I found an interesting site called mudbubble.com, that has a portfolio of inovative flash animations. The main page has a couple of flash characters that show good characterization through motion, and cast realistic shadows. The designer placed a portfolio of twenty animations and flash on the site, all of which have their own unique qualities. The overall layout of the site is visually appealing and the creature on the side menu reacts to the movement of your mouse. The creativity in this site stood out amongst the many other sites i visited.