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There are many programs that you can use for 2D animation and related support.
I’ve listed some below that are popular.
Not that you need all of them but, depending upon your projects you might find that you do need some of them for various reasons.
You do need at least a photo editing program if you want to modify your actors and create props.
A drawing program like DrawPlus is also useful to create custom actors and props.
CrazyTalk Animator 2 Reallusion
Audacity SourceForge (Free)
Adobe Flash Adobe
Studio 9 Pinnacle
Special Effects and Utilities
After Effects Adobe Photo/Visual Effects
MorphVOX Pro Screaming Bee Voice changer
ParticleIllusion WonderTouch Visual Effects
BluffTitler Outerspace Software Titles
SWF Decompiler SoThink Decompile SWF files
Xara 3D Maker Xara Titles
FL Studio (FruityLoops) Image-
There are many other programs out there that are either free or for money that can also be used.
The list above is by no means a must have (except for CrazyTalk Animator) but is presented as a guide and for suggestions of what to use.
If you have any questions please contact me.