INSPIRE TUTORIAL REVIEW #002
This one's an oldy, but a goody. If you haven't heard of it (and you should have) It's a character creation from the ground up, concepts, modelling, texturing, rigging and animating too. Step by step, very in depth and easy to follow. The only issue is that it was made with a fairly ancient version of 3DS Max so some of the features are named differently or found in different places.
I give it 8/10, definately worth a shot particually if you're somewhat new to Max.