Check out this little test we did for a vfx project almost two years ago:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5HgPTPY7zg
I only got permission to show it off now.
Bring on the crits:p
Very funny, will done. My guess is that you are working on an advertisement.
Humm.... I just reread your post, so this was a project. What ever the seed idea was, in my opinion, you could advance it into a short. ...Well, a longer short.
You're right about it being a short-worthy subject, but unfortunately the character idea belongs to a Hollywood producer and a toy company...