DNA Productions

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]

DNA Productions, Inc.
TypeTelevision and Film company
Founded1987; 34 years ago (1987)
FoundersJohn A. Davis
Keith Alcorn
Defunct2006; 15 years ago (2006)
FateBankruptcy and absorbed into Omation Animation Studio
SuccessorsReel FX Creative Studios
Omation Animation Studio
ProductsThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Olive, the Other Reindeer
The Ant Bully


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.

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 Steve Oedekerk's 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 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 it's new animation division, Omation Animation Studios.




  • 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
$50,000,000 $55,000,000 63% 59


  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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