John Davis


John's film credits include writing, directing, producing, and animating.  In 1987 he and partner, Keith Alcorn, founded DNA Productions, Inc., a full service animation company based in Dallas, Texas, that currently produces 3D animation for feature films and television.  DNA has created animation for such projects as the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius feature film for Paramount, The Ant Bully feature for Warner Brothers, as well as the Adventures of Jimmy Neutron television series on Nickelodeon.  In 1997 Davis wrote and directed the first all-3D animated special for primetime -- Santa Vs. The Snowman.  It aired as an ABC Christmas special, and it won a Gold Award from the World Fest-Houston International Film Festival, as well as a Lone Star Award.  The film currently runs in IMAX 3D theaters during the Christmas season.  In 1999, Davis served as animation director for Fox's Christmas special Olive the Other Reindeer for Simpson's creator Matt Groening.  The project was produced at DNA Productions and earned Davis an Emmy nomination in 2000. 

John A. Davis graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1984 with a BFA in film production, receiving the first ever Nash Clay Parsley award for outstanding graduating senior in film.  He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.


DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Sat1200Meet the John W. Campbell Award Finalists for Best New WriterA discussion of how the finalists for the John W. Campbell award made their professional debuts. What kind of backgrounds do they have? Where did they submit work? To what do they attribute their success?Jay LAKE, John A DAVIS, Lawrence M. SCHOEN, Naomi NOVIK
Sun1200Creating an SF FranchiseThe story of creating Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, an 800 mil franchise.John A DAVIS