I hope you have time to check out the recent Animation Mentor podcasts which include commencement speeches by Lee Unkrick and Tim Johnson, as well as "Behind The Scenes of Disney's Talent Development Program".
Lee talks about the challenge of approaching his position as director of Toy Story 3 as a non-animator. More importantly he tells a story that I have been lucky enough to hear twice. He speaks about the quality of the story they tell. Grab a tissue before you hit play, I'll say no more because I don't want to spoil it.
In Tim's speech he talks about his start in animation and giving up the drive to be perfect and allowing flaws.
Finally "Behind The Scenes of Disney's Talent Development Program" is just that. A great sit down with some new members of the program talking about what it's like.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.