I heard about the Pixar movie Newt being cancelled. At that time I had a Maya course in uni, so I decided to take the Pixar concept sketches and create my own Newt model, animate him and make him alive.
I used Maya for modeling, rigging and animation, Photoshop for the textures and After Effects to bring it all together.
I know the animation is a little choppy and the lighting and everything could improve, but I didn't have much time for that project back then. Maybe someone gets inspired to make a better version ;)