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I think this is a classic case of trying to fit too much into too little time. Try to have fewer facial expressions and making those count rather than making your character go through a large range of movement in a very short space of time.
Interesting idea. This would be a fun idea to come back to once you've practiced the fundamentals more.
Description: An old man is looking at a picture of himself and his dead wife. His grandson then offers him a balloon to which the old man sees the picture come to life, making him realize what he has been missing.
Experience: 1st time animating
Time taken: 3 weeks