This is exciting – a new animation studio specializing in hand-drawn animation started by one of the top animators of recent times. Back in December, I mentioned that DreamWorks/Disney animator James Baxter (Belle, Quasimodo, Rafiki, Spirit) was breaking free and starting up his own company. The studio, James Baxter Animation, is now open for business in Pasadena. Reports from people who attended the studio’s opening party have been posted at Seward Street and Animation Nation. Good luck, James.