I live in Vancouver, and was looking into Think Tank (tttc.ca) - I'm not sure about what to do though!
Think Tank - I visited it last summer, it's a great environment. The program is a year, and teaches all of the basics, then lets you specialize in something specific (in this case, animation).
Animation Mentor - has a similar mentor program to Think Tank, but these guys are from a lot of great companies. The animation reels from AM seem much better - I love the way their characters move, and the program is a year and a half of JUST animation. That's it. I like that.
Now, the problem is that Animation Mentor is in the USA, so in theory, I would be gaining contacts and networking with people in a country that it isn't easy for Canadians to work in. However, if I was able to work down there, a lot of the companies are amazing, where Vancouver seems to have smaller studios, or smaller versions of the bigger companies.
So - do I learn, theoretically, more about animation in a longer time for less money, at the cost of making real contacts in the city I live in? I mean, I'm sure a reel could speak for itself if its good enough, but there's a lot to be said about getting your foot in the door. Am I missing out on that much by doing an online school vs the real experience of meeting people in real life?