DNA Productions

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Logo descriptions by AsdfTheRevival, YingYong, SilverSword55, RysherTPEMan, BenIsRandom, TheBigLogoFan2, and The Username_15
Logo captures by V of Doom, AsdfTheRevival, Nightspears, DatNumber9Tho, and LogosForTheWin
Editions by
AsdfTheRevival, CNViewer2006, and Nightspears
Video captures courtesy of nomore518 and ThePreviewsGuy DVDOpenings

Background: DNA Productions is an
animation company founded in 1987 by John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn. One of its most successful projects was Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its animated spin-off series on Nickelodeon. The production company closed down in 2006, after the release of The Ant Bully, which was a box office flop during its theatrical run. Many of its employees went to work for Reel FX Creative Studios, while others went to O Entertainment and founded its animation division, Omation.

1st Logo

<img align="bottom" alt="DNA Productions (1992)" height="224" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/86d307e50719bc6df5d5e905c9829302/GW409H224" title="DNA Productions (1992)" width="409"/><img align="bottom" alt="DNA Productions (1993)" height="224" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/bddac268787c7282a3c618f9b6b9f8da/GW347H224" title="DNA Productions (1993)" width="347"/>

Logo: On a white background, three people (Keith Alcorn on the left, an unknown person in the middle, and John A. Davis on the right) are seen with quirky expressions on their faces; they look somewhat distorted (likely mirrored). The pictures are all in boxes and in grayscale. Copyright information is seen below.

  • In 1993, the picture changed to three people (John A. Davis on the left, Keith Alcorn in the middle, and an unknown person on the right; it could be Paul Claerhout, who voiced the 8th logo) with vivid expressions while the photo is distorted.
  • "The Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss Show" VHS tape from Expanded Entertainment replaced the people with an animation where Lil' Puss Puss keeps hiccuping and Nanna is trying to shush him throughout the credits. Puss Puss then tries to hold the hiccups in, expanding his head until it explodes, with blood covering Nana in the process as she too begins hiccuping. Copyright information appears above.
  • The Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss short "The Honeymoonies" replaced the people with a static image of Puss Puss holding up Nana's disembodied head and presenting it with his other hand as he smiles. Copyright information is seen below.
  • Also, on "Off the Record", when the logo fades out, it quickly fades back in before it cuts to black.
FX/SFX: The text wobbling.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the short.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • On the Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss short "Off the Record", the vocals are backmasked. When the music ends and fades out, it then fades back in and ends with a broken glass sound effect.
  • The VHS variant uses a fiddle version of the theme composed by Paul Claerhout (used in the shorts as background music), which is accompanied by various sound effects that correspond to the actions displayed on screen.
  • On the short "The Honeymoonies", the audio is very slightly higher-pitched.
Availability: Seen on Nanna and Lil' Puss Puss.

Editor's Note: The pictures can catch some off-guard, and the grotesque imagery on two of the variants may also scare some.

2nd Logo
<img align="right" alt="DNA Productions (1994) (1)" height="181" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/facb28221b0dc1e76398c069105f52ae/GW239H181" title="DNA Productions (1994) (1)" width="239"/>
NOTE: The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th (prototype) logos can be seen <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7asLVJ7b8" target="_self">here</a>.

Nicknames: "The Demo", "DNA Drive-In", "Pegasus Crashing Into a Rock Formation"

Logo: We see a road with cacti spread about it on the sides. The camera zooms into a drive-in theater, with large signs depicting "The Demo: Now Showing On Screen 1". Once it fully zooms into a screen, we see an animated pegasus flying in the air as normal. Helix the Cat (who looks rough) flies by using his tails as a propeller and the pegasus looks at him for a moment. Helix motions toward the audience in a pose that seems like he's going to whisper to them as he flies offscreen. Suddenly, the pegasus is in shock and it crashes into a giant rock formation, with the big letters "DNA" carved into it. The camera slowly pans out.

FX/SFX: The zoom-in to the theater screen, and the animation afterwards. A good combination of traditional cartoon animation and CGI.

Music/Sounds: An excerpt from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto 1 plays throughout the animation. This becomes distorted once the pegasus flies into the giant rock. A final, triumphant chord plays as the rock structure is revealed.

