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1978 – 2023

John Cox has more than 40 years experience in the visual effects industry and is the director of Australia’s leading effects company, John Cox’s Creature Workshop. State of the art services include digital laser scanning, digital sculpting, 3D printing and 5 axis CNC routing.

John Cox’s achievements include:
1995 Academy Award for Visual Effects for the movie ‘Babe’
1999 Elected a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
2006 Kinetone Award for ‘Significant contributions to the Queensland Film and Television Industry’
2007 Australian Film Industry (AFI) Awards winner for Visual Effects for ‘Rogue’
2007-2010 Queensland Smart State Creative Arts Ambassador
2002-2018 Patron of the Gold Coast Film Festival


Peter Rabbit 2Sony PicturesUSA2018
Dora the ExplorerNickelodeonUSA2018
AquamanWarner Bros.USA2017
Alien CovenantFox FilmsUSA2017
Thor: RagnarokAsgard ProductionsUSA2016
Gods of EgyptPyramaniaUSA2014
Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn TreaderWalden MediaUSA2009
Nim’s IslandWalden MediaUSA2008
Love Story 2050Baweja FilmsIND2007
RogueEmu Creek PicturesAUS2006
HostChungeorahm FilmsKOR2005
SiegfriedConstantine FilmsGER2004
Racing StripesAlcon EntertainmentUSA2003
Peter PanUniversal/RevolutionUSA2002
George of the Jungle 2DisneyUSA2002
Scooby DooWarner Bros.USA2001
Inspector Gadget 2DisneyUSA2001
Crocodile Dundee in LAVillage RoadshowUSA2000
KomodoScan BoxUSA1999
Pitch BlackUniversal/InterscopeUSA1999
Jackie Chan’s First StrikeGolden HarvestUSA1996
Dead CalmKennedy MillerUSA1987
The Return of Captain InvincibleSeven KeysAUS1981


‘How to Make a Monster’ Exhibition

‘How to make a Monster – the art and technology of animatronics’ is a ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition exploring all the skills and processes used to bring creatures and characters from the written page to the silver screen. Between 2004 – 2015 JCCW toured this interactive exhibition in the USA and Canada twice, New Zealand twice, all major cities of Australia, a number of major regional venues. Finishing at the National Museo de Cinema, Italy, How to Make a Monster hosted more than 3/4 million visitors.