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Directors Erik Sharkey and Michael Fiore have caught Norman's whimsical charm and his upbeat attitude.
It serves as an entertaining salute to an unsung figure whose considerable accomplishments well deserve recognition.
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.
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.
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.
... it's really worth the watch.
Floyd Norman: An Animitated Life is a heartwarming tribute to an underappreciated, unassuming man who broke boundaries and impacted many lives for the better.
Heartily recommended to every artist who might have lost their way and are looking for some inspiration.
... I felt like I was learning about the legend of Floyd Norman, not the man himself.
Legendary Disney animator battles ageism in sweet doc.
He's a charming character, a fascinating player in cinema history. Absolutely essential viewing for Disney fans and those interested in animated filmmaking.
Beautifully jam-packed documentary about the beautifully jam-packed life of pioneering African-American Disney animator Floyd Norman, the Forrest Gump of animation.
This is a lively documentary about the life of a great animator. It is a tribute to Floyd Norman that so many animators agreed to be interviewed to help tell his story often accompanied by classic Disney style animations to illustrate what life was like in the animators' offices. So many great snapshots of his time working for Disney and behind the scenes anecdotes. It is centered around Norman's 80th birthday celebration and he still has a sharp tongue and a sharp pen. It hurt when the company forced him to retire at 65, but he kept hanging around the offices and never really retired. He continues to inspire the younger generation.
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