Steven Spielberg is one of my favorite directors, because he has the skill to harness the inner child and its' imaginations as he directs. What I also admire him is that he respects animation as much as live action. He produced many animated shows/movies in the 90's (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Land Before Time, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, and so on).
Anyway, here he is talking about the importance of being an animator and for storytelling. I hope it inspires you whether you're animating in Flash, After Effects, or even doing live action for your projects. Enjoy!