I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but since it has to do with learning animation, here goes:
iAnimate is a new online 3d animation school, which might be interesting to anyone thinking about getting into AnimationMentor, or a similar online school. I like the fact that the guys behind Dreamworks (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon) have decided to start their own online school that is actually quite affordable. Their goal is to train their students to production level - at least that’s what they say. They only allow max 120 students per semester. Although they use Maya first, any software you want to use for animating is allowed - including Blender !
Still will take you almost two years! Or, if you have experience and a reel, they will allow you to skip a couple of semesters. No student work yet, since they are just starting up.