RobotAntennae: Rosie has two of them; one on either side of her head.
* RobotAthlete: The robots in "Robot Football".
* RobotMaid: Rosie, who's iconic enough to also be the trope image.
* SameCharacterButDifferent: RUDI in the 1980's episodes looks absolutely nothing like his 1962 appearance, although it was apparently the same character (in both versions he was voice by Don Messick)
* SocietyMarchesOn:
** So, why ''didn't'' Jane learn to drive (pilot?) in HighSchool? Because she was pregnant with Judy at the time (see below). The above is averted in TheEighties revival, where Jane and Judy do indeed drive.
** Hanna-Barbera had also done [[WomenDrivers "women can't drive"]] jokes in other 60's cartoons, like ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
** Also, why would Jane be a [[StayInTheKitchen housewife]] in a society with robot maids, automated kitchens and self-cleaning houses? They didn't always have a robot maid. Either way, RuleOfFunny still applies. Maybe it just sounds better than "unemployed".
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Astro, actually pre-dating Hanna-Barbera's [[ScoobyDoo more famous canine example of this]].
* StupidFuturePeople: The show tried to show this by having the worst problems in society being getting tired of pushing buttons all the time, portraying it as being joint-breaking labor that the characters did nothing but complain about. Ha ha, ignorant future people don't know what work is.
* TaxmanTakesTheWinnings: An episode has Jane and George making it big on betting in races (using [[AppliedPhlebotinum a pair of glasses that can see a few minutes into the future]]) and running away from a pair of men that they think belongs to TheMafia... only to find out that the men belongs to the Intergalactic Revenue Service and that the government's cut of their winnings leaves them with only two (space) dollars.
* ThemeTuneCameo: The Jetsons' doorbell chimes four notes of the theme song.
* ThemeTuneRollCall: Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane, his wife.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Common with Orbitty, as he has the special ability to change into various colors, depending on his mood.
* TinCanRobot: Rosie
* TitleSequenceReplacement:
** The '80s series used the same intro animation from the original, but the theme tune was re-recorded with (electronic) Simmons Drums, electric bass and some other changes (some de-jazzification?) in an attempt to make it sound more modern. But this new recording was also applied to subsequent re-issues of the original series in some weird attempt at revisionism.
** The '60s series also gained the 1985 title cards, end credits sequence, and the laugh track was removed to put it in line with the then-new season. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRyrcpe74Yg this]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyinD6ZDqeg this]]. This was an attempt to "seamlessly" fit the 1962-3 and 1985/1987 seasons into the one syndication package, as if no one would notice the the difference between them (e.g. the voice actors ageing by a couple of decades, and real-life technological advances during the gap leading to the '80s seasons focusing more on computer than mechanical technology). The 2004 [=DVDs=] (and newer re-issues to broadcasters) have restored all of the above to the originals except for the title cards, with the original ColdOpenings still missing.
** The 1990 movie has a completely remade version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW7Cz4d5E8s the intro animation]], which features some ConspicuousCG. Notably, Jane kisses George instead of taking his wallet.
* UnplannedCrossdressing: The automatic grooming device(s) would occasionally dress George in Jane's clothes and/or give him her hairstyle.
** It also happened to Judy when the device accidentally dressed her in George's tuxedo. Bizarrely, it actually fit her better than you'd expect.
* UsedFuture:
** Rosie's often stated to be a long-obsolete (by the Jetsons' era's standards) robot model, with more advanced robots available.
** There's also the Jetsons' futuristic tech sometimes breaking down or malfunctioning.
** In "Private Property", when George Jetson and Mr. Spacely saw a building being erected next to the headquarters of Spacely Sprockets, the two of them agreed that it's not like in the "old" days when it took a "whole week" to erect a building.
* VideoPhone: Fitting with the cartoon's RaygunGothic aesthetic. Taken to [[RuleOfFunny ridiculous ends]] all the times Mr Spacely is able to reach ''through the screen'' and physically throttle George.
