Were you the secret scenarist of ED? Confess!
OK, have you lil’ mytery if you want but I tell you right now: I am not googling for ‘bean’.
This being said I was really, really impressed by some parts (which is a good thing since I am reading your book on animation right now) especially those old arthritic hands and the way they don’t seem to allow for a grasp on earthbound stuff anymore. Impressed and touched.
There is a very mechanical feeling to the animation though: computers are machines and I find it the most difficult part to breathe life into a character… although, for all the good it did to God with Adam one may question the necessity… Nevertheless you’ve got loads of stuff right like the overall feeling of extreme old age through the design of your character, the way its movements are limited. Too many still moments though: it would have helped if your character had just a tiny bit of that constant unsteadiness common to folks that old. I understand that there are time constraints and that you are not an animation team all by yourself.
The shading is quite a find, well except the slippery golden stairway to heaven: you’d think that it would be more adapted to senior citizens wouldn’t you? I especially like the toony contrast of the ribbon, toy train… with the character which is more like half toony.
Anyway, sorry if my reply felt like hot-cold-hot shower but I despise (hate, vomit…) brainless, gutless, easy praise. I downloaded the animation and will watch it quite a few times again: do I need to say more?