Thanks a ton! c: As for transparency, i tried it, but GIMP apparently doesn't do animation with transparent layers very well. Maybe it just requires some dicking around, else i'll have to go grab something else.
Rayman, eh? Awesome, i love Rayman! c: To say that i'm not inspired by Rayman Origins would be a lie, because i absolutely adore the art and animation of that game (and before that, the original Rayman was also prominently featured in my childhood). It's like one of those awesome cartoons on TV, except you're actually playing it rather than just watching. Which is awesome.