Life, Animated

Life, Animated
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
  • Cast: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind,
  • UK release: 9 December 2016

At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with severe autism and stopped talking. His parents finally realised that his passion for Disney animated movies gave him a way of communicating. Williams doesn't shy away from complex issues such as the limitations of interacting with the world via Disney, but incredibly, as Owen gradually learns to negotiate once impossible-seeming challenges.

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Life, Animated

5 Dec 20164 stars

Inspirational documentary from Roger Ross Williams focusing on a Disney-loving autistic boy

Oscar-winning documentarian Roger Ross Williams has found the most incredible, inspirational subject in Life, Animated. At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with a severe form of autism. His motor skills deteriorated and he soon stopped…

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