The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

In this episode, Tony, sans Tom, sits down in the home office of Simon Otto, the Head of Character Animation on all three of Dreamworks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon movies. Simon shares how he was first “drawn” to animation as a child in Switzerland and made his way to work for Dreamworks, first as a 2d animator and then making the change to CG animation. From working on Dreamworks first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt to the most recent Dragon film, Simon is one of DW Animation's oldest employees. You think he has a few insights on this animation mega studio? Well, listen up and hear for yourself.

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

Direct download: 127_Simon_Otto.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 12:22am CDT

In this episode, Tom spends some time chatting with Tony… but not that Tony! Tom goes solo and interviews layout artist and instructor Tony Tarantini about the Canadian Animation industry and the history of the Sheridan College animation program! Oooo Canada, this is a good one!

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Direct download: 126_-_Canadian_Animation_Industry.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

In this extended edition, Tom is in Italy so Tony is solo as he digs in with long-time friend Matt Williames about his career (Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Adam and Dog, Mary Poppins Returns, Klaus) and constant love of 2D animation. What are the limits an animator will go for his love of the medium? How about turning down CG animation work and almost starving while waiting on the “right” project! Oh yeah, Matt’s been there! Let’s hear it for the OG Hand Drawn Nomad!

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

Direct download: 125_Matt_Williames_regular_1.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:21am CDT

In this episode, Tom plays lone wolf while Tony is in Italy! He asks his Instagram followers their burning questions about the business side of being an artist today - how do you charge for your art, should you go to art school, and how do I know if I’m good enough to make it? Tom tells all.

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

Direct download: 124_v2_regular_edition_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:47pm CDT

In this episode, Tony goes it alone while in Italy for ETNA Comic Con with special guests Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park. This man and wife team literally helped design Sony’s Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. Shiyoon as the lead character designer and Jihyun as storyboard artist. Besides Spidey action, hear how young love budded in college, how Shiyoon proposed and how they had a baby while Spider working! This is like an Anime romance! Bam, Bap, Pow! Let’s listen now!

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

Direct download: 123_Designing_SpiderVerseFinal.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:17am CDT

In this episode the twins interview friend Ken Duncan, creator of Disney heroines like Meg from Hercules and Jane from Tarzan. Since then, he’s started Duncan Studio and has worked on many films and projects, including creating the animation sequence for Mary Poppins Returns! Hang on for an animated discussion!

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

Direct download: 122_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 2:15pm CDT

Finally! In this episode, the Bancroft brothers interview the one that started it all - their mother! Cori Crismon tells some embarrassing stories and gives her thoughts on supporting an artist child - or children, in this case!

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

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Direct download: 121_Mothers_Day_Final2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:37am CDT

Tom and Tony have a casual but deep conversation about the pros and cons of being an introvert or an extrovert artist. Also, Bancroft Daughter, Caitlin, is a surprise intro guest! Dig deep with the Bancrofts as they do a Mental Attitude Hash It Out!

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

 

Direct download: 20_Mental_Hash_final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:37pm CDT

In this episode, The Bancroft Brothers are recording from Laika Animation studios in Portland to talk with Chris Butler, writer and director of the stop motion film “The Missing Link”, in theaters now! Find out how we would never have had the wonder that is “the Missing Link” without Tarzan 2 and some of the other Disney sequels!

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

Direct download: 119_Missing_Link_Final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:40am CDT

In this episode Tom and Tony talk to their amazing concept artist friend Bobby Chiu. Find out what drives Bobby to be the best he can be in all of his different businesses: online teaching through Schoolism.com, his Imaginism concept studio, publishing and more! Best yet, he tells the brothers all about his newest creation: Lightbox Expo! And - they get an announcement or two out of him!

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

Hear the extended version on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/25543159

Direct download: 118_Lightbox_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:09pm CDT

The Bancroft’s welcome Goro Fujita to the show as they talk all things virtual reality. Goro co-created the Quill VR animation and drawing software that is now owned by Facebook. Find out why he says that 2d animators are going to be more needed than ever in the world of VR animation. So- Hold tight for another episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.

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Direct download: Quill_VR_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 11:29pm CDT

With the Academy Awards looming, the Bancroft bros interview Andrew Chesworth, co-director of the animated short "One Small Step". Hear of his love of 2D animation, how he switched to CG animation, and rose to the top as a Disney animator only to leave it to start Taiko animation studio with his partners! What drives a man to leave a dream job? Find out on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast!

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

See the extended edition on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24873078

 

Direct download: 116_Andrew_Chesworth_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

Hang on as the animation twins get together for a casual talk about the animation shorts and features that are nominated for the 2019 Academy awards, reference Glen Keane and Spiderverse somehow, announce a new animation project for 2019 they are doing together, and generally act childish - all on this special Oscars episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast!

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

Direct download: 115_Hash_It_Out_Oscars_Final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:16pm CDT

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk to friend and viral YouTuber Brian Hull. Brian is a voice performer of many Disney tribute songs sung in the voices of over 50 Disney characters. He discusses his overnight fame and how he is segueing it into real voice acting work for Disney and others!

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

Direct download: 114_Voices_regular_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

The Bancroft Brothers speak with fantastic stop motion animator Rachelle Lambden. She opens up about the inner workings of LAIKA studios and working on films like Frankenweenie, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming Missing Link. