2D Painting application MyPaint just got a major new feature in the form of the ability to create animations. It's currently available as a stand alone modification to MyPaint, developed by Manuel Quiñones. He developed it for an open movie project focussed on creating a short animated film about a boy who discovers the history of the forest villages and logging in his native Argentina, through a journey along a railway track.
The project is also utilising Blender for 3D aspects of the film, along with backgrounds hand painted in acrylic. For more about the project, check out this excellent article on libre graphics world. If you're interested in trying out MyPaint's new animation abilities, then you can check out the source code from Gitorious. It's unlikely to become a trunk addition to the deliberately minimalist MyPaint, but will probably branch off as it's own project or as a plugin if MyPaint adds support for plugins.
Open Movie Project: "Viaje a la tierra del Quebracho".