Documentary about Disney Legend Floyd Norman Coming to Theatres and Digital HD August 26

Today, FilmBuff announced that a new documentary about animator and Disney Legend Floyd Norman would be coming to theatres, digital HD, and on-demand later this summer. Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will be released August 26th.


From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, the feel-good documentary is 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. After Walt Disney’s death in 1966, Norman left Disney to found Vignette Films, where he developed the original Fat Albert TV special and produced segments for Sesame Street. He would later work at Hanna-Barbera on many classic cartoons, including Scooby Doo. 

The film had its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February and was an official selection of the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award.  It will also screen at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival on July 22nd.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will be available on all major On Demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, and the Playstation Store.

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