Created for the "Spooky Scary" 5 Second Project at Greyscalegorilla: greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2009/10/spooky-scary
Big thanks to:
Brayden McCluskey (email@example.com) and Dan Poole for the audio!
In the spirit of disclosure. I'm actually working on a final project and used this 5 second entry as a tester of the aesthetic I'm striving to develop. The animations are all done in AE with the Puppet Tool used to add the more fluid touches. I went to pains to develop the assets as large as possible in Photoshop to avoid scaling issues which I think a lot of raster based animations suffer from.
And, of course, as one eagle eyed Serge has already commented, I reached out to the masters of Monty Python for inspiration: youtube.com/watch?v=nKTj7KmxxdA