I love this guy. Aaron Blaise talks about his history in Animation the animation process and an unfinished project The Legend of Tembo.
Story is central to what you do in Entertainment, whether its games or animation.
If you want to tell a good story go live life.
Drawing is essential even if you do 3D Animation.
Animated films beats live action as it has more work done during pre-production, You get many dress rehearsals before production.