Polish Blender user Anna Celarek submitted a Blender animation to CGSociety's 'Strange Behavior' contest. It has a very distinct visual style and a funny story-line. On top of that, this is her FIRST project in Blender!
It's the story about a cat, who is hunting a mouse. The mouse turns out to be braver than the cat, and in the end the cat is the hunted one.
I'm aware that there are still a lot of errors there, especially the sky, and objects intersecting each other. However it was my first 3d animation ever, and my first project in Blender, so I'm happy with the result. I learned a lot, and that's the most important thing for me.
Blender is very confusing at the beginning (I worked in Max before), but after the first shock you learn how to work in it very efficiently, and in my opinion many things are solved better than in Max. User interface is better, once you get used to it. Unwrap is much better, also skinning, and there's a node-based material editor and video editing is possible too. Only big disadvantage that there's no Vray for Blender. It has a bit different workflow as far as big scenes are concerned, in Max I used X-Refs for that, here it's solved differently and I needed some time to find out.