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.

tor shares the feeling of the cat in trying to locate the mouse giving him "Mental participation" in the action. (Landsman)

Sympathy and interest in ELMER ELEPHANT creates growing anxiety which makes the situation funnier and funnier and helps to involve spectator into a mental participation in the picture. (Kelling)

GOLDEN TOUCH - One of the reasons for failure is that sympathy is not aroused for King Midas. He's simply a fat gourmand, who loves gold - a very unappealing character - and his unfortunate predicament leaves the audience cold. (Kahl)

C. At the end

11.Forced and artificial ending vs good punch

MICKEY'S POLO TEAM - ending seemed forced and artificial. The story would have had more punch had it ended with the Duck. It broke the tempo and did not follow up the climax. (Miller)

Same picture. Nothing justified the reverse angle and although amusing there was no reason for it, therefore I feel it weakened the story considerably. (Brightman)

MIRROR LAND has a very forced ending and seems too much like the start of the story. The end of the story would be a lot better if Mickey's image did not crawl back into bed with him but if he woke up in the middle of an action, perhaps under the bed, all tangled up in the bed springs, and Pluto licking his face and heckling him in general.

MOVING DAY - reappearance of the plumber's friend. Having seen the struggles he had with it previously we know he is in for quite a battle before it is removed. (Algar)

FIRE BRIGADE - ending was a salient factor in the interest and improvement of the entire picture (Landsman)


12.Conflict, opposition or contrast

MICKEY'S PAL PLUTO - Pluto's conflict with his good and bad self.

JUDGEMENT DAY - Pluto's struggle between desire to chase the cat and obedience to Mickey. (Penner)