Must Watch: Full Trailer for Wonderful 'Life, Animated' Documentary

June 13, 2016
Source: Apple

Life, Animated Documentary

"Who decides what a meaningful life is?" The Orchard has put out a trailer for the exceptional documentary Life, Animated, which was one of my favorite docs from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Life, Animated tells the story of Owen Suskind, a boy with autism who learns to express himself by watching classic Disney animated movies. I wrote in my glowing review that "this doc is full of so much life" and it will move you to tears because it's so inspiring. My review is also quoted in this trailer - yay! Disney is very supportive the doc and let them use footage from many of their films, as well as certain characters for an animated sequence specially made for the doc. Get a glimpse below and get your tickets to see it right away.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Roger Ross Williams' doc Life, Animated, in high def from Apple:

Life, Animated Poster

The quote in the trailer comes from my Sundance review. For more info on the doc, visit their official site.

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. Life, Animated is directed by filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, of the feature doc God Loves Uganda previously and the short doc Music by Prudence, which won an Oscar. It's credited as an adaptation of the book written by Ron Suskind, Owen Suskind's dad. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (read my review). The Orchard will release Life, Animated in select theaters starting July 1st this summer. Please see this wonderful film.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments



Carpola on Jun 13, 2016


VERY excited for this one.

Sean Taylor on Jun 13, 2016


I love docs like this. Consider me intrigued...

RAW_D on Jun 13, 2016


This gon' tear my heart out and dance on it.

DAVIDPD on Jun 13, 2016


Things movies do to people ...

shiboleth on Jun 16, 2016

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