WEDway Radio - Walt Disney World and Disneyland Examined with some Disney History
Brothers, Matt and Nate Parrish discuss the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining, we look at influences that shaped the company, including projects and eras, attractions and themed lands, including architectural styles, and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the Walt Disney Co. has made over the years.

On this episode of WEDWay Radio we are joined by Disney Legend Floyd Norman.  Floyd joined the Disney Studio in 1956, working there until 1968 as an artist and story-man.  His biggest contribution came when he was promoted from animator to story-man on The Jungle Book.  He would return to Disney many times in the 70's, 80's and 90's working on features like Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Hunchback while also contributing to areas like the Mickey Mouse comic strip.   In 1997 he moved north to join the team at Pixar during development of Toy Story 2 and later Monsters Inc.

Floyd was the first African American animator to be hired by Disney, and also holds the distinction as the only person to work directly for both Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. 


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