IMAGINE being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life, language, and emotion mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? Life, Animated, Ron Suskind's new book, is the story of how a family with an autistic son reconnected and grew together through their son's affinity. It is also the Suskind family story.
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Roger Ross Williams, the Academy Award winning filmmaker, put together this short to accompany The New York Times Magazine excerpt of Life, Animated. It shows how Ron and Owen began to communicate through Disney movie dialogue.

Life, Animated – Chapter One

About Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and the critically acclaimed, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. His other books include, Confidence Men, The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine and The Price of Loyalty. He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal,where he won the Pulitzer Prize, and is currently the Senior Fellow at Harvard's Center for Ethics. He lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, Cornelia Kennedy.
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