Stories Can Help Us Navigate the World

Teacher, dad and talker. I tend to over analyze children’s media and I’m absolutely fascinated, excited and a little scared for where the next generation of story tellers are taking us.

Stories Can Help Us Navigate the World

Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, Movies various directors and screenwriters, those mentioned,  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Toy Story (1995) John Lasseter, Director, Original story John Lasseter, Pete Doctor, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Directors, Joss Whedon, screenwriter and three others

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Scarlett Wing

The Little Mermaid (1989) Ron Clements and John Musker, Directors, Story by Hans Christian Anderson, John Musker, Ron Clements, Screenwriters and 4 additional contributors

Superman, DC Comics June 1938, Original Creators, Jerry Siegel, and Joe Shuster, Later, Wayne Boring, (1978) Richard Donner, Director, Mario Puzo, and 4 other Screenwriters

Mickey Mouse, Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, 1928

Wonder Woman DC Comics, October 21, 1941, Created by William Moulton Marston and H. G. Peter

Dracula, Bram Stoker published 1897, multiple play and movie adaptations

West Side Story (1961) Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, Directors, Ernest Lehman, Screenwriter, based on Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Ben Hur (1959) Novel, General Lew Wallace, William Wyler, Director, Karl Tunberg and 4 other Screenwriters

Superman Bus Light Superman Birthright, (Korean Edition) Mark Wade

Man of Steel (2013) Zack Snyder, Director, David S. Goyer, Screenwriter

Scott Hamilton Story~Power guest, Episode 20

Batman DC Comics (March 30, 1939), Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

Steven Universe TV series (2013 – 2020) Ian Jones-Quartey and 6 other Directors, Rebecca Sugar, Creator and Writer

Steven Universes TV series (2019 – 2020) Kat Morris and Alonso Ramirez Ramos, Directors, Lamar Abrams, Writer

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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