Black animator brought 'Princess' to life


Disney’s new film “The Princess and The Frog” introduces a black princess for the first time in its eight-decade history. So it’s only fitting that one of its supervising animators is also African-American. Disney’s Bruce Smith, 48, is one of them.

The South Central, Los Angeles native who founded Jambalaya Studios and created the popular animated series “The Proud Family” was one of several African-American animators who worked on the film, which opens nationwide today…

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