Yep, it's true! Pablo Vazquez has just finished and shipped Venom Labs!, the new training DVD from the Blender Foundation! And guess what? Pablo has uploaded a tiny video introduction and walkthrough of the Blender Institute.
From the Blender e-Shop page:
This DVD covers all aspects to create advanced computer graphics, including modeling, sculpting, shading, lighting, creating fur, cloth simulation, rendering and compositing. Its ten chapters are each devoted to exploring a specific technique. By using one of the famous VenomGFX characters you will be lead step by step through all important tools and settings.
See Pablo's blog post here.