Are you interested in how I constructed that? Sure you are. After Melanie sent me the sound file, I quickly drew up some rough key drawings in Flash to get the basic idea of how it is going to look. Then I sent that file to her for approval. Here's the file I sent to her:
Thankfully, she approved that immediately. No time consuming revisions for me. Hooray! So, the next step was to ad in all the other drawings so that the action looks as smooth as possible. Here's that:
All in all, it took me about a week and a half to do all that. Yes, I admit that the animation is quite limited (like say 3rd season of The Flintstones kind of limited) but I think it looks like she's alive and that her personality is coming across. In animation, that pretty much all you need to accomplish.