I'm not sure if this belongs in the tutorials exchange, but it's not worth making a whole thread for.
The previous version of Anime Studio
, Anime Studio 5, is currently being offered for free
via the company's NorthAm site. (The same guys as Manga Studio.) It seems to be the full version, not debut, and not just a 30 day trial. I just typed gibberish into the account fields and it still let me download it and gave me a product key. Flash animations for everyone!
Edit: There seems to be some speculation now that it is a 30 day free trail (the buxr link changed anyway), but they never asked for a credit card number, so I think that might just be general fine print for the checkout. I'll wait and see.
Edit: Well, I installed it, put in the product key I was given, and the "trial" became the full version. All the fine print I read seems legit too. The most recent comments on it from Consumerist seem to agree that it is a free, full version.
Edit once again: Okay, yes. It is confirmed to be a free full version that never expires. Good. I barely even care anymore.