There's this webcomic that I started to frequently read, called Daily Dinosaur Comics. They use minimalist art (the same six panels for every comic), but the writing is just AWESOME.
This one I thought was an interesting topic; not only because it applied to animation, but because...well, it's a nice overview on how humans view 'perfection.'
Also, I highly recommend you wiki the term 'uncanny valley'....
Interesting stuff. :3