Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

An intimate journey through the celebrated life and career of the 'Forrest Gump' of the animation industry: Disney legend Floyd Norman. Hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956, Floyd 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. 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."

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Directors:

  • Michael Fiore
  • Erik Sharkey

Cast:

  • Dean DeBlois
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Sergio Aragones
  • Richard Sherman
  • Don Hahn
  • Ralph Guggenheim
  • Leonard Maltin
  • Paul Dini
  • Gary Trousdale
  • Scott Shaw

Producer:

  • Michael Fiore

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