Is there a way to search for animated GIFs or PNGs with Google? (Not static GIF or PNG files, but animated files.) I’ve tried with apng but Google does not recognize that filetype and trims it.
In Germany you can do it like this ("Animiert" means "animated"):
You can use advanced image search and select the file type from options.
You can try typing '*.gif' in the search bar (I've found some animated gifs this way)
Ha! Yes we know that, so basically the answer is no, Google can't search for animated GIFs.