This is my entry I submitted for the March 2012 11 Second Club competition. I am shocked to say that it won 1st place!
The piece took me a little over 2 weeks to complete. The majority of the time was spent on planning, animation, and polish. I ran out of time towards the end, so I didn't get to polish everything I wanted to. It's still quite rough around the edges, but I am going to continue to work on it before it goes on my reel.
I reused the set and most of the set dressing from an older animation project I created a couple years ago. Some of the other background objects were downloaded from Archive3D.net The Malcolm rig was used courtesy of AnimSchool.com. However, I did modify him slightly by creating a custom skin shader/texture as well as his shirt and suspenders. The project as a whole was created in Maya and rendered using Mental Ray.