I recently talked with Disney Legend Floyd Norman about his new book Animated Life. The book covers his career at the Disney studio, his work with Pixar, and some of his other endeavors in animation through the years. This is not just a straight biography, however. Animated Life also includes many great pieces of information, discovered during a lifetime of working in animation and story. While there is no guide for how to have a life long career in animation, this is as close as you will get. The back part of the book, the workbook section, is worth the price alone.
Here’s my chat with Floyd:
Floyd Norman continues to work in story at Disney, recently finishing up work on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Monsters University. Be sure to check out his blog, which is frequently updated and contains a ton of great information, both past and present.
Below, Floyd Norman at Disney in 1958: