Quick update before I slumber. Here's a rough anim of the shot right after when Dill first sees the nacho cheese machine. I've been in an animation slump recently with my film, and I haven't been happy with the expressiveness of my animation. I've been feeling like I've been drawing too many frames and ending up with something lifeless and mechanical.
This shot, while still rough and a bit unfinished, I think I've finally found the kind of limited animation style I'm looking for; and can actually sustain and complete my film with. I'm satisfied with Dill's big snappy antics here. I want to go forward pushing this style even further.