THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPHASIS!
In many productions I've worked on-even when we have strong expressive dynamic layouts, the animation will come back soft and mushy and all the pose artists are dumbfounded.
Here are the two main reasons that happens:
These notes could just as easily apply to many American shows today. That second set of blanded Boo Boos is still more lively than many prime time cartoons I've seen!
Many service studios, once you have convinced them to actually use your drawings, will not add any breakdowns and will merely inbetween your poses-and use even timing. This makes the characters float from pose to pose and you don't feel any of the poses.
Please excuse the million exclamation points. I was in quite a frustrated state the day I scribbled these notes out!