Getting Started

I currently need help getting started with animation. Does anyone one know what will i need, or basic knowledge of? Thx you for ur help if u can

Gibson,
Not necessarily in this order:

http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/BSoD/Introduction_to_Character_Animation
http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/BSoD/Introduction_to_Rigging
http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Your_First_Animation_in_30_plus_30_Minutes_Part_I

Best of Luck!!