by Angela Bourassa Dean Movshovitz, a screenwriter and speaker, has written a new book that delves into the secrets of Pixar’s screenwriting magic. The book, Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films, is a fun, useful read. At just 122 pages, you can digest the whole thing
Josh Cooley and Meg LeFauve discuss why their lead character was the most difficult to write, how they emotionally connected to the story, and the advantages of working in a creative environment like Pixar.
The Wall-E script was written by Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon.
Karl Iglesias will be giving a webinar on Moday entitled Pixar’s Emotional Core: The Essential Element in all Successful Stories. (You can get a head start by reading Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling as well as the scripts for Toy Story, Toy Story 3, and Cars 2.)
Working at Pixar has been like my graduate school for screenwriting.
Emma Coats, a Pixar storyboard artist has shared twenty-two rules of storytelling that she has compiled during her time at the animation powerhouse.
Here is the script for Cars 2. It was written by Ben Queen from the story by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman.