I have been meaning to improve my cartooning ability for a long time now. A couple of months ago my partner and I purchased a Mac, a tablet and the adobe web creative suite package which now includes flash and all the other goodies, so I didnt have any excuses any more. I started following a teach-yourself cartooning book by Christopher Hart who is an ex Disney animator hence the Disney style, eventually I want to develop my own style but for now this will suffice to teach me the basics and get me into regular drawing again.
While doing this I am also thinking ahead to animation, I want to be able to eventually animate the different parts of the characters so I am making a Symbol from each part in Flash and saving it in the library. I have done a little flash example which shows how the symbols are combined together to create the whole.