Step one: develop the perfect balance of comedy, heart, & giant action set pieces. Wait, you're not done yet?
The basic elements of the story drawings show camera angles and sequence staging, but most importantly for animated features, the challenge is adding humor and character to the story.
Story artists constantly think of ways to “punch up” the script. While many scripts deserve a good beating, that’s not what “punch up” means — it simply means we try to make it as gut-busting and hilarious as possible. Thousands of jokes will be pitched during this process. If one of yours actually makes it into the final movie, give yourself a pat on the back.