The project is not dead. A LOT of the voice acting has been recorded already.
I'm trapped because I tried puppeting and that did not work. Recently I've been talking to animators to see if that was a viable option.
So far... I've have had one animator tell me it would cost $450 just to lipsync a talking unblinking head for 1 minute.
A second animator told me it would take 1 month to lipsync a talking unblinking head for 1 minute.
So... that would mean my two options for a 22 minute episode would be with $10,000 per episode or two years between episodes.
So... I'm looking at puppeting again. I'll keep you all posted. :-)