“Life, Animated” Opens July 1st in New York & L.A.; Opens Nationwide in July and August

Hi everyone!

The film Life, Animated arrives July 1st in New York and L.A. I’m hoping Orlando will be soon too! The story is about a young boy who just stopped speaking – and he learned to re-communicate through his love of Disney animated films. The movie follows him into adulthood. Here is more information about it in a press release.

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.

The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.  Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.