Kung Fu Panda

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Po maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Po, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Po prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Po uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Po ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Finding the True Dragon Warrior

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Overall Story Problem: Pursuit
Overall Story Solution: Avoid
Overall Story Symptom: Control
Overall Story Response: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Delay
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Po

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Main Character Problem: Help
Main Character Solution: Hinder
Main Character Symptom: Control
Main Character Response: Uncontrolled
Main Character Unique Ability: Openness
Main Character Critical Flaw: Self-Interest
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Master Shifu

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Influence Character Problem: Pursuit
Influence Character Solution: Avoid
Influence Character Symptom: Consider
Influence Character Response: Reconsider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Closure
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Commitment
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Teacher/Student

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Relationship Story Problem: Conscience
Relationship Story Solution: Temptation
Relationship Story Symptom: Control
Relationship Story Response: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Hope
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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