Bruce Smith was always interested in the art of animation. After studying character animation at Cal Arts, Smith tested the waters at various animation studios before landing at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was there that he worked on his first feature film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Throughout his career he has worked on multiple groundbreaking projects. He was the Director on Bebe’s Kids and the Co-Director of Animation on Space Jam. After supervising animation on such features as Disney’s Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove, Smith went on to create and executive produce the Disney Channel’s popular animated television series The Proud Family.
Smith recently completed work supervising the animation of the evil villain Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog and currently he’s the Supervising Animator of the lovable Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh feature.