What programs can be used to make animations?
I saw this stack exchange and thought it'd be the perfect place to finally ask this.
Basically, with Flash I use to make little stick figure animations. However, since then, I've lost the (pirated) copy of Flash 7 I had and really don't want to cough up a few hundred for a legitimate copy. So, are there any animation programs out there right now other than Flash? Bonus points for one that exports to a (somehow animated) vector SVG image. Or even one that just goes to plain MPEG.
The only thing I've seen are programs where you have to manually draw each frame and then put all the frames together into an MPEG... which is extremely painful