‘Life, Animated’ destigmatizes autism through Disney animated films: An interview with director Roger Ross Williams

At the age of 3, Owen Suskind, a bright, smiling, joyful boy, stopped talking and interacting with the world around him. “It was like someone had kidnapped our son,” his father Ron recounts about Owen’s autism diagnosis in the newest documentary from director Roger Ross Williams. The Oscar-nominated film “Life, Animated” follows the Suskind family and its unique way of communicating with their son — Disney animated films.
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Creativity and craftsmanship reign in animated ‘Boxtrolls’

As animated films become more slick and commercial-looking — as CGI takes over not only backgrounds and motion but also character construction and whole projects — stop-motion only gets more charming and valuable. Richly textured, with a distinctly organic feel and the unmistakable stamp of handmade craft, the “The Boxtrolls”
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