VIDEO: Trailer For “Life, Animated”; How Disney Films Helped An Autistic Boy & His Family

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Although not produced by the Walt Disney Studios, “Life, Animated” is a documentary showcasing the life of an autistic boy, Owen Suskind, who learned to communicate with his parents with the help of Disney animated films.

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From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is 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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