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Life, animated / The Orchard and A&E Indiefilms present ; produced by Julie Goldman ; directed and produced by Roger Ross Williams ; original animation by Mac Guff.

Guff, Mac, animator. (Added Author). Goldman, Julie, film producer. (Added Author). Williams, Roger Ross, film director, film producer. (Added Author). Freeman, Jonathan, 1950- actor. (Added Author). Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955- actor. (Added Author). Suskind, Owen, actor. (Added Author). Orchard (Firm), film presenter. (Added Author). A&E IndieFilms, film presenter. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola DVD (Text) 33118000177062 Adult: DVD In process -
Seymour Main Library DVD FIC LIFE (Text) 043396481572S On Order On order -
Winchester Community Public Library - Winchester DVD (Text) 76682000142234 Adult Cost DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Based on the best selling book by Ron Suskind.
Special features: Commentary; Animated short film; Five deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Dylan Stark, T. Griffin ; cinematography, Tom Bergmann ; editor, David Teague.
Participant or Performer Note: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind.
Summary, etc.: At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his sons puppets: Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin and asked “What's it like to be you?” Suddenly Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Roger Ross Williams (2009, Best Documentary Short Subject, Music by Prudence), Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with veriť scenes from Owen's life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel create a context for him to understand his feelings and interpret reality.
Target Audience Note: Rating: PG; for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference CHV rating: G.
System Details Note: DVD; Widescreen. (1.78:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital (English); Region 1.
Language Note: English dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Suskind, Owen.
Autism in children.
Autistic children.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.

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