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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

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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."

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Critic Reviews for Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

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Directors Erik Sharkey and Michael Fiore have caught Norman's whimsical charm and his upbeat attitude.

September 21, 2016 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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It serves as an entertaining salute to an unsung figure whose considerable accomplishments well deserve recognition.

August 31, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Floyd Norman doesn't think he's special. Many others know differently, and for those who need more proof, "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life" is delighted to supply it.

August 25, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Like the man himself, "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life" is genial on the surface but lets us go a little deeper into an unusual life than we might have expected.

August 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey's film is most revealing and involving when Norman, now 80, talks and sketches, his pen and mind both lively.

August 24, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Floyd Norman: An Animitated Life is a heartwarming tribute to an underappreciated, unassuming man who broke boundaries and impacted many lives for the better.

September 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
AwardsCircuit.com

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