WHO’S IN IT?
(as themselves) Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt, Jonathan Freeman
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda), director, producer; Julie Goldman (Buck), producer; Todd Griffin (film debut) and Dylan Stark (film debut), composers; Thomas Bergmann (Leben ohne Hezinfarkt?), cinematographer; David Teague (Cutie and the Boxer), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
At an early age, Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and was quickly afterwards diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. However, his love for classic Disney films like The Jungle Book and Peter Pan helped him regain his voice, by mimicking and channelling several characters, and using them as a point of reference to grow into a confident, independent young man…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Life, Animated is a must-see for any true believers in the power of cinema, as well as anyone with children who have autism and enjoy watching classic Disney films themselves.