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Actually, doing the video would be a good way to handle the animation. It could be done with stills, or with video. I'd probably use stills, unless you also wish to record, say a hand moving a piece, then video.
As for the pop-ups, and text overlays, the Titler will all you to do that. If you want "text balloons," or similar, you can create these in Titler, PS or AI, or get many as free downloads from the Internet. You can use these over and over, and just have a "text only" Title, that will change, as is needed, to overlay each.
PrPro will allow you to animate these pop-ups with Effect>Motion>Position and Effect>Motion>Scale, and these can be Keyframed to do what you want, when you want it.
I don't have a whole lot of cross-application experience, but are you saying I could create text boxes and the like within Illustrator and then import them into Premiere and stick them in their own layer? That'd be nice.
For the artwork, like the Pop-ups, and the like, I would create those in either AI, or Photoshop. Not really much difference in the creation stage. Though PrPro will Import AI files, I personally find that things are better, if one were to do it this way: Create the "speech" or "thought bubbles" in AI, bring them into PS for use in a New Image, using one of the Video Presets, like NTSC 720x480 Standard 4:3 with a PAR = 0.9. Then, Save_As .PSD for Import into PrPro.
Now, you've got your video,or your stills on the Timeline on Video Track 1. Drag this "speech bubble" .PSD to where you want it on Video Track 2. For the text inside that bubble, just do a new Title in PrPro. You can check the Show Video, so you can position and size your text, as is necessary.
For regular Titles, just create those in Titler right in PrPro. You can place these on Video Track 2, if you want them to appear "on" your video, or still, or just cut them into Video Track 1, if you want them to completely replace the footage on that Track.
Effect>Motion>Position and Effect>Motion>Scale can be used to animate the Titles (either the Pop-ups, or the full Titles) with Keyframes, and you can animate other Effects, as well. I could see Gaussian Blur being used in the case of the Pop-ups, so that they go from totally blurred to sharp, along with their movement and possibly Scale.