What Makes A Good Story?

By NPR/TED Staff

June 7, 2013

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Framing The Story.

About Andrew Stanton's TEDTalk

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton explains how the strongest storytelling is joke telling. Later this episode, Stanton shares his best strategies for putting together a compelling story, like the ones from his hit movies Toy Story and WALL-E. Listen to the full interview here.

About Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton is a filmmaker at Pixar. He's the writer behind the three Toy Story movies, and the writer and director of WALL-E. Stanton wrote the first film produced entirely on a computer, Toy Story. But what made that film a classic wasn't the history-making graphic technology — it was the story, the heart, the characters that children around the world instantly accepted into their own lives. He has two Oscars, for Finding Nemo and WALL-E.


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