Animation Software help!

does anyone know where to find a decent program to make animations? it would be cool if they happen to be free and stuff but whatever :P..

Adobe offers a 30-day trial for Flash CS4 and sometimes heavily discounted/free versions for students or unemployed professionals.

If you are looking for something that does 3D animation & modeling you can look into Blender. Super powerful once you get past the learning curve.

I'll second the recommendation for Blender. I'm getting back into it after a long time away, and while the interface is a bit odd, I haven't forgotten any of it.

They've got a ton of references and documentation, and the Noob to Pro e-Book is free.