II. GOOD OR BAD CONSTRUCTION
A. At the Beginning
1. Clear and quick introduction
THREE ORPHAN KITTENS
profits much from a clear and quick introduction of its principal characters.
When we see them tossed over the fence into the snow, we know immediately
that they were not wanted where they came from, that they are alone
in the cold, that they are trespassers in the house they enter and hence
liable to expulsion. These things are implied indirectly, yet very clearly.
The fact that the kittens are trespassers makes the story wind up, particularly
when they sneak past the cook and start getting into mischief. The spectator
knows that sooner or later they are going to be caught up with and his
interest and sympathy are whetted accordingly.
AND ANT. Introduction of Grasshopper, his carefree character made
more convincing by the use of song, "The World Owes Me A Living." This
feeling implanted in the minds of the spectator remains all through
the story. His eventual punishment for laziness occurred at a natural
point in the story.
ORPHAN'S PICNIC. A clear
and quick introduction was obtained by rollicking singing of happy orphans,
led by Donald, who as usual, is quickly in a jam when crashed into a
tree, greatly to the enjoyment of the orphans, giving us locale, situation,
joyous mood and the personality build up. (Karpe)
Pluto and the hat business was wound up at the beginning, so that the
outcome of the picture was a natural result of this. (Patterson)
ROBBER KITTEN is
a picture with a poor introduction. The scene in which Ambrose is dueling
with his toys does not have any of the clear implications of the early
scenes in the THREE
KITTENS. The introduction does not take us into a situation that
develops naturally. In fact, the story never gets really wound up. (Algar)
B. In the middle
8. Reason and
motivation behind the actions.
DAY. Pluto being scolded by Mickey after chasing the kitten, together
with his sleeping with his tail in the fire, case his fantastic dream
of a dog hell. (Wolf)