Hehe love classic cartoony stories
Not a bad try, the torso feels fine but i feel the arms face and neck could do with a little more definition.
The model is good the feet and legs seem a little squared and im struggling to imagine what the legs would look like under it.
In terms of animation schools its hard to say, what do you want to do. Character animation, compositing, modelling, rigging, vfx? Where are you in the world?
If you know what you want to end up doing just focus in that one area and become fantastic at it, dont try and be a modeller, texture artist, vfx artist, character animator, rigger all at once.