DNA Productions

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DNA Productions
TV company
IndustryAnimation
FateCeased operations bankruptcy
Founded1987; 31 years ago (1987)
FounderJohn A. Davis
Keith Alcorn
Defunct2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Headquarters,
ProductsThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Olive, the Other Reindeer
The Ant Bully
Websitednahelix.com

DNA Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio located in Dallas, Texas, which worked on both 2D and 3D animated projects.[1] It also provided directing, script writing, and production to its clients.[2]

History[edit]

DNA Productions was formed in Dallas by John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn in 1987, after they left their positions at K & H Productions, a locally based animation company. Up until 1997, DNA Productions had only six employees and was involved in the production of commercials. The company also did work for other companies.[3] Until 2002, the studio's mascot was formerly a purple cat with two tails named Helix the Cat. Since 2002, Helix the Cat was replaced by a computer-animated, three-eyed chimpanzee named Paul.

As of 1999, the company teamed up with The Curiosity Company and 20th Century Fox Animation to make a holiday special for television entitled Olive, the Other Reindeer, which was nominated in the Emmy awards and also joined production with O Entertainment on the CG Christmas special, Santa vs. the Snowman 3D.

Starting from 1998, the company pitched an idea of Jimmy Neutron to Nickelodeon in the form of a pilot episode called "Runaway Rocketboy", which led to the devolopment and production of the feature film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, which was later nominated for the Academy awards, and the television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius that was held in original airings starting from 2002 to 2006,[4][5] the year that the studio completed the feature film loosely based on the children's book of the same name called The Ant Bully with Warner Bros. Pictures while the production on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was ending. However, due to the box office performance of the film flopped, that led to the closure of the studio's facility shortly after. By that time, many of its employees went to work for Reel FX Creative Studios, while others went to O Entertainment and founded its animation division, Omation Animation Studios.

Work[edit]

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Macon County War (1990) (music)
  • The Dark Dealer (1995) (special effects)
# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC
1 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius December 21, 2001 $30,000,000 $102,992,536 75% 65
2 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D November 1, 2002 Unknown $10,103,787[6] 81% 62
3 The Ant Bully July 28, 2006 $50,000,000 $55,000,000 63% 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DNA Productions Inc: Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  2. ^ "DNA Productions: Video Interviews". www.animationartist.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  3. ^ Bounds, Jeff (1997-09-14). "Animation company 'going Hollywood'". BizJournals. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  4. ^ "The Rise of Jimmy Neutron". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  5. ^ "DNA Productions". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  6. ^ "Santa vs. the Snowman (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018-05-28.

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