The featured clip (above) won the 11 Second Club competition in September 2009. The animator's name caught my eye and I realised that it was Liane-Cho, one of the animators who was a tutor in the workshop time I had at the Gobelins summer school in 2009. He had just finished working on the 2D feature film The Illusionist. Will posted about that film on his student blog.
It was great to read a bit more about Liane-Cho in the interview by Eric Scheur.
His work is critiqued by Animation Mentor Dana Broadway.
The work below is from his blog. Warning: Strong language use.
After Michelle's comment (Thanks Michelle!), I have also embedded Liane-Cho's student showreel from Gobelins - pretty much all pencil tests (some 3D).