Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that illustrates Stata's animated graphics possibilities. (I also note that such efforts will necessarily involve video editing software (such as Camtasia or FFmpeg)). For those willing to invest the time/effort, however, the end results can be quite clever and interesting. Those inclined (and with time to burn) might want to look at some examples here.