Essentially one long quest with a succession of issues to overcome. It has rising tension and anticipation leading to the final 'sequence.'
~ Flying a toy plane
~ Using toys to escape (toy plane, bouncing on a ball, skateboard)
~ Trying to be the toy on the top shelf/on pillow
There are many different ways to explore a comedy genre. The conventions that allow this are; Types of Comedy, Setting, Iconography, Character, Theme, Bright Colours.
Subgenres within comedy:
American ~ Cheesy
Slapstick ~ Banana skin (silly usually involves pain, timeless)
Horror ~ Seeing something unscary, VERY scary
Adult ~ Cheeky, unaware of its nature
Commonly the narrative offers room for debate
Race, Policing, Gender, Social Events
There is a common plot within Romance: Boy meets Girl - They become good friends - There are frequent hints made that they would make a great couple - Unfortunately an argument makes the characters hate each other - Until a huge over the top gesture is made and the characters leave happily ever after.
Generally following a disaster in the past, mankind turns to robotics and scientists to build a new world. Following Todorov's Narrative Theory.
There is usually a crime at the core of the narrative, often a murder. The film is sculpted around this, with complex structures and false paths, clues and resolutions.
Horror (A fear of something)
Horror's tend to follow Todorov's Narrative Theory in a linear fashion. With tension climbing for the duration of the film until the resolution that answers all the questions rose within the film.
~ Loosing limbs
~ Loose threads
~ Dogs chew toy