Creating Animated Gifs in Illustrator?

In PS if you have a layered file, you can create an animated gif via SAVE FOR WEB AND DEVICES.
But it seems you can only create static gifs via SAVE FOR WEB AND DEVICES in Illustrator from layered files.
Please! Say that ain't so - that I'm missing some small detail that will allow me to do this same thing from Illustrator!!!!
Many thanks in advance!

Thanks so much Scott,
You break my heart! ;(
Going via PS is tons of extra work. Uneccessary work! What happens is that for some strange reason, the layers come into PS weird. the icon for EACH layer is a folder AND a subfolder. So they have be flattened one by one and THEN turned into frames in the animation layer AND THEN saved as a gif. So what's perplexing me - is seeing the same SAVE FOR WEB AND DEVICE dialog box in Illustratore - yet it only saves static gifs.
Is it really true that i have to go through all these extra steps? Yikes! I wonder why Adobe would do that, and yet go through all the trouble to let you export swf's. It seems so very poorly planned by Adobe that i keep hoping someone will tell me I'm missing something - and that there's a way to do this from Illustrator.
But thank you so much for your help. I really do appreciate it.

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