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It's called 'ASCII Art'. Google 'ASCII Art Generator' and you'll find plenty of examples. You'll need some animated images to use as the source to then convert to ASCII. Once you have it converted to ASCII, you could place each 'frame' of text in a DIV with a monospaced font and then, via JS, rotate showing each DIV one-by-one to create the animation.
If you are after loading bars etc, i can suggest ajaxloader - you design your own preloaders - same thing These sites will give you spinners, bars, balls etc. And this post should also answer your question I think.
The answer to this question is... use After Effects. You probably could solve this problem in Photoshop, by learning to bend your ways around its ways of doing things, but it will be clumsy, destructive and time consuming. That's time that would be far better spent learning the methodologies of After Effects. After Effects, by way of introduction and ...
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