John Davis: 'Bully' for Him, Books for You

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John Davis, on the 'Ant Bully' set.

John Davis, on the 'Ant Bully' set. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Director John Davis was nominated for an Oscar for his 2001 work Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. He's back with another animated film featuring a young character. Lucas Nickle is cut down to size by a star-studded cast lending their voices to a colony of creepy-crawlies in The Ant Bully. Davis tells Sheilah Kast what sort of books had him turning pages instead of watching movies when he was a boy.

John Davis' Reading List

Lucas, the cartoon figure from 'The Ant Bully.'

Lucas starts out big in 'The Ant Bully,' but the insects cut him down to size. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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John Davis enjoyed reading when he was growing up. He has some suggestions for the younger set:

All of the Dr. Seuss books.

Seven Chinese Brothers

Harold and the Purple Crayon

And as he got older, he says he really enjoyed Robert Heinlein's science fiction books:

Star Beast

Glory Road

Stranger in a Strange Land

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Seven Chinese Brothers

by Margaret Mahy and Jean Mou-Sier Tsang

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Harold And The Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

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Stranger in a Strange Land

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Glory Road

by Samuel R. Delaney and Robert A. Heinlein

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Star Beast

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