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1978 – 2019

John Cox has more than 40 years experience in the visual effects industry and is the director of Australia’s leading creature effects company, John Cox’s Creature Workshop. His company specializes in the concept, design and manufacture of animatronic fantasy creatures, characters and realistic animals.

John received a 1995 Academy Award for Visual Effects for the movie ‘Babe’ and in 1999 was elected as a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the 2006 Kinetone Award for ‘significant contributions to the Queensland Film and Television Industry’ and is 2007 Australian Film Industry (AFI) Awards winner for Visual Effects for ‘Rogue’. John is Queensland Smart State Creative Arts Ambassador.


Feature Films

‘Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘ Walden Media USA 2009
‘Oceans‘ Disney FRA 2008
‘Nim’s Island’ Walden Media USA 2008
‘Love Story 2050’ Baweja Films IND 2007
‘Rogue’ Emu Creek Pictures AUS 2006
‘Host’ Chungeorahm Films KOR 2005
‘Siegfried’ Constantine Films GER 2004
‘Racing Stripes’ Alcon Entertainment USA 2003
‘Peter Pan’ Universal/Revolution USA 2002
‘George of the Jungle 2’ Disney USA 2002
‘Scooby Doo’ Warner Bros. USA 2001
‘Inspector Gadget 2’ Disney USA 2001
‘Crocodile Dundee in LA’ Village Roadshow USA 2000
‘Komodo’ Scan Box USA 1999
‘Pitch Black’ Universal/Interscope USA 1999
‘Jacki Chan’s First Strike’ Golden Harvest HK 1996
‘Babe’ Universal USA 1995
‘Dead Calm’ Kennedy Miller AUS 1987
‘The Return of Captain Invincible’ Seven Keys AUS 1981

TV Feature Credits

‘Terra Nova‘ 20th Century Fox USA 2010/11
‘Gargantua’ 20th Century Fox USA 1998
‘Moby Dick’ Hallmark USA 1998

Numerous commercials for USA, Australia, UK and Asia including Allen’s Nestle ‘Smiles’ campaign

‘How to Make a Monster’ Exhibition

Queensland Museum South Bank Brisbane AUS 2005
Australian Museum Sydney AUS 2005/6
Western Australian Museum Perth AUS 2006
Science Alive! Christchurch NZ 2006
Te Manawa Palmerston North NZ 2006/7
Scienceworks Melbourne AUS 2007
St Louis Science Center St Louis USA 2008
Discovery Museum Bridgeport USA 2008
Muzeo Anaheim USA 2009
Exploration Place Wichita USA 2009/10
Ipswich Art Gallery Ipswich AUS 2011
Museum of Tropical Queensland Townsville AUS 2011

Theme Park & Attractions

Wildlife World Deinosuchus & Pteranodon 2009
Seaworld Sesame Street Beach 2008
Warner Brothers Movie World Scooby Doo Ride 2003
Sunway Lagoon Malaysia Captain Quack suits 1995
Warner Brothers Movie World Gremlin Adventure/Looney Tunes/Batman 1991
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