Availability: Extremely rare, seen as a bumper on "The Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss Show" VHS tape by Expanded Entertainment.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
<img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "D" (3rd Logo)' height="204" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/16459fbca942b0e774fa899d518f5826/GW264H204" title='DNA Productions "D" (3rd Logo)' width="264"/><img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "N" (3rd Logo)' height="204" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/8b93ecd837827dad90811325bfd47962/GW264H204" title='DNA Productions "N" (3rd Logo)' width="264"/><img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "A" (3rd Logo)' height="205" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/d4d4e0a121ceb1794b6de987292b3e8b/GW264H205" title='DNA Productions "A" (3rd Logo)' width="264"/>

Logo: On a background that looks like a multicolored light's rays and an abstract, multi-sided, pointy shape, we see a green pencil sketch turn from a "D" into an "N" and finally into an "A".

FX/SFX: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A silent film- like piano piece.

Availability: See 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
<img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "D" (4th Logo)' height="204" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/a79ccd7568f7383313367d9f4216ac72/GW264H204" title='DNA Productions "D" (4th Logo)' width="264"/><img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "N" (4th Logo)' height="205" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/292d52cafc97b86035b11366570f3060/GW264H205" title='DNA Productions "N" (4th Logo)' width="264"/><img align="bottom" alt='DNA Productions "A" (4th Logo)' height="205" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/d9dd44d7b09e023a5b88b881e5d98787/GW264H205" title='DNA Productions "A" (4th Logo)' width="264"/>

Nickname: "Paper DNA"

Logo: Just three pieces of paper being crumpled over and over, each saying the letters "D", "N", and "A".

FX/SFX: The papers being crumpled.

Music/Sounds: A gurgling sound, spitting, and a burp.

Availability: See 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo

<img align="right" alt="DNA Productions (1994) (2)" height="191" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/eea84edac3ab0bb7406bd9f91badcbb8/GW253H191" title="DNA Productions (1994) (2)" width="253"/>
Nickname: "DNA?"

Logo: The logo consists of "DNA?" in a bold color-changing font spinning on a bluish background.

FX/SFX: The text spinning. It's hard to tell what this logo really resembles, making it almost seem like a station ID.

Music/Sounds: A quirky, fast-paced woodwind theme.

Availability: See 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: None.

6th Logo

<img align="right" alt="DNA Productions (1994) (3)" height="191" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/a28b954e1cb8c06608eb708d9ba9e3c8/GW252H191" title="DNA Productions (1994) (3)" width="252"/>
Logo: The word "DNA" places itself by letter on a textured floor. The letters are textured as well.

FX/SFX: The animation, which is rather effortless.

Music/Sounds: Two people shout "Yay! Boo! Yay!" alternating between letters as each letter appears. This sound effect is heard on the SGC2C episode "Sequel".

Availability: See 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: None.

7th Logo
<img align="bottom" alt="DNA Productions (1994) (4)" height="213" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/0183b9651b8ce65ebba9ac8bb8e7182c/GW285H213" title="DNA Productions (1994) (4)" width="285"/><img align="bottom" alt="DNA Productions (1998)" height="213" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/3ed0ee6f5bab46153d93035d6409542f/GW280H213" title="DNA Productions (1998)" width="280"/>

Nicknames: "Helix, the Purple Cat Scientist" "The Day Before Paul"

Logo: Inside a red-orange circle on a very dark red background, we see a purple cat (nicknamed Helix) with two tails looking like DNA and a big pink human-like nose, wearing a white lab coat with a purple bowtie on it, from the back. In a circle around the circle containing the creature, we see the pink text "DNA PRODUCTIONS INC." in a cartoony font. He then turns his head to look at us, and jumps to face us while holding his arms out. The text shines.

Variant: A prototype version had a black background, red, puffy text, and a rougher version of Helix having an even more unfriendly appearance. He simply raises his finger in the air and adorns a Cheshire Cat grin. Helix is also contained within a solid, blue circle.

FX/SFX: Helix turning around and jumping, the text shining; pretty fluid animation. For the prototype, Helix raising his
finger and the text shining.

Music/Sounds: The best way to describe the noises heard is two series of echoing, bouncy, high-pitch, distorted "guitar notes", followed by an echoing beat, and a loud, echoing (SPROING) sound as Helix finishes his jump. The prototype had a stock high-pitched "phone-voice" sound.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the 1998 Jimmy Neutron pilot "Runaway Rocketboy", which can be found on the Confusion Fusion DVD. Was also seen on the obscure video series Jingaroo. See 2nd logo for the prototype.

