There aren’t enough free rigs. Every animator wishes for a more expressive rig, or a character with more appeal. I started a thread in the models forum so that the we can speak directly to the modelers. I’m sure there are plenty of models lying around on external hard-drives that should be animated.
In a show of good faith I posted my thesis characters from 2007 here.
Download them and ROckOut.
Please weigh-in on the modeling forum, but always be courteous to the modelers. It is a huge favor to ask for someones characters, and the animation community needs more free rigs…
If you do something your proud of shoot me a link via PM.
If you use them please give me credit.