Some Cool 2d animation software
The best thing animation students can do is to do 2d animation before they enter the vast world of 3d animation.It teaches you the basics much quicker and really helps you understand the process. Here are a bunch of 2d animation software packages that are out there for the computer. I like using these packages because it lets me experiment more and try out different techniques. Its also easier to make changes.
Here they are:
Pencil - A free open source program
Mirage - Alot like deluxe paint 4 for the Amiga only better! (TV Paint is the european counter-part)
Flipbook - widely used 2d program. Very simple and robust
Feel free to submit any other 2d animation programs that you know of.