Bruce Smith Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
Feb 08, 2024 By Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2023
Edited by Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
Bruce Wayne Smith is an African-American animator.
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About Bruce W. Smith

Bruce Wayne Smith is an African American animator, feature film director, co-director, television producer, creator, and character designer.

Bruce W. Smith introduced various multicultural cartoon characters in animated films and television. Bruce is well-known for producing the Disney Channel show 'The Proud Family'.

Bruce Smith was born on September 6, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, United States. After graduating high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts in the character animation program. In 1996, he joined the Walt Disney Studios as an animator. He founded Jambalaya Studio, through which he created shows depicting diverse communities racially and ethically. Keep reading to learn more about the bio/filmography of Bruce at Kidadl!

Bruce W. Smith Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Bruce W. Smith's net worth?

Bruce Smith's net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

How much does Bruce W. Smith earn per year?

Bruce W. Smith's earnings per year are under review.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Bruce W. Smith?

Bruce W. Smith's height is unavailable.

How old is Bruce W. Smith?

Bruce W. Smith was born on September 6, 1961, and is 61 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

The African American Bruce Smith was born on September 6, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Even from childhood, Bruce started his interest in animation, such that he spent his time sketching and cartooning. He created his first animated film when he was just 10. After graduating from high school, Bruce enrolled in the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Bruce W. Smith married Denise Loupe, and the couple has four children.

Who is Bruce W. Smith's partner?

Bruce W. Smith's partner is Denise Loupe.

Career And Professional Highlights

Bruce, at the age of 10, made his first animated film. While attending CalArts, he realized the need for more diversity in animation. Bruce then worked as an assistant animator in 1984 for 'Garfield In The Rough'. In 1987, he became an animator for 'Pinocchio And The Emperor Of The Night'. Later he signed up with Walt Disney Studios. Bruce was one of the supervising animators for Disney's 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (1988) and 'Roger Rabbit Shorts'.

In 1989, Bruce worked for 'Back To Neverland', 'Happily Ever After', 'Tummy Trouble', and 'Vytor: The Starfire Champion'. In the following years, Bruce worked as a character designer, animator, and storyboard developer for 'Rover Dangerfield' and as an animator for 'Rock - A- Doodle'.

Bruce was the director and chief animator for the comedy animated film 'Bebe's Kids', released in 1992 under Hyperion Studies. He was the character designer for the following movies: 'A Cool Like Christmas' (1993); 'Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child' (1995); 'A Goofy Movie' (1995); 'C Bear And Jamal' (1996); 'Cats Don't Dance' (1997); and 'John Henry' (2000).

He worked in various roles in films like 'The Pagemaster' (1994), 'Quack Pack' (1996), 'Space Jam', 'Cats Don't Dance' (1997), 'Tarzan' (1999), 'The Indescribable Nit' (2000), 'The Emperor's New Groove' (2000), 'Home On The Range' (2004), 'The Princess And The Frog' (2009),' 'Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Masters' (2011), 'Tangled Ever After' (2012), 'Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life' (2016), and 'Teen Titans Go! To The Movies' (2018). Bruce W. Bruce is best known for creating the animated TV series 'The Proud Family'. This series was run on the Disney channel and was well-received by the spectatorship. He also co-founded Jambalaya studio.

Best Known For…

Bruce Smith is well known for the Walt Disney Channel's series 'The Proud Family' and the Oscar-winning animated short film 'Hair Love'.

Charity Work

What awards has Bruce W. Smith won?

1991 - 'Bebe's Kids' was nominated for Annie Award under Best Aminated Feature in its 20th Annie Awards.

2019 - 'Hair Love' won the 92nd Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film.

Bruce W. Smith's Hobbies And Interests

Bruce W. Smith loved reading comic books and watching animated TV shows as a child. With the same unfading interest, Bruce carved his niche in the animation industry as a film director, lead animator, supervising animator, and character creator. 

Other Interesting Bruce W. Smith Facts And Trivia

  • Bruce Wayne Smith referred to himself as a "cartoon fanatic".
  • Bruce W. Smith was the supervising animator for the 'Winnie The Pooh' movie.
  • Bruce once said, "a big old three afro" in Roger Rabbit is a caricature of himself by him.

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