So I always get asked how to do this:
Heres a video of me explaining the process, The software I used was iMovie, Photoshop CS5, and EffectsLab Pro
Effects Lab Pro does have a demo and if you don't have Photoshop, Gimp (which is free) works fine too. Now other programs like Sony Vegas work just as fine as Effects Lab Pro. iMovie is just what I use to put all the scenes and audio together in (This can be done with other programs like windows movie maker and Sony Vegas). I used iStopMotion ($50 - made only for Mac) to film the Footage at 15 FPS (but MonkeyJam works well too). So just sit and watch me explain the process:
Hope this helped in your future animations!