Ok, I was just over at PIXAR in Emeryville with my friend that works in the animation dept. He gave me this link to this site of a rare interview of Brad Bird that was recorded and broadcasted around the studio pre- "Ratatouille".
THIS IS GOLD!!! Being an animator myself I consider this to be a great source into the mind of one of the great Animators of our time, Brad Bird! An interview by Animators For Animators! You have to listen to this whether you're a student, animator, professor, whoever!
*Brad talks about his experience working with Disney's 9 old men.
*Traditional animation vs. 3D animation
*Tips to make your animations stand out .
*And what makes a great animator.
Check it out! enjoy.