The public thinks of Disney movies as entertainment. Artists may think of them as inspiration. Ron Suskind describes how Disney movies were the key to his autistic son overcoming isolation and learning to deal with the world in an excerpt from his book Life, Animated, to be published April 1.
The story is inspirational for watching someone overcome obstacles, but it's a reminder of the power of communication. We don't consider what we're communicating in animation often enough, but Suskind's story should remind all of us that what we're communicating matters.
Go read it. You won't be sorry.