Visit HERE for an excellent blog post by feature story artist Jenny Lerew discussing simplicity in animation storytelling and how it applies to LADY AND THE TRAMP and THE INCREDIBLES:
Where “Lady and the Tramp” succeeds is in taking a simple story and making absolutely sure that every character and every scene makes an impact on the audience. As leisurely as some of the pacing is, it’s deliberate and crucial to establishing the mood–either of the time period, the time of day, or the characters’ emotions. And there is very little dialogue–as well as the fact that it’s not so much what the characters say, but how they act while saying it. The humor comes from context and expression, not from verbal jokes.