Animated gif - is this after effects or?

hello
i need something like this:

Is this made with after effects or perhaps some nifty psd action ?

Anyithing similiar might be helpfull ;]

Hi. Yes you can make something like that in After-Effects.

hey

i know i can but it seems to me that AE is a bit overkill for this
so im just wondering if there is something different than ae ;D