If I do intend to go down the route of having it shown with one image, i.e. you see all the buildings on screen throughout the duration of the animation, there should only be about 5 or 6 characters, so they fit the screen well (Not too far away or too close). I have been looking into Dickens' well known stories and have, therefore, been considering the characters. I think there should only be a maximum of 2 characters from the same story, as if there were more it would just feel like you were watching an adaptation of that story.
I have some ideas about some characters, but some I still don't know much about. Below are a list of characters that could go in the animation, with intial ideas about their appearance/personality next to them:
- Oliver Twist - Oliver Twist (1837) - Small, Innocent, Friendly, Gentle
- Fagin - Oliver Twist (1837) - Obscure, Intimidating, Somewhat Frightening, Mysterious.
- The Artful Dodger - Oliver Twist (1837) - Cocky, Quick Witted, Bombastic, Cockney.
- Daniel Quilp - The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) - Ghastly, Crooked, Aggressive, Strange.
- Ebenezer Scrooge - A Christmas Carol (1843) - Scary, Unliked, Dark, Mean --- Odd, Friendly, Excited, Enthusiastic.
- Mrs. Gamp - Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) - Funny, Drunk, Crazy, Surreal, Imaginative, Witty.
- Uriah Heep - David Copperfield (1850) - Ugly, Thin, Strange, Obsessed, Weird.
- Miss Havisham - The Great Expectations (1861) - Wrathful, Betrayed, Alone, Ghostly.
Fig.1 Fagin from Oliver! (1968) Played by Ron Moody
Fig.1 Fagin from Oliver! (1968) Played by Ron Moody - https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434051448425/a86608c4-807f-4830-be17-f76b021ca7a1-2060x1236.jpeg - (Accessed 06/02/2016)