Part 10 of the GDI+ tutorial covers the use of the ImageAnimator class to put GIF animations into your application.
One of the "features" provided by .NET is the ImageAnimator object. This gives you the ability to use animated images inside VB.NET applications. I put the word "features" in quotes because ... well ... frankly, the animation you can achieve isn't wonderful. I decided to show you the good, bad, and ugly.