Profile of Bruce Smith
Jim Hill, veteran columnist on the Disney beat, has a new profile of master animator Bruce W. Smith, the man who brought you Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog and will soon begin work on a new Winnie the Pooh feature.
Here’s a quote from Smith in reference to John Lasseter taking over administrative duties at Walt Disney Feature Animation:
Lasseter completely changed the mentality of this place. John’s a winner. So he brought that attitude into this Studio. He’s also an artist and a storyteller. Which is why you get very different notes now from Dailies. We’re no longer servicing some executive’s ego. It’s now always about how can we make this picture better.