Cover image for Life, animated
Title:
Life, animated
Publication Information:
Culver City CO : Sony Pictures, 2016.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the best selling book by Ron Suskind.

Title from container.

Special features: Commentary; Animated short film; Five deleted scenes.
Reading Level:
Rating: PG; for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference.
Summary:
A coming-of-age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship, and brotherhood.
Holds:

Available:*

Library
Material Type
Call Number
Item Available
Copies
Status
Searching...
Nonfiction DVD DVD 152.41 SUS 1 1
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

A family are stunned to realize that their autistic son Owen -- who appeared to lose the ability to speak at around age three -- is able to memorize and repeat the dialogue from Disney animated movies. Encouraged by his parents to continue this unconventional form of therapy, he learns to communicate with others and understand the world around him by repeatedly watching the films, and begins to identify with the sidekick characters in them. This documentary profiles Owen, now a high-functioning adult, and turns his fan fiction, "The Land of the Lost Sidekicks," into an animated work. Directed by Roger Ross Williams. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi