Before I get started, I know what you're going to say: "now Becky, calm down, we don't even have proper pinyin support yet". I know, I know. But nevertheless...
Hanzi Writer has amazingly beautiful animated drawings of Chinese Characters. Just... wow! It's so pretty.
It's under the MIT License allowing for commercial usage.
Even if we managed to get a small proportion of that working here, that'd still be fairly amazing, I think. Chess.SE has a chess board (see also their meta post), so it's not totally without precedent.
Question: What are the chances of supporting Hanzi Writer animated characters?
Maybe other users have other suggestions, or reasonable alternatives. I don't think I've seen anything as clean as Hanzi Writer previously, however.