Well thank you for such a well thought out critique! A lot of people seem apprehensive to say the things that need to be said criticism wise, but I appreciate your honesty with both what you liked and didn't so much like about it.
Just to address some of the things you touched on:
~ The sound clips I used were my little 8-bit covers of the original Game Grumps Animated "jingles." I'm assuming that's what you meant by the "sound clip" afterwards. I wanted to do something different for these jingles, to kind of add a little personal flair to the Game Grumps style.
~ With the two shade colours, looking back on it, I agree with you on them. One thing I've been trying to improve on a lot lately is using more of a bold colour scheme, because even though stuff like this might be a little easier on the eyes, I'm starting to get tired of having washed out looking colour schemes. I did really try to work hard on having a huge contrast between the 3 different sections, being the day portion, the underwater portion, and the sunset, so this might also partially contribute to the less noticeable shading in some scenes.
Overall though, thanks. I worked for months and months trying to polish every last little scene in this short animation, so I'm glad to see that the level of detail I tried to put into this didn't go unnoticed. This definitely has been one of the projects I'm most proud of, so I'll do my best in the future to out-do even THIS cartoon! Bigger and better, right?
Anyway, to cap this off, thanks again. I'll take into consideration all the things you said. I'm constantly trying to improve, so any feedback like this is greatly appreciated. :D