Found out about this little experiment from A Good Cartoon, of all places. Ended at the end of last year.
Mmm…liked it. Sometimes. It was hit and miss, mostly. More than anything, I think this illustrates the danger of artists letting themselves be straitjacketed by the original concept. They chose that length due to an old car promo in which contestants/applicants/whichever had to submit a 5-second commercial. And yeah, it was a cute idea, but to hold it up as some kind of sacred inviolable ideal, well…bad idea, not gonna work. Sometimes you could really seem them struggling with the length; Sassy Lassies is the perfect example.
Near the end you could see them branching out a tiny bit, stringing together a series of films in succession, but it was probably too little too late.
In all, plenty of goofy fun, usually had just right amount of offensiveness and gross-out, and these seem like really good people to know, but just way too little substance for me to remember as fondly as Homestar Runner or the old Mondomedia cartoons.