Over the past few weeks, I have been talking on twitter with @pinkhev about ideas you can use in the classroom from Pixar. What I believe makes Pixar stand out isn't just that they have been one step ahead as far as the technology they use in their films but the incredible stories behind each one. I truly believe the approach they take towards creating stories is one that should be shared and used in the classroom.
I recently watched the film, The Pixar Story, which tells the story of the company and that itself is a completely inspiring tale about how you should never give up and follow your dreams.
There are resources online that share some of Pixar's wisdom behind the art of their storytelling. This clip, which @Pinkhev pointed my way is a great video to share with a class and use to develop stories:
Disney Pixar films also have great soundtracks that can be used to inspire writing. I have previously blogged about this idea and you can view it here. But here are some examples of a children's stories inspired from listening to part of the soundtrack from Finding Nemo -
There are also some of the Pixar short films that can be used as a focus in class and inspire some fantastic writing, here are just a couple of ideas: