Friday, April 22, 2016

Animation by Julie Jarnagin

I have a seven-year-old and a two-year-old, so we watch a lot of movies made for kids. I've determined that animated movies have some of the best storylines out there. Studios like Pixar and Disney have storytelling down to a fine art. As an author, I love to study the structure to see what I can learn, which is easy since my kids like to watch the same movie over and over again. 

Pixar is said to use the below structure for their movies. It sounds simple, but there's a lot of wisdom packed into it!

My family is looking forward to Finding Dory coming out. Here are a few of our other favorites. 

Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, & Minions: Who doesn't love the minions?

Toy Story: The first Toy Story came out over 20 years ago. Can you believe it? But my two-year-old still loves Buzz and Woody. It goes to show that great stories and characters are timeless.

Inside Out: This is a more recent movie. It's smart and entertaining. Overall, great writing!

Wreck it Ralph: This is one of my favorites. I love that they used an anti-hero, and Vanellope is a wonderful character.

How about you? Do you enjoy animated movies? What are some of your favorites?

My latest release - The Wedding Barn Morgan’s career is in shambles. What kind of wedding planner gets left at the altar? So when a job planning parties on a ranch in rural Texas comes her way, she jumps at it. So what if the cowboy who runs the place isn’t happy she’s there?
Rancher Nick Reid risked his heart once… and lost. Who needs love? He’s got a great life on the family ranch—so long as Paige Morgan and her city ideas don’t ruin it all. If only his family didn’t need her help to save their livelihood. And if only he wasn’t so darned drawn to the woman. But no sooner does Nick start to believe in love again, than a socialite shows up looking for Paige. Asking her to plan an elaborate wedding. Back in the city.
Both Paige and Nick need a second chance at love. But what will it cost them to take it?

USA Today Best Selling author Julie Jarnagin writes sweet and inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. www.JulieJarnagin.comSign up for her newsletter to be the first to learn about new releases and free books:
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  1. Inside Out is popular with my family as well as Frozen.

  2. I love animated movies, and you've named several of my favorites. Now we have grandchildren to take to those kinds of movies, but hubby and I gone to animated movies even when we had no kids. Once you didn't mention that I love is UP.

  3. Both Inside Out and Up are true favorites of mine.