From our friends at The Hollywood Reporter:
Pixar vet Brad Lewis, who co-directed Cars 2 with John Lasseter, is changing gears and is joining Digital Domain's Tradition Studios, where he will direct animated features. ...
From PDI to Pixar to Digital Domain, with long stays at the first two studios. That is quite an impressive track record.
So maybe Tradition/ Digital Domain becomes yet another player in feature animation. Whatever happens down the road, it sure as hell looks looks as if they're serious about giving it their best shot.