It would be really helpful to have a photo set in Video Scribe that was just static images of the gif images. That way I could have the hand draw a static image and then just let the gif play. Is this something that would be possible to add in?
One way you could do this is open the GIF in an image editing software such as Inkscape and export the first frame of the GIF as an image of it's own. Then in your scribe you can draw the image with the hand and then have the GIF appear on top instantly and play. This should create the effect you are looking for.