Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

2016
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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Not Rated FilmBuff | Release Date: August 26, 2016
Summary: Hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956, Floyd Norman worked on such classics as Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmatians before being handpicked by Walt Disney to join the story team on The Jungle Book. After Walt Disney’s death in 1966, Norman left Disney to found Vignette Films, where he developed the original Fat Albert TVHired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956, Floyd Norman worked on such classics as Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmatians before being handpicked by Walt Disney to join the story team on The Jungle Book. After Walt Disney’s death in 1966, Norman left Disney to found Vignette Films, where he developed the original Fat Albert TV special and produced segments for Sesame Street. He would later work at Hanna-Barbera on many classic cartoons, including Scooby Doo. After Hanna-Barbera, Floyd's talents took him to Pixar to work on Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc. On Mr. Norman's 65th birthday in 2000, Disney HR forced Floyd to retire. Refusing to leave his "home," Floyd has "hijacked" a cubicle at Disney Publishing, unpaid, for the past 16 years, picking up freelance work when he can. At 81 he continues to have an impact as both an artist and a mentor. Mr. Norman plans to "die at the drawing board." Expand
Director: Erik Sharkey and Michael Fiore
Genre(s): Biography, Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 min
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