I lifted these characters from one of two comic strips of mine. I see this as a kind of variations on a theme. I found the soundtrack on freesound.org. The wav. file, Quilty's Old time piano was uploaded by Quilt. The sound file, about 9 seconds, is simply looped throughout. With the nature of the animation and the old time piano riff, my last decision seemed obvious: make this a stylized old silent-movie.