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Bruce Smith

The Proud Family
Creator/Executive Producer
Academy Award winner Bruce W. Smith is creator and executive producer of Disney+'s "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder," the long-anticipated revival of the groundbreaking animated series "The Proud Family."
An accomplished director, producer and animator, Smith has been part of the animation industry for over three decades. He is best known for creating and executive-producing Disney Channel's hit series "The Proud Family." Most recently, he co-directed the short film "Hair Love," for which he won an Academy Award in 2019.
During his tenure at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Smith supervised animation on many animated feature films including "The Princess and the Frog," specifically for evil villain Dr. Facilier; "Winnie the Pooh;" "Tarzan" and "The Emperor's New Groove." His gift for unique character design led him into visual development for the Studio's other projects such as "Wreck-It-Ralph" and "Frozen." He was also lead animator on the short film "Tangled Ever After."

Smith co-founded Jambalaya Studio, an animation company whose goal is to generate both racially and ethnically diverse projects for all mediums, for the production of over 50 episodes for Disney Channel's "The Proud Family" and "The Proud Family Movie."

His additional credits include "Space Jam," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "A Goofy Movie," "Bébé's Kids" and "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child."

A California Institute of the Arts alumni, Smith resides in Los Angeles, California.
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