Leo Sullivan

Emmy Award winner Leo Sullivan, Founder & CEO of Afrokids®, worked with a team of animators to develop and animate the “Hey, Hey, Hey It’s Fat Albert ” special for NBC. He animated the original train for the “Soul Train ” show that aired in the 1970’s. In his vast career, Leo has worked as a producer, director, animator, layout artist, storyboard artist, and writer at various studios, such as, Warner Brothers, Filmation, New World, Hanna Barbera, Richard Williams, and many more. Also, using his many talents, Leo instructed classes in classical 2D animation and digital animation at the Art Institute of California-Orange County. Read Leo Sullivan’s full bio.

Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan

Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman, now 86 years old, was Disney’s first African American animator. If you’ve watched Sleeping Beauty or Toy Story, you’ve seen his work. His resume also includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan and Monsters, Inc. Norman has been honored as a Disney legend for his contributions and is featured on Disney’s DVD release of the classic Jungle Book. During the seventies, Floyd wrote and produced animated segments for Sesame Street, Villa Alegre, and dozens of educational films. Floyd also supervised animation layout at Hanna-Barbera Productions and storyboarded several shows including The Flintstones, Smurfs, and Scooby Doo. Floyd’s outstanding accomplishments at the Disney Studios earned him a Disney Legend award. His life in the animation industry is heralded in the documentary “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life.” Because of Floyd’s vast experience in the entertainment industry, he was asked to join the Board of Governors of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Our Mission

Afrokids® is about every child having the opportunity to reach their potential. Afrokids.com and Afrokids TV, our streaming TV service, were thoughtfully designed for the needs of children and parents, bringing a premium service that provides a stellar experience for the whole Black family. Our contemporary state-of-the-art multimedia website and blog offer significant value to children by building self-esteem and reconnecting them to their cultural heritage teaching life lessons, family values, respect and responsibility. For parents, the Afrokids.com family blog offers those “view,” “listen,” and “discover” resources that provide insights and support to meet the challenges of parenting. Your whole family will enjoy and benefit from our full-featured website that is elegantly intuitive and easy to use. As we expand the scope of Afrokids.com and Afrokids TV, we want to hear from parents so we can maximize the value they and their family receive.