Without further ado, here it is:
Thank you to everyone who kept following the progress of this short and offered words of encouragement. Thank you to my husband, Nate Foster, for helping me make this cartoon a reality and for believing in me more than I did myself. When I first put together the board-o-matic, I had no idea it would mean four years of labor on nights, weekends, and any scraps of time I had between jobs. I just thought it would be fun to finally make the kind of cartoon I had loved as a kid. And it had to be on paper- the fun of drawing is something I don't come by often in my work anymore. There were many times where I didn't think I was going to make it- what was the point, really, of abstaining from real-life events, missing out on sleep and normal human activities, to pound away at an outdated method of animation to make a silly cartoon that wasn't going to make any money anyway? I still don't quite know, but it is done. I hope that it makes people happy. I never got tired of the song, and I love these characters. Watching cartoons like "Pigs in a Polka" or "All The Cats Join In" still energizes me- there is something magical that happens when you marry great music to animation. I'm glad I was finally able to give it a shot.
Here are some supplemental videos to give an idea of how everything came together: