there are several modules for working with images -- GD, Imager, PerlMagick, probably many more. Is there some comprehensive-ish comparison of the offerings out there?
in reply to Creating an animated gif with GD
I usually use gifsicle for animated gifs. It works well. Then you can use any of GD, Imager or ImageMagick to make your frames, and feed them to gifsicle like
for GD, try Text to animated pseudo-braille GIF and see Image::Magick GIF Animation Speed for ImageMagick usage.
system("gifsicle -lforever $my_stuffl*.gif > $my_stuff.anim.gif") ;