The first year students gave me quite a list of films to research. Here is one for them: The Iron Giant directed by Brad Bird. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to find this film and watch it.
An interesting point of view on the film can be seen through a storyboard artist's eyes. If you haven't popped over to west coast Canada recently I suggest you go there and check out Karen J Lloyd's Storyboard Blog. It is well worth it. There are free storyboarding templates!