THE ANT BULLY
JOHN A. DAVIS' (Director/Screenplay/Producer) 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. In addition to The Ant Bully, DNA has
created animation projects, including the feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and The
Adventures of Jimmy Neutron television series.
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 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 of Fox's Christmas special, Olive, the Other
Reindeer, for The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The project was produced at DNA
Productions and earned Davis an Emmy nomination in 2000.
Davis is the creator of Jimmy Neutron, which began as a short film in 1995. He later
wrote, directed, and produced the feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, earning an Academy
Award nomination in the newly created Animated Feature category in 2002.
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
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