Did you know that Bram Stoker’s Dracula had the working title “The Dead Un-dead”? Isn’t that so much clearer?
Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children’s books and children’s shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?
There are many great children’s stories waiting for a bigger audience. But which ones should be sent to the big screen?
Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?
Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.