Writing for animation

The Pixar way to start your screenplay

This is a great explanation of the traditional, three-act structure way to start your screenplay, illustrated with examples from Pixar movies, and focusing on how the process was applied to Toy Story 3. The narrator is writer Michael Arndt, whose credits also include the wonderful Little Miss Sunshine. My only quibble is that it suggests that […]

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Could this be a genre ripe for a short or feature film?

Parodies of children’s books seem to the flavor of the month—first “Go the f**k to Sleep!” and now it’s “Good Night, Moon,” which says good night permanently to the dead Keith Moon, drummer for “The Who.” AnnArbor.com interviewed the two writers, Bruce Worden and Clare Cross. Considering the nature of their book, I was surprised […]

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A writer who does it (and draws it) his way

Bill Plympton is known as the king of indie animation, a maverick and one-man shop in a field dominated by leviathans Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks. He turned down a lucrative offer from Disney in order to keep making films his way. Here, from an article in Yournabe.com, are a few insights into the man and […]

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