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Animated Life by Floyd Norman

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Perfect Partnership

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Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan

Our long-time partnership began in the 1960s.

This book would not be complete without a look at my long-time friend and colleague, Leo Sullivan. Leo and I have a very animated history, and we've shared a good deal over the length of our careers. Oddly enough, it all began at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

I first met Leo Sullivan in Andy Engman's office at the Walt Disney Studios, when he was applying for a position in Walt's animation department. While interviewing Sullivan, the jovial Engman remarked, “I've a black animation artist I want you to meet.” The always-cheeky Sullivan replied, “I can meet a black guy any day. I came here looking for a job.” However, that first meeting ...

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