*floored* This is cinematic excellence. While the foreground art clashes slightly with the amazing background art, the flow is still great and the scenes are marvelously done. The foreboding music, the mysterious maligned figure, the boy's naiveté...it smacks a bit of Rodrigo Blaas's 2009 animated short, Alma -- but veers into a much vaguer territory, leaving us to wonder if the 'monster' joker figure is truly malevolent or not. Or just what the heck we just watched. There is truly a sense of wonder about it, which sort of ties back in with the element of childhood innocence, here.
Jingly hats off to you, sir. I hope this was just as well received by your professor and classmates. You've got the beginnings of a great filmmaker, you know. Here's hoping you find your path to well-renowned success!