Saving anim keys?

Ok, nuther question Im hoping will be quick.
Once I have this animation done is there a way I can say the keys and apply it to a similar figure later?

umm, you can copy/paste IPO-curves (see those up/down arrows in the IPO window?). but i don’t know any way of easily copying/pasting lots of animated channels form one object to another, or even whole object sets (like a character)