Interested in pro animation software for cheap? pmG is trying out a viral test marketing campaign and if they reach their goal, everyone gets the software for what they paid. If they don't reach their goal, everyone gets their money refunded. More details on this page. You've probably seen their work before, even if you don't know it. :) Gallery of shorts done with the software, both 2D and 3D, and it includes one of the Gorillaz videos done on it.
Did I mention the basic edition of messiahStudio5, normally $499, is on sale through this for $10? And the pro edition, normally $1195, is on sale through this for $40?
I ended up getting (if the target goal makes!) the Pro version, as I'm running a 64-bit system and the Basic requires 32-bit, while Pro can do both.
I got this via telophase, but Jet's interested in doing animation and this should make it a lot of fun.