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Floyd Norman on "The View"

by Jerry Beck
February 11, 2014 3:19 PM
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In case you missed it - one of our own, Floyd Norman, appeared today on ABC's The View this morning, where he was interviewed by Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy. Floyd was the first black animator hired by the Walt Disney studios in 1956 - and he has made major contributions to Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Toy Story 2, etc.

Floyd is also appearing on PBS' The Tavis Smiley Show tonight. Here is the clip from The View

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  • ÖH | February 13, 2014 4:32 PMReply

    If Barbara wants to focus on animating "black kids" she should have asked Floyd about working on Fat Albert instead of tying it into The Jungle Book. Mowgli is from Central India, which is in South Asia, not Africa. Elisabeth Hasselbeck would never have lived that gaffe down. With no mention of Norman's book this interview is a squandered opportunity, but it's not like Barbara's a real journalist anyway.

  • eeteed | February 12, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    it's nice to see Floyd Norman getting well deserved praise!

  • Justin | February 12, 2014 12:38 PMReply


  • DarylT | February 12, 2014 4:11 AMReply

    What a swell guy. Would love to meet him in person one day.

  • Christian Z. | February 12, 2014 2:06 AMReply

    Always awesome to see Floyd. He doesn't mind dispelling the myth of Walt's racism but he also doesn't like that it even has to come up so much. He's right that Walt got to such a level of fame that people feel free to make up stuff about him.

  • John Semper Jr. | February 11, 2014 4:33 PMReply

    Too bad Floyd didn't get a chance to promote his new book, "Animated Life," which is excellent.

  • ÖH | February 11, 2014 3:55 PMReply

    It's interesting how Barbara Walters tries to stir controversy by questioning Walt Disney's motivations for overseeing his own production, then is immediately dumbfounded as to why anyone would ever doubt the man's integrety.

  • KBC | February 12, 2014 12:16 AM

    Considering "The View" runs on ABC (owned by Disney), it is very likely they were given this as a specific talking point.

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