Here's a link to the OpenGL project website:
Over the next couple of days I'll write up some sample animation code using glut.
For all you Debian users, installing "freeglut3-dev" will get you the OpenGL C header files. Including <GL/glut.h> will include glut.h as well as its dependencies glu.h, and gl.h.
It looks like "python-opengl" and "python-gtkglext1" are the packages you'll want in order to get started for GL programming in python.