Ok, i've had a burning desire to delve into 2d animation, and i have an inclination that After Effects is what i need? I'm not really interested in the program from the motion graphics / titles perspective, but i would really love to experiment with short films / 2d animations. Is After Effects right for me? Also, as a filmmaker, i would be interested to know if it has good colour correction facilities for stylisation? I have had a look around, and i know all about CreativeCow, which has fueled my interest even more. Check out this link http://www.joyriderfilms.co.uk/las_palmas.htm and the video for 'Song With No Words' by 'Sweatmaster'. Also check out the other Sweatmaster video, the guy who made these is incredible!!! That's the kind of work i want to be animating. Rich.