Then I realised that a simple story is what would endear the audience to the character and the situation it would inevitably find it self in.
This animation will be called...
Carly the Clumsy Teapot
A normal teapot sits unassumingly on a table. In the distance, up in the sky, a shooting star flies past. Some fairy dust sprinkles onto the teapot and it miraculously comes alive. But how does an inanimate object first find its legs? It doesn't.
Carly (called Carly because of a name scratched into the table) stumbles around trying to understand what has happened and how she can move. She stumbles across kitchen utensils (knife and forks) whist trying to keep balanced. She trips over the edge of a place mat which leaves her hopping towards the end...
Now this is where I need to decide. Being the morbid, death desensitised gamer that I am, I want the poor teapot to fall and smash. Or maybe I should keep with the tone I have created and simply have the teapot fall back to sleep. Either way...
Carly continues to teeter towards the edge on one 'leg'. She reaches the edge of the table, barley holding on with her little teapot parts. It looks likes she will fall, but then at the last moment she falls the other way back onto the table. She then falls back to sleep and all is right with the world...
Carly continues to teeter towards the edge on one 'leg'. She reaches the edge of the table, barley holding on with her little teapot parts. It looks likes she will fall, and she does. As she flies through the air her short little teapot life flash's before her 'eyes'. The floor greets her with a thud, as her tea inside spill across the floor.
Speaking of teapots, Whats the first thing that springs to mind when you think of moving teapots. Keeping with the Disney theme, its the teapot and saucer from 'Beauty and the Beast' (which is weird because I have only seen it once and never really liked it). I plan to get inspiration from this:
Holy Jesus Cats. I've just looked over the Internet and Disney is REALLY up on their 'That's my Stuff' copyright game. All I could find was stage productions (there not teapots...) or fan dubs over still images. So here's some pics instead. I'm sure we have all seen it anyway.