With Project Gooseberry now at the funding stage, I thought I'd give a little insight into the animation that I've contributed so far. The work I'm doing in is in collaboration with Gecko Animation and Poked Studio, and Gecko have also made a post about the rigging involved.
The little guy will soon be available on the Blender Cloud, so you too can get your hands on him and bend him in all sorts of painful-looking ways. Donate today! :)