Advanced Skeleton has been used to rig creatures, props, vehicles and just about anything since 1999. It is free to download but if you want to use it for a commercial project you will have to buy a license.
The Setup Machine enables Maya users to easily and quickly rig a wide variety of CG characters with just a few clicks. Generate a flexible, modern character rig in minutes saving you days or weeks of work
Rough Animator is a fully featured hand drawn animation application that runs on Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows. Currently available for $4.99
Storyboarder is a free open-source piece of storyboarding software that makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures.
Akeytsu is a piece of 3D animation software and is a lighter, faster and cheaper alternative to Maya. It also has a free educational version.
Krita is a free app for digital painting but also supports 2D animation. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
Live2D has a bunch of software that allows 2D artists to create animations from their artwork. Available in both FREE and PRO versions.
MakeHuman is a free open-source software that allows you to create and pose 3D human characters. Useful for pose reference.