@Mathias well, to be embarassingly honest that's partly why I posted it here.
the Rauch brothers mention "flash animation" and I thought that was their way to imply puppet stuff going on, instead of fully hand drawn animation. Since -I- cannot see any "flash animation" in their short I thought maybe they were really really good at integrating it and we just needed better eyes to look at it.
I would say atleast the little girl darting her eyes between the hobo and her father could qualify as puppet, right? dunno maybe I just read too much into it, if so sorry for taking the topic off the rails :p
blargh I meant to make a longer reply to px-pdriva about his comments but new great responses get added and I keep feeling the urge to make fast replies to everything =/