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DNA Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio located in Dallas, Texas, which worked on both 2D and 3D animated projects. It also provided directing, script writing, and production to its clients.
|Type||Television and Film company|
|Founders||John A. Davis|
|Fate||Bankruptcy and absorbed into Omation Animation Studio|
|Successors||Reel FX Creative Studios|
Omation Animation Studio
|Products||The 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. 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. 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
|2||Santa vs. the Snowman 3D||November 1, 2002||Universal Pictures (DVD)
IMAX Pictures (Theaters)
|3||The Ant Bully||July 28, 2006||Warner Bros. Pictures||Legendary Pictures
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