Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Sep 16, 2013

I found this post while surfing on reddit.com, and thought that a lot of it was an appropriate guide to those of us creating e-learning courses.  So, I thought I'd share it with you all.  Enjoy!

From the original post:

"Former Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted this series of “story basics” in 2011.https://twitter.com/lawnrocket These were guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories. I superimposed all 22 rules over stills from Pixar films to help me remember them. All Disney copyrights, trademarks, and logos are owned by The Walt Disney Company."


6 Replies
Rutwin Geuverink

Great stuff, very informative! Thanks for sharing!

Maybe it's the "twitter style" that make these rules hard to read, or... just me  ...but let me share a version that I personally found a bit easier to understand:

Here's a link to a free e-book (written by a Pixar employee) which will analyze each of the 22 rules in-depth.