JEFF KATZENBERG’S CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A STORY FOR A MUSICAL FILM:
A great theme, allegorical, not only does it have to be a good story, but it has to tell you something about humanity. You need a great villain and you need great music that moves you from one place in the story to the next.”
Allegory: 1. a story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning: allegories are used for teaching or explaining ideas, moral principals, etc. 2. the presenting of ideas by means of such stories; symbolical narration or description. 3. and symbol or emblem.