Join the characters of Dystonia Animated as they show you their lives with dystonia.

Dystonia Animated is a planned series of short animations, as part of our Reach Out, Reach All campaign. They will be focusing on “What is dystonia?” in children and how the diagnosis affects their lives.

With help from families and young people with dystonia, we created the first episode which centres around explaining dystonia in a format children and young people can relate to and with language suitable for their age.

Future episodes will focus on the different parts of the journey our young people face; so join Dani, Charlie and a host of characters as they show you their lives with dystonia.

Episode 1 of Dystonia Animated introduces you to Dani, Charlie and some of their family.

In this episode we are so excited to introduce you to Dani, Charlie and some of their family. They share what their lives are like with a dystonia diagnosis.

Watch the episode

If you would like to watch this episode with subtitles and closed captions (CC) then please click here.

We talked to the families and animators involved in creating this first episode. Watch 'The making of Dystonia Animated' here.


This project has been funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. As well as an Unrestricted educational grant provided by Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.