Walt Disney Studio Bulletin No. 12 : How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of Spectator in the Picture

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From the collection of Hans Perk at A. Film L.A. and reprinted here with his permission.

31. Effects of tempo.

THREE LITTLE WOLVES, the tempo of the picture builds definitely up to the climax at the wolf exterminator and then the picture shows a slowing tempo. (Kelling)

BAND CONCERT - The tempo increased as the climax was reached. This was true both of the tempo of the music and the tempo of the gags. (Pfeiffer)

In MICKEY'S FIRE BRIGADE the musical tempo retards as the fire engine slows down. Music tempo and gag tempo are used in conjunction. They pick up in speed as the picture progresses. When the climax is reached, they slow down for a short anticlimax. (Penner)

32. Connecting links joining separate incidents and welding them into a closer unity.

WATER BABIES - The trumpet that took the attention of the babies and called them first to the pageant and later to the returning boats was a good example of a connecting link. (Algar)

33.Good or bad continuity.

MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES had a good continuity pattern. Although the familiar characters performed separate acts, they were interwoven and held together by a method of overlapping one acts upon another, the whole being welded by song and dance.

The opposite is true of OLD KING COLE where the characters were all brought together in a great hodge podge of confusion without an underlying structural plan. (Bianca)

THREE LITTLE WOLVES is a picture with a well-organized continuity - achieved partially through the use of the horn as a clever connecting link when the wolf blows it to show off and in doing so calls the third pig to the rescue of his brothers. (Algar)

THREE ORPHAN KITTENS had excellent continuity because one series of events flowed into another in smooth orderly fashion. They were three well developed characters in a series of good simple situations and gags.(Brightman)

Bad continuity was exemplified in BROKEN TOYS. This picture was a conglomeration of separate incidents lacking in organization. COOKIE CARNIVAL came under the same category. (Brightman)