In a nutshell, a 3-act Pixar story looks like this: In Act 1, they give the audience a convincing reason to care about the character. In Act 2, they beat up the character a lot, and events compound on each other as you go deeper into the story. Then in Act 3, they provide an emotional, creative resolution that hones in on the moral of the story, where the character is “ready to accept their needs and make choices they weren’t capable of making in Act 1.”
You really knocked it out of the park with this breakdown of the Pixar approach. Fantastic read and I really appreciate the depth and detail you went into with it.
Specifically, this passage I highlighted. What you’ve written could easily be a solid layout for a personal narrative or essay as well. Which is the point you make later.
There’s power in thinking and acting like a story teller, especially when it’s fused with the powerful personal experiences that have given so much meaning to our lives.
Really enjoyed reading this!