You can possibly create animated cursors (.ani) from basic cursors (.cur) using some graphics editors or dedicated cursor making software. However you will need more than one .cur files if you really going to create animated cursors. This is because animated cursors is basically several pictures shown in a sequence to create a simple animation, much like animated GIFs. A single .cur file is not enough for new animated cursor.
Convert Windows cursor file to Animated cursor.
We have found 4 software records in our database eligible for .cur to .ani file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert cur to ani on Windows
A mouse cursor authoring tool for Windows
Convert from cur file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned cur to ani. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A cursor editing and conversion utility
A graphical art and design software
A 3D CAD translation softwate