What is the Young Indiana Jones?
Young Indiana Jones is a television series based on the characters in the Indiana Jones feature films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character as he was growing up with the adventures he has with various historical people and events he encounters along the way.
How many episodes of Young Indiana Jones were there and when were they filmed?
32 episodes were filmed in two separate productions for the ABC television network between 1991 and 1993. Additional filming was done at a later time to expand the Palestine 1917 episode into 2 hours. Additional filming was done in 1996 to expand the Curse of the Jackal episode into 2 two hour movies. 4 made for cable movies were filmed for what was then the U.S. Family channel in 1994.
Why did ABC stop showing the series?
In the U.S the series premiered with good ratings but the ratings quickly dropped. Apparently people expected to see the action packed pure entertainment of the feature films and tuned out when they found something more cerebral.
In an attempt to booster ratings the second production of episodes concentrated on the older Young Indy which had a little more action. Harrison Ford was even brought in for a brief appearance in one episode. These did not help and ABC pulled it from the air in April 1993. During the summer ABC ran some of the unshown episodes.
In other countries Young Indiana Jones was much better received which might be one of the reasons the Family channel decided to do the movies.
Are there unaired episodes?
In the U.S. four episodes were never shown in their original format. They have since been shown in their re-edited format.
These 4 episodes were aired in most other countries.
Where can I see Young Indiana Jones?
Unfortunately the Young Indiana Jones has not aired anywhere in recent years that I am aware of.
In the past Young Indiana Jones has run in the U.S. on the ABC TV network, the USA cable channel, what is now the Freeform cable channel (formerly called ABC Family and before that The Fox Family Channel and before that the Family Channel), the U.S. History Cable Channel, and the U.S. History International Cable Channel. For info on when and what they aired see the schedules on the the Young Indiana Jones info page.
Young Indiana Jones has also aired in Finland, Germany, the U.K., New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Argentina, Italy, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Korea, Brazil, Hungary, Russia, Guatemala, and Slovenia.
What is the cast of Young Indiana Jones?
In the TV series Young Indy was played by two actors: Corey Carrier between ages of about 8 to 10, and Sean Patrick Flanery between about 16 to 21. Also in the cast were Ronny Coutteure as Indy's friend Remy, Margater Tyzack as Indy's tutor, and Ruth De Sosa and Lloyd Owen as Indy's Mother and Father. Indy as an old man was played by George Hall. For information on the cast see the Young Indiana Jones cast page.
Hasn't Corey Carrier grown quite a bit between when Curse of the Jackal was filmed in 1991 and the additional scenes in 1996?
Digital techniques are being used in some scenes to shrink Corey to make him look younger.
Where was Young Indiana Jones filmed?
Principle filming has been done in:
|London, England||Dublin, Ireland|
|St. Petersburg, Russia||Liverpool, England|
|Almeria, Spain||Cortina, Italy|
|Prague, Czechoslovakia||Feltre, Italy|
|Barcelona, Spain||Florence, Italy|
|Lamu, Kenya||Pisa, Italy|
|Tana River, Kenya||Taita Hills, Africa|
|Nairobi, Kenya||Mombasa, Africa|
|Paris, France||Nairobi, Africa|
|Benares, India||Malindi, Kenya|
|Beijing, China||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Shanghai, China||Venice, Italy|
Second unit filming has been done in numerous other locations.
Is Young Indiana Jones available on DVD?
The long awaited U.S. DVD release of the Young Indiana Jones was in 3 volumes. The first volume was released October 23, 2007, the second on December 18, 2007, and the third on April 29, 2008. Along with the episodes are historical companion films which are original works from the Lucasfilm documentary unit headed by CBS News veteran David Schneider. Details of the contents of each of the 3 volumes is listed on the Young Indiana Jones DVD page.
Is Young Indiana Jones available on video and laserdisc?
All of the episodes were edited into 22 movies for release on video. Twelve of the Young Indiana Jones videos were released October 26, 1999 along with a re-release of the Indy feature films. For which ones see the Young Indiana Jones available videos page For details on all the videos see the Young Indiana Jones available video episode guide. These 12 videos were released worldwide over the course of 2000. For more info see the other country videos section. The remaining 10 Young Indiana Jones videos have never been released.
There were a few episodes from the early episodes released in Japan and the U.K. There was also a boxed laserdisc set of some of the episodes released in Japan. See the Young Indiana Jones videos page for some info.
Has any Young Indiana Jones music been released on CD?
There are four Young Indiana Jones CDs. For details see the Young Indiana Jones CDs page.
Are there Young Indiana Jones books?
There have been several series of Young Indiana Jones novels. Some have been based on Young Indiana Jones episodes and some are original stories. They are also aimed at several different age groups. Unfortunately many are now out of print so are only found in used book stores. There are also a few other books with Young Indiana Jones info. For a list of the books I know of see the Young Indiana Jones books page.
Are there Young Indiana Jones magazine articles?
There have been articles on Young Indiana Jones in the Starwars Insider (formerly the Lucasfilm Fan Club), American Cinematographer, Cinefantastique, Starlog, Cinefex, Epi-Log, and TV Zone. For a list of the magazines I know of see the Young Indiana Jones magazines page.
What are the official web sites?
Lucasfilm/Paramount has the domain youngindy.com but there is not currently anything there. Around 2002 it redirected to the Star Wars website where there was some Young Indy info. With the release of the DVDs in 2007 there was info on the DVDs on the website. A number of years later it redirected to the Paramont Pictures home media website.
For fan sites and other related sites see the Young Indiana Jones links page.
How can I contact Lucasfilm regarding the show?
See the contact information in Lucasfilm's Frequently Asked Questions .
How did the things on these web pages come to be?
It all started back in 1992 when I began keeping track of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles episodes that were airing. Since at that time no one had done an episode guide for the show I put one together and first posted it on the internet in November 1992. As episodes aired it was updated every few months. People started to send me various information a lot of which I included in the guide. The episode guide grew and got big enough that in January 1994 it was split into two parts. The second part was the guide supplement and is the basis for much of the things on the Young Indy info web page.
In May 1996 I took a class on doing web pages. It covered everything from how to set up the pages on a server, to HTML coding, to web page design techniques. For the class project I did several pages one of which was for Young Indy. It was pretty simple with just a couple pictures, the episode guide and supplement, and a few links. Even though I did not promote it a few people found it. In June 1996 I added some more pictures and a few other things and announced it on the internet. In the months that followed the pictures were changed and things added every so often.
In November 1998 the pages were moved to a different web host. The new site has more room so the pictures no longer need to be changed monthly. It also allows some new things like sounds and voting polls.
Who does this web site?
The webmaster of this Young Indy fan site is Loren Heisey who has maintained the site since it was started. This site could not have been done without all the information people have sent me over the years. Feel free to with any comments, suggestions, or info.
The purpose of this website is, and always has been, to provide information on Young Indiana Jones in an easy to digest form.
What is the Young Indiana Jones section logo image and background image?