MessageBay, Inc.s VoiceAnimations.com has added a text-to-speech feature to its lip-synching animation Website. The new feature allows Web surfers to create Personal Puppetgram e-mails by typing in the text instead of having to use a microphone to add the voices. Visitors can even control the speed, pitch, accent and gender of the selected voice. Then using the VoiceAnimations plug-in, the text is lip-synched to a variety of different animated characters. "Naturally, its fun to receive a talking puppet from VoiceAnimations.com," said MessageBay CEO Jon Louis, "but its even more fun creating one. Now you can talk or type, and instantly create a lip-synched animation in real-time." MessageBay Inc. is one of the largest voice messaging ASPs on the Net. If artists or animators are interested in having their characters turned into Puppetgram characters contact MessageBay at firstname.lastname@example.org.