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Life, Animated - A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism-logo

Life, Animated - A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Ron Suskind

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. "A fantasy? A nightmare?" This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. "A fantasy? A nightmare?" This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.
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Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. "A fantasy? A nightmare?" This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Owen Suskind

Length:

13h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

51:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

59:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:00:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

48:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:29