GIF animations from SD card on a LED matrix


I am making a matrix of SK6805 micro neopixels. Its for the eyes of a big mask to be worn by a rapper on stage.

My dream is to be able to load gif animations on a SD card and display them on the matrix.

I have looked at the adafruit smartmatrix hardware but it is aimed at hub75 led panels. I have seen some mention of it being adaptable to APA102 compatible LEDs but I have no confirmation, and also no confirmation that SK6805 are “compatible”.

So far I am thinking teensy+smartmatrix, does that sound feasible? Has anyone got experience loading GIF animations from a SD card and displaying them?

Thanks for any input…