I created the Scratch animation Cinderella as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story that helps teach a lesson or conveys a message.
My story is about a girl named Cindy who lives with her two step-sisters, step-mother, and her father in NYC. She is constantly bullied by her sisters when she does nothing wrong. Her school is having a prom and she wants to go with a guy she likes, Deshawn. Her sisters don’t want her to go to prom so they ruin her dress and go to prom without her. Her grandmother comes over and buys Cindy a new dress. Cindy goes to prom and no one recognizes her except for her step-sister Victoria. Cindy and Deshawn have a great time at prom, Deshawn just doesn't know that it’s her.
At the end of the night when Cindy leaves, Victoria and Deshawn find Cindy’s shoe on the ground. The next day Victoria can either tell Deshawn that it was her shoe and she was the one he was dancing with or that it was Cindy’s shoe. If Victoria lies and says it was her, Deshawn gets upset because he doesn’t like Victoria and doesn’t believe it’s her and doesn’t know what to do. Cindy gets upset because she thinks Deshawn likes Victoria and Victoria is upset because she caused so much trouble. If Victoria tells the truth then Cindy, Deshawn and Victoria are all happy.
My story was inspired by Cinderella written by Charles Perrault. I just decided to make a more modern version because The old one was written over 100 years ago and I thought NYC was an interesting setting for the story to take place.
I think I was successful in creating my story because I was able to follow all the requirements by managing my time. I divided up my work between class time and the time I worked on it at home. I also chose to import most of the sprites and backgrounds instead of drawing them so I would save time and would be able to work on the scripts more.