I've always loved silhouette puppet animation, so I was really excited when American Greetings assigned me this piece! It started with a short story written by Ken Gilroy at Am. Greetings... which I adapted into a little short for Halloween. Here are some stills (and designs) from the project (visually influenced by one of my favorite animation artists, Lotte Reineger)... I kind of ran out of time at the end, so there are a few shots that aren't quite done - but it seems to hold up ok.