Life, Animated Movie

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Who's Involved:

Robert Sharenow, Molly Thompson, Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman, Robert DeBitetto, Ron Suskind.

Release Date:

Friday, July 8, 2016 (Limited)

thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference

Runtime: 1 hr, 29 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

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Who's making Life, Animated: Crew List

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Julie Goldman
Roger Ross Williams

Production Company

A&E Indie Films

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Production: What we know about Life, Animated?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the best-selling book, “Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism,” by Owen’s father, Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind.
  2. After its theatrical and on demand windows, LIFE, ANIMATED will be available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
  3. Recipient of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (US Documentary).

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2016: The film was in Completed status.

Life, Animated Release Date: When was the film released?

Life, Animated was released in 2016 on Friday, July 8, 2016 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The Secret Life of Pets, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Fathers and Daughters.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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