This scan shows my notes after our group meeting with Mike Smith today. We need to really make the film more comical and create more gags in the piece. As I am the animator for the team, I am going to look into both cartoon styles as well as old fashioned comics like Charlie Chaplin for a sense of timing around a gag and also the type of gags that are part of chase sequences.
The Chase is good, could the man and the marmot be running around in circles around a tree and it comes out with the Marmot behind the man chasing him, like Scooby Doo kinda thing, that would be quite funny.
And for this one could the Marmot throw the stone either at the man or at his hut rather than it just rolling to the side?