LIFE, ANIMATED

SYNOPSIS

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LIFE, ANIMATED is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn’t speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song. Until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

 

LIFE, ANIMATED, the documentary, is based on Ron Suskind’s best-selling book, “Life Animated: a story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism.”

CREDITS

Director: Roger Ross Williams


Producers: Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams


Executive Producers: Molly Thompson, Robert Debitetto, Robert Sharenow


Editor: David Teague


Cinematographer: Tom Bergmann


Co-Producers: Carolyn Hepburn, Chris Clements


Original Music by: Dylan Stark, T. Griffin


Score Produced by: T. Griffin


Executive Producer: Ron Suskind


Original Animation: Mac Guff

WHERE TO WATCH

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE

& AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival: 2016 Premiere


Sundance Film Festival: 2016 Sundance Directing Award for U.S. Documentary


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: 2016 Audience Award


San Francisco International Film Featival: 2016 Audience Award


Nantucket Film Festival: 2016 Audience Award


Telluride Mountainfilm: 2016 Audience Award


2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature


2017 Annie Awards’ Special Achievement Award

2018 Emmy Award Winner: Best Documentary

2018 Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary

2018 Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Editing: Documentary

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