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Pixar Storytelling

How to Write Relatable Stories – Pixar

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In this video, we explore why Pixar has become a standard for 3D animation, going beyond technical innovation to focus on the most important element of filmmaking: storytelling. With 22 rules for great storytelling, Pixar's films teach emotional understanding and tackle subject matter that would only work as 3D animated films, creating relatable characters that resonate with audiences of all ages. Through exploring meaningful subject matter and teaching through storytelling, Pixar's approach has revolutionized the world of animated films.

Takeaways

  • Pixar's success comes from their ability to go beyond technical innovation and focus on storytelling.
  • Pixar adheres to 22 rules for great storytelling, one of which is "Why must you tell this story?"
  • Pixar's stories focus on themes and ideas central to socio-emotional development, such as family, respect, friendship, and compassion.
  • Pixar's films teach emotional understanding and tackle subject matter that would only work as 3D animated films.
  • Pixar's characters are relatable because they appeal to some core truth about the human condition.