Thus writes John “Ren and Stimpy” Kricfalusi, whose “All Kinds of Stuff” blog mostly covers matters cartoon-related but ranges all over the place. In a recent entry he talks about creating tight stories for cartoons. It’s a great lesson on story structure in general, so all you budding screenwriters out there should check it out.
You know who is a great stickler for story structure? Tex Avery. People think of him as being wild and out of control, but he is completely in control of his material.