Documentary About Disney's First Black Animator Reveals a Hidden, Turbulent History

by Evan Narcisse

He’s lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Toy Story 2 to Robot Chicken and Jonny Quest. He helped make the iconic opening animation from Soul Train. Yet, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life shows that he wasn’t just the first black man to work at Disney He was also a vital connection to all the ups and downs in several creative mediums for more than half a century.


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