Floyd Norman was the first African-American animator at Disney, hired first to work on the 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. Over the span of his sixty-year career, Norman had a hand in blockbuster titles such as The Jungle Book, Monsters Inc, and Mulan. At 80 years old, Norman continues to animate, working as a storyboard artist on Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken. Norman is the 2002 recipient of a Winsor McCay Award for “recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation” and was named a Disney Legend in 2007.
4:30 pm: Screening of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (Documentary, 94 min.)
6:00 pm: Q&A with Floyd Norman