Conner Frederick Jones (born March 9, 1965) is an American cartoonist, voice actor, animator, and producer best known for directing the 1993 Disney film Cornerville and the 1999 Nickelodeon film The King of Heroes. He's also known for creating the shows Randy Rabbit, The Alpha Squad, Adam Feldman: Amateur Wizard, Josh Taylor: Hero of Time, and Tyrone Cooper. He also created the Toby Maverick video game series and is also the founder of the production company, Spirit Animal Studios.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Jones was born in Nashville as the son of Isaac Jones (September 8, 1933 - March 6, 2014) and Danielle Jones (born February 26, 1935) and is the younger brother of Bethany Carter (nee Jones) (born April 9, 1960). As a child, he was fascinated by animation and would spend his childhood drawing cartoons.
Career[edit | edit source]
After graduating from Tennessee State University in 1988 for majoring in art and minoring in film and video. He decided to become an animator and started off by animating bumpers for networks such as Nickelodeon and MTV. A couple years later, he would create the story for Cornerville, a film that would later be released in 1993 by Walt Disney Pictures. Following the success of Cornerville, Jones went on to found a production company called Blue Dolphin Productions in 1994. A year later, he made an 8-minute pilot for an animated series called Randy Rabbit. He originally pitched the pilot to ABC, but the network ended up rejected the pilot. Months later, Jones pitched the pilot again, but to The WB and they accepted the pilot with the series premiering officially on September 22, 1996.
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Filmography[edit | edit source]