You've got a friend in me?
I created the Scratch animation “You’ve got a friend in me,” as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story that teaches you a lesson. It shares a message that helps you learn a life lesson that can be used in everyday life.
My story is about Woody from toy story. When Andy gets buzz, he starts to leave Woody out and woody no longer the top toy. He must decide whether to be a good friend and help buzz when he falls into a hole, or save him. If he chooses to save him, Woody starts to become more involved in playtime, and he learns that him and buzz lightyear could become great friends and leaders. If he chooses to let buzz fall, he is even more neglected and hurt, because no one can believe what he has done. Andy doesn’t play with him, because he misses Buzz lightyear, so for that the toys don’t talk to you furthermore.
My story was inspired by my two little cousins, they are two years old, and twins. They argue a lot just to get a toy, and other wise an item the other one has. They were arguing about who had a toy and later that day, they watched toy story, while I babysat. From this I was able to make a story based on their actions and use toy story as a base.
I think I was successful in creating my story because I made a story in a little bit over 3 minutes. Children to the age of thirteen could view it. (It could be viewed by older ages, but they might not find it entertaining. My story has one ethical decision and it leads to two different branches of the rest of the story. My story is interactive with the user and the user is required to influence the decision. Finally, I was able to do it in the time frame given and it was posted on the scratch website.