One good way to learn how to create your own animation is to study others. I am still trying to figure out how this director creates his animation but I kind of have a good idea. It looks like he is using some cell shading and actual animation on the faces.
I think it is something like this
Could you use something like POSER by Smith Micro? Animate the characters and trace over the characters especially if you do not know how to draw as well. You can trace? Better yet…Poser 11 has a great new line tool that Brian Haberlin often uses. You could do this for a manga or an anime as well.
What do you think?