I keep seeing several animators state you don't need to know how to draw in order to animate. This always baffles me. How is that possible? I know drawing is a skill that can be developed, but doesn't talent and the ability to draw count for anything when it comes to animating? I can't imagine any animator not knowing how to draw. I mean, essentially, animation is just a compilation of drawings. If someone couldn't draw for their life and wanted to go into animation, I'd imagine their films ending up as scribbly lines and terribly dis-proportioned figures.
In my opinion, I think having a knowledge of art and design and being able to actually execute that knowledge is a really crucial part of being an animator, but I keep reading the contrary. Am I crazy? What do you guys think?