What's Your Story?

"What's Your Story?" #002-Floyd Norman Interview

July 13, 2020 Todd Phillips Season 2 Episode 2
What's Your Story?
"What's Your Story?" #002-Floyd Norman Interview
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Today it is such a great honor to have a special guest who is a legend in the animation industry whose works date back to the early days of that MAGICAL, MYSTICAL studio located in California that was proudly named after its namesake and creator, The Walt Disney Studios.

Floyd Norman, a name synonymous with animation magic, was and continues to be an integral part of Disney's success and worked on many of the great titles such as "SLEEPING BEAUTY, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood and many more.

At age 85, Floyd shows no sign of slowing down and continues to do what he loves to do; CREATE.  He continues to be very relevant in the industry and it's NOT by accident. Floyd stays current with the latest technology and trends and never stops seeking knowledge when it relates to his industry.  WE, as consumers continue to be the beneficiaries of his labor of love and for that, I know that I am forever grateful!

Opening Theme
Retro Commercial
Prelude to Interview
Interview Starts
Floyd talks early inspiration
Importance of support while starting out
First job from an unlikely place
Interview at Disney #1 leads to School
Interview at Disney #2 while at Art Center College of Design
Sleeping Beauty and starting at the bottom
Headed to Korea as a Soldier
101 Dalmatians
Jumping way ahead to Jungle Book
Working with Walt
Losing Walt; a Time of Transition
Hanna Barbera
Floyd talks about the thirst for Learning
Don't take life for granted!
Closing Music and Sign Off