The secret to Disney's storytelling formula
Movies succeed using roughly the same narrative arc over and over again because we can all relate. If you look at Disney and Pixar movies, they are variations on this same timeless theme, sometimes called the hero’s journey.
You have a hero, a conflict, failed attempts to solve the problem, back-up plans, a breakthrough, a solution that works and finally a conclusion. By the end, we are back where we started, but transformed with new powers and knowledge.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
One of the oldest and most straightforward storytelling formulas:
Also known as Freytag’s Pyramid:
Set the stage of a problem that your target audience is likely to experience ( a problem that your company solves). Describe a world where that problem didn’t exist. Explain how to get there or present the solution (i.e. your product or service).
“What you’re trying to do, when you tell a story, is to write about an event in your life that made you feel some ..."
The Story Spine structure: Once upon a time there was [blank]. Every day, [blank]. One day [blank]. Because of that, [blank]. Until finally [bank].
A story’s purpose: find why you want to tell this story, what belief of yours fueled that story, what does it teach and its purpose. Stories with a purpose that you are passionate about have a bigger impact.
“Storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created.”
When you try to help another person you probably don’t start with a critical attack towards them about everything they’ve done wrong or aren’t good at. Yet, so often we speak harshly to oursel...
Listen to how you speak to yourself and get to know how kindly or unkindly you treat yourself every day.
Do not stand for self-bullying.
Re-author the MEANINGS you draw from things that have happened in your life.
Your stories of hurts, losses and failings can become inspirational reminders to you of your resilience and survival.