Recently, one of our authors and renowned Disney Animator, Floyd Norman, was interviewed by HLN TV. In this interview, he speaks of his in career in animation, working on animated features like Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book. Despite the changing face of animation, Norman explains that, at its core, animation is still the same – it is about telling stories. Watch the full interview here:
For more tips, tricks, and advice from the Disney legend himself, be sure to check out his new book The Animated Life! Here is an excerpt from the book –
Chapter 7: Taking my Best Shot
“Learning to Be an Animator”
We all remember our first car, our first job, and certainly our first date. Like everyone else, I’ve got a “first” as well. However, mine is going to be a little different. I’m speaking of my first animated scene in a Disney cartoon and how that scene ushered me into the highly coveted position of “animator” at the Mouse House. We’ll get to that scene in a bit, but first a little Disney history.