importing animated gif ALWAYS causes toon boom to crash!!!

toon boom studio 8.0 ALWAYS crashes “Toon Boom Animation has stopped working” EVERY TIME I try to import a transparent animated Gif!!! what is wrong and how do I fix???

Animated Gifs might not be supported for import.

Have you tried separating the animated images,
each into their own Gif file - and then importing
these images instead?