Here's a little anecdote from our Big Idea's relationship with Universal Pictures during production on "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie".
It seems one or two execs were having trouble imagining that Pa Grape and Lunt could emote properly without eyes. Evidently, they had missed the previous 15 years worth of videos. Anyway, they suggested that we add eyes to the characters. Of course we answered an unequivocal "no". But not before I took a couple of minutes to indulge my imagination to see what they would look like...
Well, we got a laugh at them around the studio.
By the way, I did Pa Grape with a pencil and Lunt on a Cintiq.