Animated tiles and other things

I'm putting this post in community chat because it's not a specific coding issue just more of a what do you think should do type question.

I have all but finished my map editor I have been working on for some time now.

I have three layers. Collision (The tiles you can stand on, walls etc), Danger (Things like spikes, water, anything that will kill you), Decor (Noninteractive variable background elements like bushes, trees, stones etc).

Now I would like to introduce titles that require animation but not interactive. I understand there may be a way to do this via animated tiles.

Is this a thing or is it just a case of pokeing each tile out when it needs to be changed or is there a "proper" way to do this.