New to blender

I am new to the forums and I joined because I became interested in blender. One of the main things that got me interested was it’s ability to do 2d animation. Dont get me wrong, i am interested in the 3d stuff as well, it’s just 2d appeals a bit more to me. How would I start off doing 2d projects in blender? And also, does blender have the ability to possibly edit video and import music to add to the projects? A am using Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 and blender version 2.41.

I’m not sure if Blender is the easiest way to do 2D animation. Maybe you should take a look at Synfig and ToonLab, which are specifically made for 2D animation.