Floyd Norman -
2013 Honoree

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Floyd began his cartooning career while at SBHS assisting Bill Woggon on a comic series for Archie Comics. After attending Art Center College of Design he worked as an animation artist on Sleeping Beauty at the Walt Disney Studios. Eventually he did sketches for The Jungle Book. In the mid-sixties, Floyd and his partners started Vignette Films, Inc. one of the first companies to produce films on African-American history.  Later he wrote and produced animated bits for Sesame Street, Villa Alegre and many educational films. Floyd also worked on The Flintstones, Smurfs, Scooby Doo and The Real Ghostbusters while at Hanna-Barbera. In the early 1980’s Floyd joined the Disney Publishing Group where he wrote the syndicated Mickey Mouse comic strip and created, wrote and designed several children’s books and worked on many animated feature length Disney films such as Mulan and Toy Story 2. “AfroKids” is a educational website that his company has created for the Internet. His latest project is a mobile game/application based on the famed Tuskegee Airmen.






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