At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out. Almost four years passed and the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films. Then one day, his father donned a puppet—Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin—and asked “what’s it like to be you?” And poof! Owen replied, with dialogue from the movie. Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world.

  1. Roger Ross Williams


Top Billed Cast

  1. Owen Suskind


  2. Ron Suskind


  3. Jonathan Freeman

    Jonathan Freeman


  4. Gilbert Gottfried

    Gilbert Gottfried


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Life, Animated
Life, Animated


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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 23, 2016
  • March 3, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • April 9, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • April 23, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • April 28, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • April 29, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • April 30, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • June 8, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • July 1, 2016
    PG, Theatrical (limited)
  • July 27, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)
  • July 28, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.lifeanimateddoc.com/



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