** In some episodes Jane can be seen shopping and the kids doing schoolwork on it, which pushes it slightly more towards the desktop [=PCs=] of the actual future than the dedicated-hardware videophone of pure {{zeerust}}.
* VisualPun: "Let me put on my face" is usually a euphemism for putting on makeup. In the cartoon, Jane and a friend of hers ''actually put on faces'' over their bed heads.
* WebGames: Two Flash-based games were released in 1998 on the Cartoon Network website: ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/19981202032056/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/index.html Mealtime Malfunction]]'' and ''[[https://archive.org/details/jetsons-space-race Jetsons Space Race]]''.
* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: When we're not using moving sidewalks, everyone gets around with flying cars or jetpacks.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Orbitty, the Jetsons' alien pet that was added in the second season, doesn't appear in the third season (aside from one cameo) or any of the movies.
* WritersCannotDoMath: Jane is thirty-three and Judy is sixteen. One expects Hanna-Barbera didn't intend for Jane to have [[UnfortunateImplications become a mother at the age of seventeen]]...
* {{Zeerust}}: To the point where the Smithsonian's Paleofuture blog is running an [[http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Jetsons-at-50.html episode-by-episode analysis of the original 1962 series]] and the effect it had on people's perceptions of the future.

!!The 1990 film provides examples of:

* TwoDSpace: Even in a future with flying cars there are still roads and traffic jams.
* TheAce: Apollo Blue and Teddy-2.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Mr. Spacely. In the series he is usually a MeanBoss toward George, but in the end he is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In this movie he is a straight-up CorruptCorporateExecutive, without almost any of his redeeming qualities of the series.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: George refers to Mr. Spacely as the company's "penny-pinching peaheaded president" in one scene.
* AlliterativeName: Jane and Judy Jetson. Also Furgie Furbalow.
* AmbiguousGender: Furgie. If her father had never stated she was a girl, most viewers might not have known.[[note]]even if she WAS voiced by Russi Taylor...[[/note]]. Her gender gets another confirmation at the end when Astro hands her back to her parents, saying "Here she is!"
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Rosie after Bertie explains his daughter's gender: "How can ya tell?"
* AnimationBump: Watch an earlier episode of the first season of the show, then look at this movie and see how much the animation quality improved.
* BigDamnMovie: The original show = basically ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]]. The Movie = taking down a corrupt corporation from within, with the survival of an entire species hanging in the balance.
* BavarianFireDrill: George uses a blow-up traffic cop to get through a traffic jam.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Jetsons manage to convince Mr. Spacely to cooperate with the Grungies without destroying their home. But with the Grungies working at the plant, George is no longer needed there, so the family has to say goodbye to all their new friends and move back to Earth.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: George finally gets to tell his boss off for something - namely, [[spoiler:for his plant endangering the Grungie colony.]]
-->'''George:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis No...SIR...Mr....Spacely!]]... [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat ...Man, that felt good!]]
* ChainOfPeople: [[spoiler: The Grungies do this in order to pull Elroy from a landslide.]]
* ChewToy: George ''really'' takes a lot of damage in this movie, yet it's mainly for laughs.
* ConspicuousCG: Pretty early example, predating the famous ballroom scene from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* CrashIntoHello: Judy and Apollo Blue meet when they crash into each other on their scooters at the mall.
* DisneyAcidSequence: Judy and Apollo's song, "You and Me". Justified in that it was in a simulation room.[[note]]It's also the only part of the movie not done by Creator/HannaBarbera themselves. It was done by Kurtz and Friends, a company that usually only does commercials.[[/note]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Elroy, sort of.]]
* GangOfCritters: [[spoiler:The Grungies -- a species of tiny, furry creatures that are responsible for sabotaging the plant in order to save their subterranean home.]]
* GentleGiant: The Furbalows.
* HighTurnoverRate: The vice-president position.
