Reallusion has announced CrazyTalk Animator v.1.0, adding “Real-time Body Puppeteering” to the standard facial abilities of Crazy Talk, At just $50 the price is certainly right, and if it has the right balance of power and “drag and drop” ease-of-use then this could be a winner for them. I’ll be looking out for the first in-depth reviews of this. ETA: November 2010.
As with all such software, the approachable toon style sells it, but there’s no reason that creatives can’t use it for other styles. Such as gothic shadow puppetry.