Start Menu animation is a free utility which will add an animation effect to Windows 7 start menu or Vista start menu, after installing this utility click start orb, instead of the start menu just popping up, it will now open with a slow animation effect. [ as illustrated in the image below ]
This is a simple portable program, it does not require installation so just download the programs archive, extract and run it, you will see the start menu animation in action.
Note: If you face any problems with your animation, just Delete the created folder Cache_***x*** and restart the program.
Download Start Menu Animation for Windows 7 and Vista Start Menu