I have an applet that makes use of some animated gifs. I do this in order to show animations without adding the JMM (Java MultiMedia Pack). If anyone can suggest another efficient way to display animations I'm open for that as well. My problem: Gif animations don't work once they're serialized! I serialize the gif's as Image Icons, but once transmitted, only the first frame shows. If I load the gif into an imageicon using the html method all is well. Can anyone help here? I'd like to be able to serialize all the info being sent to the applet.