You have to make some changes to the render globals. It is one of the first (if not the first) option there.
I haven't gotten to animation yet, but I think you just need to change one of the settings there.
Frame/animation extention: From single frameto one of the other options.
Unless you render out as an AVI file, you should set the frame padding to 2 if you render out a set of frames with xx numbers, like 01-10 or 01-99.
Frame padding 3 for an anim. with the lenght of 001-100 or 001-999 frames.
There are also option for the file format.
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