There are so many Flash movies that while wonderfully put together, are as cookie cutter as they come. This is not one of them. One of the things that immediately struck me is the style of art, and the style of animation. The use of tweens was done intelligently in this piece to convey the "drawn" nature of reality, rather than as a cheap shortcut. I love the sun, the other characters, the setting, the rather subdued level of humor...just wow.
My only very minor complaints are that the direction is a little too dynamic (it shows off the nice visuals, but is distracting) and the sound quality of the voices could be a little bettter, but those are nitpicks.
Heh, you noticed the tweens. Yeah, I decided to go ahead and use a few more in this one than I usually do, but like you said, I used them in a way that helps the animation run smoother, not as a crutch of laziness. And yeah, perhaps I was a little too ambitious with the crazy art world I built around this, but it's all good. I may tone down on that a little if I continue to make this after I finish part 2, but we'll see. Thank you for the thorough review, I appreciate it!