Editor's Note:The strange sounds and the look of Helix may surprise some, but it's an interesting logo.

8th Logo
(July 20, 2002-November 25, 2006)
<img align="bottom" alt="DNA Productions - CLG Wiki" height="213" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/1/808mUE50U9tYfQDqT0hFKQ19006/GW284H213" title="DNA Productions - CLG Wiki" width="284"/>
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Nicknames: "Hi, I'm Paul!", "DNA Ape", "Paul, the Three-Eyed Chimpanzee"

Logo: On a tropical background complete with a beach, and a sunset, we see the black, lowercase text "d n a productions" with "d n a" bigger and spaced and "productions" underneath, near the top of the screen, and two double helix coconut trees twisting behind a bush. A Chimpanzee jumps up from behind the trees with his back turned to us. Then, he turns around, revealing that he has a parietal eye, and waves at us, saying "Hi, I'm Paul!"

Variants: There are six variants, they can be viewed on <a class="external" href="http://www.dnahelix.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dnahelix.com</a>:
  • Double Your Pleasure: Two Pauls appear and say "Hi, we're Paul!"
  • Bi-Lingual Paul: Paul is wearing a (barely visible) hat and a mustache, when he turns around, he says "¡Hola, soy Pablo!", which means "Hi, I'm Paul!" in Spanish. His mustache falls off at the end.
  • Backwards Masking Paul: The logo is played in reverse, making Paul sounding like he's saying "Oh, my eye!". The audio for this variant is actually from a different take.
  • Paul Blooper #1: Paul forgets his lines, and says "So what do you want me to say now?"
  • Paul Blooper #2: Paul forgets his lines again, and says "Hi, I'm.....line?"
  • Coffee Break Paul: Paul is missing. A man off-screen says softly, "Paul?".
Trivia: The logo's mascot is named after Paul Claerhout, one of DNA's first three employees. According to <a class="external" href="http://b4k4dile.tumblr.com/post/36731572027/so-i-sent-the-peeps-at-dna-studios-a-question" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a Tumblr post of a Email asking about Paul's creation</a>, Paul was voiced by Claerhout himself.

: The spinning trees, and Paul jumping up and waving to us, all in gorgeous CGI animation for the time that still doesn't look out of place today.

Music/Sounds: A happy tropical xylophone sounder, most likely a stock piece. Tropical birds and insects can be heard in the background, but only on the original variant. Paul's voice is an innocent, high-pitched man's voice, provided by his namesake.

Music/Sounds Trivia: This logo's music is featured in the Macintosh game Ants Afire as seen in <a href="https://youtu.be/rLzkH2fmXAQ?t=1m26s" target="_self">this</a> video, as the finishing sound in ImgBurn and DVD Decryptor, as a tool in Kid Pix, and in the Sound Ideas Series 6000 sound effects library; in addition, the last part of the theme was used on a recent ad for Aldi in Australia (a video can be found <a class="external" href="http://www.tvadvertsaustralia.com/retail-and-stores/aldi-tv-advert-oh-aldi-home-of-the-lowest-prices-save-everyday-on-toilet-paper-shredded-cheese-and-chicken-breasts-like-brands-only-cheaper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="here">here</a>; the theme is heard about 3/4 of the way in). The music was also heard in the PlayStation game K9.5: The Howlywood Premiere, which can be heard<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJa-SzwHWQ" target="_self" title="here">here</a>.

Music/Sounds Variants: There are French and Russian dubs of this logo.

Availability: Uncommon. This appeared on all episodes of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour. The double Paul appears on "The Junkman's Cometh". The coffee break Paul appears on "Men at Work". The reverse Paul appears on "Foul Bull"/"The Science Fair Affair". The Spanish Paul appears on "The Mighty Wheezers"/"Billion Dollar Boy". The blooper 1 Paul appears on "Attack of the Twonkies". The blooper 2 Paul appears on "My Big Fat Spy Wedding"
. Current TV prints plastered all of them with the normal version. The logo can be still seen on VHS, DVD and Amazon Video. The variants are all retained on Hulu prints of of the show. Don't expect to see this logo on Santa vs. the Snowman 3D or The Ant Bully (the last film and project produced by the company before their closure), as the company was only credited in-name only for those two films.

Editor's Note: This is a favorite for those who grown up with
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The variants are also pretty funny.