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Pick an influential era of American animation within the last 60 years, and there is a good chance Floyd Norman was there. In 1956, he was the first African American hired at Disney, starting a career that also took him to Hanna-Barbera and Pixar. He was forcibly retired at 65, but his creativity is matched only by his tenacity, so he continues to work out of a vacant cubicle at Disney publishing. "I miss being around the action,” says Norman. “I found an empty office and I moved in. I was probably in violation of some rule or law or whatever, but there I was." Whether facing racism or ageism, this self-avowed troublemaker never backs down.
Filmmaker Michael Fiore will be in attendance for a Skype Q&A with Floyd Norman.
Co-presented with The Beguiling Books & Art and Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI).