So I've got this really cool project that needs some animation. While I've done plenty of graphic design, I've never really animated something like this. I've got a 20 second opening that I need to create for a TV show, and the style I'm going to try to immulate somewhat is like the Flash sequences on eminem.com (the main page). Basically take still photos, cut them up, and then animate at the "joints". I've got all the regular stand-bys at my disposal (Adobe Suite, 3D, final cut, etc.) but it seems as if there should be some software specifically for doing animations like this. I've got a decent budget and a few weeks to put this together, so I'm pretty sure I can learn some new software if needed. Any recommendations as to the best way to proceed? I'm sure I can do it in After Effects, but that sure seems like an aweful lot of tedious work. Any input would be appreciated.