Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Poster

Release Date: August 26th, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Animator Floyd Norman became the first Disney African-American animator in 1956. After Walt's death, Mr. Norman left Disney to start his own company to produce black history films for high schools.

Cast: Floyd Norman, Whoopi Goldberg, Leonard Maltin, Gary Trousdale, Sergio Aragonés, Paul Dini, Richard M. Sherman, Cosmo Anzilotti

Director: Michael Fiore, Erik Sharkey

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: FilmBuff

Ratings & Reviews

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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. show more

  • Diffuse and rambling at times, An Animated Life, which sometimes has the feel of a tribute film shown at an award gala, is not as compelling as such similarly themed docs as "Waking Sleeping Beauty" and "Frank and Ollie." But it nonetheless serves as an entertaining salute to an unsung figure whose considerable accomplishments well deserve recognition. show more

  • Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is as joyful as its subject, and is heartily recommended to every artist who might have lost their way and are looking for some inspiration. show more

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