DNA Productions, Inc.

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DNA Productions, Inc.
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Television and Film company
ISIN🆔
IndustryAnimation
FateBankruptcy and absorbed into Omation Animation Studio
SuccessorsReel FX Creative Studios
Omation Animation Studio
Founded 📆1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Founders 👔John A. Davis
Keith Alcorn
Defunct2006; 16 years ago (2006)
Headquarters 🏙️,
Dallas, Texas
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Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Olive, the Other Reindeer
The Ant Bully
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitednahelix.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

DNA Productions, Inc. was an American animation and production company founded in 1987 by John A. Davis, which is best known for its comedy films.[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 in a DNA spiral formation named Helix the Cat. From 2002 to 2006, Helix the Cat was replaced by a computer-animated, three-eyed chimpanzee named Paul, named after one of their employees Paul Claerhout.

In 1999, the studio teamed up with The Curiosity Company and Fox Television Studios to make a holiday special for television entitled Olive, the Other Reindeer, which was nominated in the Emmy awards and also joined production with Steve Oedekerk's O Entertainment on the CG Christmas special, Santa vs. the Snowman 3D.

Starting in 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 development and production of the feature film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, which was later nominated for an Academy Award, and the television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius that was held in original airings from 2002 to 2006.[4][5] In 2006, DNA Productions completed The Ant Bully, a feature film loosely based on the children's book of the same name, while production on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was ending. The studio's facility closed later in 2006. By that time, many of its employees went to work for Reel FX Creative Studios, while others went to O Entertainment to work at its new animation division, Omation Animation Studios.

Work[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Nanna and Lil' Puss Puss (1991-2001)
  • Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 1990s (1993) (co-production with Imagination Productions)
  • Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women (1994) (title animation)
  • A.J.'s Time Travelers (1994-1995) (co-production with Gold Coast Company Entertainment)
  • Saturday Night Special (1996) ("The Spooners" shorts)
  • The O Show (1997) (co-production with O Entertainment)
  • Santa vs. the Snowman (1997) (co-production with O Entertainment)
  • The Weird Al Show (1997) (animation)
  • Cartoon Sushi (1997–1998) (co-production with a.k.a. Cartoon and MTV Animation)
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (co-production with The Curiosity Company, Flower Films and Fox Television Studios)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002–2006) (co-production with O Entertainment and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, also worked on said show's 1998 pilot episode, "Runaway Rocketboy")
  • The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004-2006) (co-production with O Entertainment, Butch Hartman Productions, Frederator Studios and Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Films[edit]

  • Macon County War (1990) (music)
  • The Dark Dealer (1995) (special effects)
  • Elroy's Toy (1995) (co-production with Third Planet Productions)
# Title Release date Distributor Co-production with Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius December 21, 2001 Paramount Pictures Nickelodeon Movies
O Entertainment
$30,000,000 $102,992,536 74% 65
2 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D November 1, 2002 Universal Pictures (DVD)
IMAX Pictures (Theaters)
O Entertainment Unknown $10,103,787[6] 81% 62
3 The Ant Bully July 28, 2006 Warner Bros. Pictures Legendary Pictures
Playtone
$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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