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John A. Davis
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John A. Davis

John A. Davis' film credits include writing, directing, producing, and animating. In 1987, he and partner Keith Alcorn founded DNA Productions, Inc., a full-service animation company based in Dallas, Texas, that currently produces 3D animation for feature films and television. In addition to The Ant Bully, DNA has created animation projects, including the feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron television series.

In 1997, Davis wrote and directed the first all-3D animated special for primetime, Santa vs. the Snowman. It aired as an ABC Christmas special and won a Gold Award from the World Fest-Houston International Film Festival, as well as a Lone Star Award. The film currently runs in IMAX 3D theaters during the Christmas season.

In 1999, Davis served as animation director of Fox's Christmas special, Olive, the Other Reindeer, for The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The project was produced at DNA Productions and earned Davis an Emmy nomination in 2000.

Davis is the creator of Jimmy Neutron, which began as a short film in 1995. He later wrote, directed, and produced the feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, earning an Academy Award nomination in the newly created Animated Feature category in 2002. Davis graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1984 with a BFA in film production, receiving the first-ever Nash Clay Parsley award for outstanding graduating senior in film.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

John A. Davis Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer

Selected Filmography

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