This one's the first animations I ever did of Hamlet, and quite likely my first animation full stop..? I remember having such a hard time learning how to do these as a kid; I'd rack my brains trying to fix parts of the drawings that were flickering when they should've stayed still, or trying to figure out how to duplicate a frame.
Found this one with the filename of "CROW2" so, putting two and two together, I guess it's the second ever Hamlet animation. These days I don't picture him being too keen on squishy living things, but back then he'd eat any old bug or worm. He also used to have a nest, I guess?
Also Hamlet used to have actual legs connecting to his feet! Why the change? Artistic stylisation or just lazyness? I'll let you decide.
There's that nest again. maybe I shoud bring it back... It's kind of hard to see in this gif animation, but he's got a remote that he's zapping through the channels on the tv (seen from the side as the dark rectangle to the right). It's even got a small electric spark coming out of it when it zaps, 'cause that's what you want to see your remote doing!
That is a meticulously animated tongue, I gotta say. It's even got some ‘‘shading’’, and yeah those quotation marks are very judgemental.
Hamlet partying like nobody's business, waving around a crude... ratchet (aka noisemaker, gragger (thanks wikipedia))? Look I've never seen the things in my life outside of cartoons when a was a kid, give me a break. I'm not sure what's making the party hat inflate and deflate, maybe the party horn air's coming out of his ears? Air in air out I suppose. Oh hey, an early sighting of the lizard! Man he was tiny back then. Maybe he was almost like a pet? Also check out that quality tail animation... I'm still figuring out flowing animations for things like tails to this day honestly.