New Disney Movie ‘Out of My Mind’ Gives a Voice to a Young Girl Who Doesn’t Speak

There’s been a lot of talk lately about The Walt Disney Company‘s in favor of diversity and inclusion, and a new Disney film puts both diversity and inclusion at the heart of its storyline.

New Disney movie about non-verbal young girl works at the waltz disney Company.

The film, based on the novel, out of my mind, by Sharon M. Draper, tells the story of Melody Brooks, a young girl with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak and unable to walk. In the storyline, Melody doesn’t have the same opportunities as her peers.

But when one of Melody’s teachers focuses on Melody’s abilities, rather than focusing on how her cerebral palsy limits her, the teacher begins to encourage Melody to embark on the path of education. ordinary. Out of My Mind is the story of Melody’s experience in pursuing inclusiveness in education.

According to BookBrowsein the history of out of my mindalthough she is non-verbal, Melody has a voice “you will never forget.”

“Melody, 11, has a photographic memory. His head is like a video camera that continuously records. Still. And there is no delete button. He’s the smartest kid in his whole school, but nobody knows it. Most people – including her teachers and doctors – don’t think she’s capable of learning, and until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same alphabet lessons over and over and over again. preschool level. If only she could speak, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows. . . but she can’t, because Melody can’t speak. She can’t walk. She can’t write.

Being stuck in her head makes Melody lose her mind – that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the very first time. Finally, Melody has a voice. But not everyone around her is ready to hear it. Sharon M. Draper, winner of multiple Coretta Scott King Awards, shares a story full of heartbreak and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you will never forget.

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Twelve-year-old Phoebe-Rae Taylor is set to star in the film as Melody. Taylor uses a wheelchair herself. According to Disney, the young actress is a UK native who was discovered for the role in new Disney movie through a worldwide talent search for the film.

“We are getting to do something that has never been seen before: a came from age story about a sixth grader who is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair who will be played by a wonderful actress with cerebral palsy,” said Pierre SarafOscar nominee and one of the Disney movie‘s producers.

Pierre SarafOther projects include movies like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Farewell and Little Miss Sunshine.

The executive producers are large beachby Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub, ParticipantJeff Skoll and Robert Kessel, founders of , as well as Tom Mazza, David Calver Jones and Brian Gott.

“In Phoebe-Rae Taylor, we’ve found an amazing actress, and I can’t wait for the world to meet her,” director Amber Sealey said. “My hope is that out of my mind will be an important part of disability awareness and inclusion and broaden the conversation around diversity and disability.

the waltz disney Company says the production team of new Disney movie is a group of wonderful collaborators which includes people with cerebral palsy, as well as people who use augmentative and alternative communication devices in their daily interactions with others.

Because the film is not yet in production, Disney does not have a release date set at this time.

Disney’s focus on inclusivity for children and adults with special needs is unmatched in the entertainment and theme park industry. The Disney Parks offer Disability Access Services (DAS) Program for children and adults with special needs that prevent them from waiting in a long line for rides and attractions. As the title of the program suggests, DAS makes Disney Parks accessible to those who otherwise could not access the many offerings inside the parks.

DAS makes Disney trips magical for our family!/Credit: Becky Burkett/Disney Dining

The next Disney movie about Melody Brooks and her journey to inclusivity will be available on Disney+ Diffusion a service. No release date has been announced at this time.

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