Just a quick recommendation to follow the blog of animation god John Kricfalusi - the man behind Ren and Stimpy.
His cartoon 'school' - http://johnkcurriculum.blogspot.co.uk/
He recently produced a great opening couch sequence for The Simpsons - thus ending the most bitter 90's feud since Robbie left Take That. Currently he's working on a Kickstarted animation of his own creation, and is often posting snippets from production. If any of you know how to use ToonBoom software he's even letting people have a stab at inking some of the characters for the animation. I really enjoy reading the nuggets of advice he shares (and he shares a lot!) and is famously passionate about the art and science of animation. Of course as you'd expect, he's also very funny and slightly sardonic! Happy reading!