The second year animators at SBIT are designing their narrative animatics. It may be a good idea to look at the design of an Academy award winning Pixar film for some hints. Wall.E and Ratatouille. These articles are from Ron Barbagallo's Animation Art Conservation web site.
If students were to research even more thoroughly they may combine what they learn with the excellent dissecting the shots post on Karen J Lloyd's storyboarding blog. Then they would be well prepared to plan their own narrative. If you wish to work with the best, learn from the best.
Hey! What's that Panda doing?... I'll leave that debate for another time.