• Life, Animated (2016)

Life, Animated

Release Date: July 1st, 2016

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

"The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King" and other animated Disney movies help a young autistic man to develop reading, writing and communication skills.

Cast: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Motto Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is a documentary gem. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    In no way does Owen's story claim to be a cure-all. Instead of false hope, it offers up possibility, the chance of a stimulus that might get past the blocks of developmental disorder. That's more than encouraging. Life, Animated is truly inspirational. show more

  • 88
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    Powerful and emotional, without being manipulative. It is deeply inspiring, without trying to be. It is honest about Owen's struggles, and the struggles of his family. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)