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, and 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. Download and start listening now!