Animated Avatars can be pretty dang hilarious, especially if you know how to make a bunch of funny faces. I'm starting to see them more and more on Myspace. One of my favorite websites, instructibles.com has an excellent tutorial for creating animated avatars for your myspace layout. The tutorial uses free software apps, namely GIMP and Movie Snapshot which are both essential tools to the hardcore Myspacer anyway.
So check it out!