Crazy as it sounds, I have not had occasion to animate more than 3 characters in one shot in over 10 years. For very practical reasons I tend to shy away from numbers. First because it’s time consuming, second, because it means building a lot of puppets and third, quite honestly, it’s hard work. Having said that, this scene doesn’t require a whole lot of complicated animation and it is nice to have a full screen of characters up there. If you’ve done this for as long as I have you quickly find yourself falling into a rhythm once you start animating.