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July, 2012

  • Floyd Norman

    Toon Tuesday: Remembering Ginny Tyler

    I recently learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Ginny Tyler . Ginny and I shared our love for Disney. And I always regarded her as a true talent as well as one of the chief Mouseketeers much like the original head mouse, Jimmie Dodd . Back in the 1960s, Ginny performed live segments from Disneyland during the re-edited and repackaged syndication run of the original Mickey Mouse Club . It was during this time she became known as the Disneyland Storyteller and was even praised by Walt...
  • Floyd Norman

    Toon Tuesday: Could animation studios manage to get by with fewer managers?

    The two young executives stood admiring the impressive artwork that lined the walls of the studio conference room. Of course, it's a studio that shall remain nameless. Clearly taken aback by the beautiful artwork and the stellar concept designs on display, the managers were eager to know the person responsible. The senior executive wearing the "serious" dark suit turned to her colleague with an important question. True story. Actually overheard this conversation by two executives "Who...
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