5 Interesting Facts About Black Animation Pioneer Floyd Norman



In 1956, Norman became the first full-time animator at Disney. He worked as an “inbetweener” artist, filling in the gaps with drawings to make the animation appear smoother.  From 1956-66, Norman worked on Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was such a dynamic storyteller he worked on the story for the 1967 film, The Jungle Book.