Introducing the Animation Painter
The Animation Painter is one of those "Now why didn't we think of this before?" kind of tools. Microsoft has created a tool that works similarly to the Format Painter, which has been around as long as I have been using any Office products.
The Animation Painter will copy all the animation features of an object to; another object, another slide, multiple slides or to another presentation. This is a real time-saver as you do not have to add all these animation properties separately to each object. The added bonus is many fewer mouse clicks.