Bruce Smith is among the animation industry's leading designer-directors. Together with Hyperion, Smith founded Jambalaya Studio, an animation company focused on producing ethnically diverse projects. Smith created the hit Disney Channel series THE PROUD FAMILY and co-created Kids' WB Network's sci-fi series DA BOOM CREW. Most recently he served as supervising animator for Disney's feature THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG.
During his impressive career, Smith also directed the animation in Michael Jordan's SPACE JAM, directed the Paramount feature BEBE'S KIDS, supervised animation in the Disney features TARZAN and THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, and designed and directed the award-winning HBO series HAPPILY EVER AFTER: FAIRY TALES FOR EVERY CHILD.