Using Gifs for sprites

I want to try to make a topdown 2D spritebased 8BIT game, but I used .gif files for the characters. Is there a way to make them be moving at some times and stationary others, and how would I use their animations in a game?

UE4 don’t support engine support gifs and it’s animations in that matter, you need to make a texture which has all frames in grid and then use material to animate it by manipulating UV map (sampling specific part of the grid in specific time), or use Paper2D flipbook (it seems you need to make frames in to seperate textures in this case):

Thank you! I will mark as resolved as soon as possible, when my iPad stops glitching.