Floyd Norman

Masterclass and Screening of
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and Clyfford Still Museum. And in collaboration with RMCAD Student Life, Illustration Department, Animation Department, Marketing Department, and Career and Alumni Services.

About the Masterclass with Floyd Norman

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium
On the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

This event is FREE and open to the public, however space is limited.
Register NOW to reserve your spot. 

Acclaimed animator Floyd Norman will share the tales and triumphs that make up his more than 60 years of creative contributions to animation. From the hand-drawn production cels for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty to the computer-aided animation in Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Norman has been a part of cinematic magic for decades. This special masterclass presentation will touch on the artist’s extensive animation history and his craft as well as the limitlessness of imagination for lifelong learners and creators.  
An audience Q+A with Norman will immediately follow the masterclass presentation.

About the in-person appearance and Screening of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Unit #850, Littleton, CO 80120

A limited number of FREE tickets for RMCAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please register here to reserve your free RMCAD community member ticket. 

General public may purchase tickets for $8 directly from Alamo Drafthouse.

Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 81 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney continues to impact animation and stir up “trouble” after the company forced him to retire at age 65. Learn more about the documentary and see the trailer here.  

Special guest Floyd Norman will be joining us for an introduction before the screening, and staying for a Q+A after.

This screening is co-presented by Alamo Drafthouse and is part of Clyfford Still Museum’s film/Still program.

About The artist

Cartoonist and animator Floyd Norman has been drawing and telling stories with humor and delight for all of his 81 years. His celebrated career began in 1956 as the first African-American animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. While there he contributed both his technical skill and infectious sense of wonder to Disney classics such as Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, and Robin Hood. In addition to Disney, Norman has worked at Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, and Pixar. Norman’s extensive career also includes creative contributions to Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.; and multiple television shows such as The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Robot Chicken. In 2007 he was named a Disney Legend and he was recognized with an Inkpot Award in 2008. Norman’s enduring, exuberant passion for storytelling, imagination, and art continues to inspire, enchant, and challenge artists and audiences around the world.

About Clyfford Still Museum's film/Still program 

film/Still is a partnership between the Clyfford Still Museum and Alamo Drafthouse presenting films that relate to both the exhibitions on view at the Museum and the wider art world. For this season, and on the occasion of the exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, viewers will enjoy documentaries and films that explore African American identity, racism, art, and human relationships.