The Pixar Theory

This lesson will teach students key story elements such as main theme, personification and the concept of connected narratives and storylines by showing how all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe. Jon Negroni developed what he calls The Pixar Theory, as a way to highlight how a single narrative ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme.


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Lesson tags: Eighth, English, Film, Ninth, Seventh, Sixth

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Abran Maldonado Entrepreneur, scholar and music industry veteran, Abran Maldonado is the CEO and Founder of NuSkool. He has spent over a decade addressing the needs of underserved youth using a hybrid approach fusing both entertainment and education through professional development, student enrichment and educational research. After several years in the entertainment industry, Abran decided to enter the academy to further explore digital media and other aspects of youth culture and their implications on the advancement of 21st century education.