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 ... more
... a passionate effort from director Roger Ross Williams that is a reinvigorating treat for fans of documentaries. Siddharth Martis
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Release DateU.S.Life, Animated was released on
Friday, July 8, 2016 Limited Release
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Roger Ross Williams
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Rating MPAAPG for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference
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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.
official plot version from theorchard.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Recipient of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (US Documentary).
- After its theatrical and on demand windows, LIFE, ANIMATED will be available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
- Based on the best-selling book, “Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism,” by Owen’s father, Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind.