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The Hoax Called “Genre”

There’s no such thing as a kid’s movie

Tom Hanks in Pinocchio
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Years ago, on what must have been a slow news day, a reporter phoned to quiz me about the differences between writing for animation, and live action.

I said there are no differences.

He pressed me, however, pointing out that since animation is for children, there have to be differences regarding, for…

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Richard Walter

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Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: richardwalter.com/newsletter