copy / duplicate animation on seperate layers

I have several different objects (very much similar) on different drawing layers which I wish to animate in a similar fashion…

all five will move across the screen and stop

is there a method which will allow me to animate one and copy and past the motion (animation) on others?

Well I’d recommend adding a Peg layer, which is an empty layer that contains position, rotation, and scale information. Do the animation on the Peg layer, then you can drag all the drawings so that they are all children of the same peg.