Well all, Just came here from email inbox 'cause of minnies ICON tip congrats.
Just joined the forum (it might actually help one day) and
Once I read Mr. DJ I know I had a $700 answer. It's called UnFREEzand it will break animated .gif file and it will pile up different .gif files to animate them. You can even set the delay time between gifs. I found it at majorgeeks.com under graphics. Freeware, 20 kb, 4.69 outa 5 on the geekometer.
I just got my avatar added that was created using UnFREEz. Enjoy