John A. Davis


John A. Davis

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John Andrew Davis is an American animator who created the computer-animated television series "Jimmy Neutron".

Early life

Before getting into CGI animation, Davis began animating as a kid by using stop motion animation and an 8mm camera. He tells the story about how he went to an animated film festival and saw the stop motion film called "Icharus". He was fascinated by the film and learned that he had access to animation supplies that his parents owned. Soon he began making short stop motion animation films. [cite news | first=Max | last=Einhorn | coauthors= | title=An Interview with John A. Davis, Director of The Ant Bully | date=07/25/06 | publisher= | url =http://www.matchflick.com/interviews/john_davis.php | work =Maximum Movies | pages = | accessdate = 2008-09-16 | language = ] His most famous stop motion animated film "The Bermuda Triangle" was made in 1981 while Davis was still attending Southern Methodist University, he graduated in 1984.

Career

K&H Productions

Soon after his graduation Davis joined an animation company called K&H Productions, working with Keith Alcorn who was a 2-D animator. Soon enough Davis had to make the hard transition from claymation to 2-D animation, where Alcorn taught him how to work with 2-D animation. K&H did production work for commercials, public access animation, and film festivals. K&H Productions declared bankruptcy in early 1987; that same year DNA Productions was founded in Davis's spare apartment.

Ant Bully

He also directed the film "Ant Bully" after being approached by Tom Hanks to direct the film. Production on the film made Davis resign from production of "Jimmy Neutron" in January 2003. He gave his position away as Executive in charge of production to Steve Oedekerk. The two business partners have been associated with various CGI animated projects for over ten years. Davis met Steve in 1995 after a successful time at Siggraph with his Jimmy Neutron character.

Closure of DNA

DNA closed its doors in 2006.fact|date=September 2008

Nominations

In 2000 Davis was up for an Emmy along with 8 others in the category "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour)" for "Olive, the Other Reindeer".

In 2002 Davis was nominated for an Oscar along with Steve Oedekerk in the category of "Best Animated Feature" for "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius". The award went to the Japanese anime Spirited Away.

Filmography

ee also

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External links

*Imdb name|id=0204884|name=John A. Davis
* [http://pharosproductions.com/aosma/aosma_movies_bermuda.html Bermuda Triangle] pharosproductions.com
* [http://www.dnahelix.com/ DNA Productions] dnahelix.com


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