You weren't totally informed correctly. You won't have to take some transferrable liberal arts courses and maybe can get out of a few foundation courses. Calarts frankly isn't the best place to be a transfer student because of their rigid "guild like" approach to courses that have lots of prerequisites.
You should consider Ringlings, Pratt, RIT, SVA, AAU, SCAD, Leguna College of Art and others. Don't believe all the "negative Press" about AAU. You should check out the place itself because they do have a very decent rating for animation by 3d World Magazine.