Ali discusses storytelling clichés including hackneyed phrases, stereotypical characters, love triangles, miscommunications and many other tropes.
Ali discusses the classic Disney movie, The Lion King (1994), its direct-to-video sequel, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998), as well as its clever retelling, The Lion King 1½ (2004). She shares her thoughts on everything that makes the original film such an absolute masterpiece. She also reminisces about seeing The Lion King musical on Broadway, and she compares the original movie to the 2019 remake. Hakuna matata!
Ali discusses the first Pixar feature film, Toy Story (1995), and its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (2019). She shares her favorite moments from each movie that make up this phenomenal franchise and capture the universal themes of friendship, growing up, purpose, unconditional love and adventure from these beloved toys.
Ali and special guest, Patricia Miranda of Old School Lane, each share their top 5 favorite animated antagonists.
Check out Old School Lane on YouTube and find updates on Facebook and Blogspot, as well as by following Patricia on Twitter. Also, be sure to give Ali’s blog interview with Patricia a read: An In-Depth Chat with the Co-Founder of Old School Lane.
Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from various Pixar films along the way with each screenwriting tip.