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James Baxter was born in May 1967 in Bristol, England. He is known for his work on Kung Fu Panda (2008), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). See full bio »


in Bristol, England, UK

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Kung Fu Panda Animation Department
Mary Poppins Returns Animation Department
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Animation Department
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Animation Department


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 2020 Wolfwalkers (animator)
 2020 Close Enough (TV Series) (main title animation - 1 episode)
- Quilty Pleasures/The Perfect House (2020) ... (main title animation)
 2019 Klaus (animator)
 2019 Steven Universe (TV Series short) (additional animation - 1 episode)
- Change Your Mind (2019) ... (additional animation)
 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (animator)
 2017 Samurai Jack (TV Series) (additional animation - 1 episode)
- Episode XCV (2017) ... (additional animation)
 2017 The Boss Baby (additional animation)
  Adventure Time (TV Series short) (special animation - 1 episode, 2017) (animator - 1 episode, 2013) (character designer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Horse and Ball (2017) ... (special animation)
- James Baxter the Horse (2013) ... (animator: James Baxter)
- Princess Potluck (2013) ... (character designer)
 2017 Regular Show (TV Series short) (additional animator - 1 episode)
- A Regular Epic Final Battle (2017) ... (additional animator)
 2016 Trolls (additional animation)
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (animation director)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar (additional animator)
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (supervising animator: "Valka")
 2013 The Croods (animator: 2d sequence) / (head of character animation)
 2012 Adam and Dog (Short) (animator)
  Gravity Falls (TV Series) (additional pterodactyl animation by - 1 episode, 2012) (additional animator - 1 episode, 2012)
- Land Before Swine (2012) ... (additional pterodactyl animation by)
- Tourist Trapped (2012) ... (additional animator: opening titles - uncredited)
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short) (animator)
 2010 How to Train Your Dragon (animator)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (animator)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda (animation director: dream sequence, James Baxter Animation)
 2007 Enchanted (animation supervisor)
 2006 Curious George (animation supervisor: James Baxter Animation)
 2005 Madagascar (additional supervising animator)
 2004 Shrek 2 (supervising animator)
 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (supervising animator: "Sinbad")
 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (senior supervising animator: "Spirit")
 2000 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Christmas Who? (2000) ... (animator)
 2000 The Road to El Dorado (senior supervising animator: "Tulio")
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series) (background layout artist - 1 episode)
- Saddlesore Galactica (2000) ... (background layout artist)
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (animator: "Moses")
  Quack Pack (TV Series short) (animation director - 12 episodes, 1996) (supervising animator - 1 episode, 1996)
- Stunt Double or Nothing (1996) ... (animation director)
- Captain Donald (1996) ... (animation director)
- Hero Today, Don Tomorrow (1996) ... (animation director)
- Hit the Road, Backwater Jack (1996) ... (animation director)
- Leader of the Quack (1996) ... (animation director)
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (character designer) / (supervising animator: "Quasimodo")
 1994 The Lion King (supervising animator: "Rafiki")
 1993 The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (Video documentary) (additional animator)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (supervising animator: "Belle")
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (character animator: "Joanna"/"Rescue Aid Society Mice"/"Insects"/"Wilbur")
 1989 The Little Mermaid (character animator: "Ariel")
 1989 Tummy Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (animator)
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Other Works:

Made the first Roger Rabbit doll for marketing.

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Personal Quote:

[What characters did he animate on Roger Rabbit?] I animated mostly weasels, but I also did a few Roger and Jessica shots. Dick Williams had always been a hero of mine when I was still at school, and it was largely because of him that I took a chance and quit school (after one year) to go work on Roger.

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