I'm always trying to learn new things and there's so much to learn when it comes to animation and from all the stuff I've come across the absolute BEST learning material for actually doing 3d character animation is the legendary Jeff Lew's training videos which you can get HERE
Jeff is know by the world through his KILLER BEAN films and he's a professional animator by trade... I really liked his Killer Bean Forever feature film as well ^ ^
The training videos are geared towards animating action stuff... you can find lots of training videos on walk cycles or facial animation and other business BUT I hadn't found anything else that was as good for action and overall 3d animation basics as well...
The training videos will be applicable no matter what 3d package your using and Jeff is a really great teacher... you can download all his vids for less than $40 as they are on sale now!
I highly recommend them all! There's free samples too so you can see if their for you.