Commenting to your statement at the end of your post, I agree -- as did a few other Tableau comrades I spoke with -- that smooth animations, like what we witnessed by Dr.Fry, would be fantastic additions to Tableau. It could be a form of storybooking like what's currently available but the pages are turned by the application, not the user, and relate to a single viz.
Thanks for the comment, Toby. Let us hope Tableau comes out with such awesome features soon.
Do you think a similar view could be made from using pages? With the play button.