* LogoJoke: The Hanna-Barbera Swirling Star appears at the end of the movie, albeit with its "swirling" sound effects replaced with a majestic-sounding rendition of the first four notes from the ''Jetsons'' theme song (a.k.a. "the Jetsons' doorbell"). [[labelnote:Logo trivia]]Oddly enough, instead of the then-current CGI version, the 1979-86 version was used, albeit with "Hanna-Barbera" rendered in the trademark "script" font and the byline "A Great American Broadcasting Company" -- the only time that byline was ever used.[[/labelnote]]
* PreemptiveShutUp: After George accidentally gets stuffed into a box full of sprockets, he returns home to his family, who look at him in surprise, but he angrily tells them, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "Don't. Say. A word."]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Furgie. [[spoiler:Also the Grungies.]]
* TheRival: Teddy-2 for Elroy, at first.
* SoapWithinAShow: Jane, Rosie and Astro are watching "All My Androids". All three are in tears as "Galaxina threatens to pull the plug on her romance", with Jane having to tell Rosie to stop in case she rusts again.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Teddy-2 looks just like his father. Also Furgie looks a lot like a smaller version of her dad.
* StockAudioClip: Judy cheering "Yay Daddy!"[[note]]One of only a couple lines Janet Waldo recorded that actually remained in the movie. Another is before the "You and Me" sequence, after Judy falls through the hologram tree. She says she's alright, in Janet's voice.[[/note]]
** Also, the same clip of Jane saying "how nice" is heard twice.
* TagalongKid: Furgie Furbelow.
* TodayXTomorrowTheWorld: A variation: Mr. Spacely says, "Today, Spacely Sprockets, tomorrow, the universe!"
* UnexplainedRecovery: Mr. Spacely rips out Rudy 2's wires, disabling him. He's seen at the end of the film functioning just fine, and no mention is made of it.
* WhamShot: [[spoiler:The Grungies' home, partially destroyed by a mining drill. This is the moment the Jetsons finally realize just how much harm Spacely's Sprockets has been doing there.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:The Grungies.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Apollo Blue and the Furbalow family.
* ZeerustCanon: Being made in 1990, this movie is loaded with 1980's pop culture, from music to hairstyles, yet it's still set in the same 1960's RaygunGothic future, which sometimes gives a weird combination.


!! ''Robo-[=WrestleMania=]'' provides examples of:

* AnimationBump: While not in the same level as the theatrical movie, the animation in this is really good. Given the advancement in technology, it would've looked much better either way.
* CerebusRetcon: The original show made a lot of jokes about how hard manual labor is and how easy life in the future is. Here, the joke is deconstructed, and shows the consequences of relying too much on technology and future life.
* LogoJoke: The movie begins with a recreation of the 1974 "Rainbow H-B" Hanna-Barbera logo that looks almost identical to the original (the "H-B" text is not slanted in this version).
* NeverMyFault: George gladly lets Elroy accept the blame for Wrestling/TheBigShow's rampage when the latter says [[ItsAllMyFault it's all his fault]]. Jane is quick to call the former out on this though.
* ShoutOut: When the Jetsons are brought to Mr. [=McMahon=]'s office, the wrestlers are all shocked that Astro can talk. Mr. [=McMahon=] can only say, "Would you believe this isn't [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWrestlemaniaMystery the first time I've met]] [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo a talking dog?]]"
** Bonus points in that both Scooby and Astro are voiced by Frank Welker.
* TookALevelInJerkass: George subverts this trope. While he is more cowardly and prone to NeverMyFault moments than he was in the show and the previous movie, it's more of Big Show's intimidating personality causing him to get overly stressed out and not think straight. Plus, he's still shown to deeply care for his family.
* VocalEvolution: Creator/JeffBergman's voices for George Jetson and Mr. Spacely are respectively higher and lower (albeit not too much) than when he first started in 1990. It's justified in that he's voicing the characters for a full movie instead of a few scenes. Plus, he has more material to work with than with commercials or shorts, giving him room to stretch his vocal chords .