Did you know you can watch movies with audio description for blind kids?
I love movies. And now, Madilyn loves movies, too. I especially love a great film, but it seems like these days, even though there are so many movies being made, there just aren’t a lot of movies coming out that I’m truly excited to see. Besides, it’s fun to fall back on the classics and a bowl of popcorn for family movie night!
One of the greatest kids’ movies of all time I think is Toy Story – the G.O.A.T. if you will. Not Toy Story 2 and definitely not Toy Story 3. (Have you seen it?! spoiler alert: The end is traumatizing!) I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen Toy Story (my little nephew can attest to this because he was the reason for most of them) and it never ever gets old. It’s witty, it’s creative. It’s simply the best.
Another reason it’s the best? It also has audio description for blind viewers, so yep, Madilyn can watch it too! And actually, enjoy it without me talking through half of it explaining what’s going on to her. The audio description is built right in so there are no interruptions, and she follows along just like any other kid.
7 Pixar Movies with Audio Description
Set in a world where toys have a life of their own when people are not present, Toy Story takes moviegoers on a fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys – Woody (Tom Hanks), a pull-string talking cowboy, and… [read more]
From the Academy Award-winning creators of TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC. (2001, Best Animated Short Film, FOR THE BIRDS), it’s FINDING NEMO, a hilarious adventure where you’ll meet colorful characters that take you into the breathtaking underwater… [read more]
Set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside, the film follows the monstrous misadventures of James P. Sullivan (John Goodman), known to all as “Sulley”, and his best friend, roommate and co-worker… [read more]
From Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios comes Ratatouille, the original comedy about one of the most unlikely friendships imaginable. The film’s protagonist is a rat… [read more]
After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios, and Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2,… [read more]
From the Academy Award-winning creators of Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, comes this hilarious action-packed computer-animated adventure about superheroes. Bob Paar (Craig T. Nelson) used to be one of the world’s greatest superheroes… [read more]
There aren’t always a lot of options for easy entertainment for Madilyn. Audio description on movies makes it accessible to her. Quite a few movies now have audio description, including these classic Pixar titles listed here. It wasn’t always that way though. It’s actually very recent, like the last couple of years, that audio description has been widely used.
To find out if other movies on the iTunes store have audio description, look for a symbol near the title labeled “AD” on your iPad or AppleTV. To learn more about audio description on movies for blind viewers, (which you definitely should if you haven’t already!) check out these two awesome resources: