Toy Story 4


Film synopsis: "When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy." (Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Saving Forky -- Reuniting Forky with Bonnie

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Past
Overall Story Issue: Interdiction vs. Prediction
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Inequity
Overall Story Response: Equity
Overall Story Catalyst: Prediction
Overall Story Inhibitor: Suspicion
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Future
Overall Story Signpost 3: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline


Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Understanding
Main Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Thought
Main Character Response: Knowledge
Main Character Unique Ability: Senses
Main Character Critical Flaw: Circumstances
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Doing
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Learning
Main Character Signpost 4: Understanding

Influence Character Throughline

Bo Peep / Forky

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Influence Character Problem: Self-Aware
Influence Character Solution: Aware
Influence Character Symptom: Inequity
Influence Character Response: Equity
Influence Character Unique Ability: Situation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Interpretation
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Old Friends / New Friends

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Suspicion vs. Evidence
Relationship Story Problem: Speculation
Relationship Story Solution: Projection
Relationship Story Symptom: Inequity
Relationship Story Response: Equity
Relationship Story Catalyst: Evidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interdiction
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Past
Overall Story Consequence: Memory
Overall Story Cost: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Dividend: Understanding
Overall Story Requirements: Present
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceiving
Overall Story Forewarnings: Learning

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Dynamic Act Schematics


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