Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her "hug box", widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling.
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Did You Know?
One of the cows was nicknamed The Little Red Cow Who Could by the production team. This cow was the one seen in all the underwater shots (albeit dyed) and in the scene where a cow is shot the little red cow had to go into the room first to encourage the cow that was used in that scene. See more
While Temple was watching a lion documentary, the lion sound effects that were heard when the lioness takes down a wildebeest didn't exist until the 1990's onward. See more
Sir, Scottsdale Feedlot signed off on my cattle agitation study.
Smells like half the herd signed it first
No, sir. Cattle can't do that.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
References The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Written by Ray Evans
and Jay Livingston
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation See more