Expert Advice Wanted

From designers experienced with website animation

What is the best way to add an animated "video" host to a website?

My employer runs an e-commerce website that sells auto parts. The company is considering adding an animated dog to the product detail page to highlight the additional parts customers would have to purchase in order to install the part in which they have shown an interest. The dog would act as an animated website guide.

Do you know the best practices for adding an element like this?

My reading would indicate that it is not yet possible to do this type of thing in HTML5. This would still have to be done in flash, which would limit the element's visibility on mobile devices.

So my question is, what are the best practices for adding an element like this?

Does your web design company do this type of thing?

If so, would you be so kind as to reach out to me with
  • Your contact information
  • The portfolio of your design company so I can see examples of your work
My employer may be interested in contracting this work out rather than doing it in house.