Storyboarding is an essential part of film making ,both live action and animated especially these days with so many visual effects. It all has to be planned out to perfectly to minimize the shot list and the budget and it’s not an easy thing to do. I can’t even imagine something like this chase sequence from Tin Tin not being storyboarded first. Well, storyboards as you probably know have been around a long time and Walt Disney himself is said to have been one of the first to implement them into his workflow. Likewise, Alfred Hitchock was said to have used them extensively on his films. Check out this great article about Hitchcock and the storyboarding of his films.
Totally agree… i love storyboards and have always used them when doing live action or even just clarifying concepts in the development stage