Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films

Back in 2001, former Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted this series of “story basics” in 2011. Now someone has taken the rules and superimposed them over stills from Pixar films, noting, wisely, that all Disney copyrights, trademarks, and logos are owned by The Walt Disney Company. The images are posted in an album on imgur, the online image hosting service, by the guy behind Bert is Evil, Dino Ignacio (@dinoignacio).

While the Pixar storytelling rules make sense in the world of Pixar, they are also true for almost any other kind of storytelling. For instance, #11:” Putting it on paper let’s you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.” #14 is a good one too: “Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.”

So follow your heart…and check out these cool images.

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Yup, in 22 slides, Pixar encapsulates the essence of great storytelling that gets packaged and peddled for $100k and a MFA at most film schools.

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Take attention to The Immigrant of James Gray with a marvelous Marion Cotillard

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