The second of our ongoing series of interviews with animation industry veterans.
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"I was lucky," Bruce says. "I never spent time doing the in-betweener thing. I went straight to being an animator."
Mr. Smith came into the cartoon business between semesters at Cal Arts, doing what he thought would be a "summer job." He's still working steadily more than a quarter-century later.
Part II of this conversation will go up tomorrow. Our interview with Disney animator Ruben Aquino can be found here.