The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

In this episode, the Bancrofts get into part 2 of an interview with legendary Disney and Don Bluth Productions Animator John Pomeroy.  They ask John the challenging questions like how he  walked out of his Disney dream job, taking 15 artists with him and his reasons for returning years later to create characters like John Smith and Milo Thatch.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Podcast_108_Pomeroy_Regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:46pm CST

In this episode, Tony goes solo and interviews legendary creator Butch Hartman Of “Danny Phantom” and “The Fairly Odd Parents” fame.  Butch opens up to Tony’s animation students at a special event at Azusa Pacific University about his faith, pitching projects, and why he left Nickelodeon after 20 years.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: bbros_hartman_108_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:23am CST

In this episode, the Bancroft twins enjoy a moment to talk all things animation, announce their CTN panels and discuss why you want to build your own “tribe” of online supporters!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: BBros_107_v3.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Finally, the Bancroft Brothers interview one of their top ten wants for the podcast, the legendary animator, James Baxter. Find out what one of the top five animators in the world did at the beginning of his career that set him on a lifelong path of animation success. In addition, learn what movie James wishes he could do over.  And, hear how James was lured away from Disney by Katzenberg and Spielberg. This and lots more on this amazing podcast.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Podcast_105_FINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:57pm CST

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Bros that knows talk to their good friend and artist Sean “Cheeks” Galloway about his unique comic books meet animation style of character design.  They also discuss how he broke into the animation industry almost overnight - creating the character designs for the animated Hellboy and SpiderMan series.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

 

Direct download: 104_FINAL1_Sean_Podcast_TT_mixdown6.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

In this special episode, Tom and Tony are joined by some of their Patreon Patrons who pepper the pair with a plethora of pertinent professional and personal questions! Various subjects include juggling projects, mentorship, 2-D animation, of course, their faith and a whole lot more!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com 

Direct download: The_Patreon_Patrons_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

Legendary Disney and Bluth animator John Pomeroy joins Tom and Tony on this episode! Of course, you will hear about his career in animation but John is an amazing painter! He talks about a new children’s book he illustrated called “Walt's Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney”. Get to know Walt like never before, plus this book comes alive with original paintings by John!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

Use coupon code bancroft2018 to receive 15% off everything from GalleryNucleus.com except original art (coupon expires 11/1/18)

Direct download: The_John_Pomeroy_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

Tom and Tony hash out developing projects! They discuss ideation, creation, funding, distribution, and more… Real-world examples of how to turn that dream into reality! Some of their results may not always be what you want, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Learn from their experiences in this episode!  

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

 

Direct download: 101_Hash_It_Out_-_Development.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

It’s the 100th episode!! For this historic occasion, Tom and Tony are joined by Disney legend Mark Henn for a live show in front of their animation classes at Lipsomb in Tennessee and Azusa-Pacific in California! The Brothers allow Mark to do the teaching on this episode, and even have a Q&A exclusively for the Patreon sponsors! Join us for this amazing event!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

Direct download: 100th_Episode_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 12:40am CST

It’s a triple threat of names that begin with “T” as Tom and Tony are joined by Tim Hodge to reminisce about their time on “Mulan”! Tim worked in story on the film, so hear how ideas were formed, storyboards were created, and what ended up in the film, or on the cutting room floor! It’s a behind the scenes look to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books at & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Mulan_Anniversary_Episode_with_Tim_Hodge_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony take some time to answer their most frequently asked questions. They tackle subjects that include networking, portfolios, charging for your work, and a lot more!   Also, hear about a special project Tony is working on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books at https://stuartngbooks.com/ & SketchWallet at
https://www.sketchwallet.com/

Direct download: Hash_It_Out_-_QA_With_Tom_and_Tony.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

In this episode Tom and Tony welcome Natalie Nourigat! Hear her inspiring story of commitment and drive to be the best artist she could be and finally landing her dream job working on story for Disney! And, one more thing! Natalie is offering an exclusive gift to the listeners of this podcast – a FREE copy of her comic “I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation”. Go to her website at natalienourigat.com and use the coupon code ‘Bancroft’ at check out! Offer expires one week after we post the podcast.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: The_Natalie_Nourigat_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:04pm CST

You’ve heard these words before: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work. Hear how Aaron Hartline conquered all of this to land his dream job at Pixar! From artist, to animator, to author, Tom and Tony dive into Aaron’s story and discuss his new book “Box Meets Circle”!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: EDITED_The_Aaron_Hartline_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:33pm CST

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the twins step back in time a little bit as this episode was recorded at CTN Animation Expo 2017. Join Tom (minus Tony) as he hosts a panel at CTN with Jake Parker, Pernille Ørum, and Elena and Olivia Ceballos. They discuss social media, what to post, how much to post, and a lot more!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: Branding_Your_Art_Panel_at_CTN_2017.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:59pm CST

Think you can’t have a mentor because you don’t know anyone near you? Think you can’t get your project done because you don’t have the relationships? Well, think again! Tom and Tony welcome Bobby Beck to the podcast to talk about virtual mentoring and virtual studios! Bobby uses technology to bring people together – sometimes resulting in a love connection! Learn all about that, and more, in this episode!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: Virtual_Studios_with_Bobby_Beck.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

In this episode, Tom and Tony spend time with Bobby Pontillas! Hear how Booby came out of school wanting to be a hand drawn animator during the time CG was taking over! But, he overcame that and has become a CG animator on some the biggest hits of the last few years. Also, learn the art of interviewing the interviewers as Bobby takes over the podcast!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

 

 

Direct download: The_Bobby_Pontillas_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:44am CST

Just in time for the Academy Awards, Tom and Tony Bancroft talk with Nora Twomey from Cartoon Saloon in Ireland! Nora is the co-director of "The Secret of the Kells" and director of the Oscar-nominated animated movie "The Breadwinner"! Join them as they discuss the movie and the other amazing work this studio is doing!

Direct download: TheNoraTwomeyInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:06am CST

Join Tony (without Tom) as he talks with Nick Park of Aardman Studios about their new film "Early Man", followed by a two-fer with Animation Directors Merlin Crossingham and Will Becher! They talk history, techniques, and Wallace and Gromit, of course! All that, and more, on this bonus episode!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

 

Direct download: Nick_Park_on_Early_Man.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:52pm CST

Meet the woman behind "The Animated Life" on Instagram, Amanda MacFarlane! See how she started drawing without any formal training, and just a book of Norman Rockwell paintings, to go on and amass 200,000 followers on Instagram and a professional portfolio - all while being a stay-at-home mom of 3! This is one amazing story!

Direct download: The_Amanda_MacFarlane_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:22pm CST

Join the Bancroft Brothers as they talk with the executive producer of the Tangled TV series, Chris Sonnenburg! Hear his journey from CalArts to producer along with the most epic Glen Keane story on the podcast yet!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

 

Direct download: The_Chris_Sonnenburg_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:01pm CST

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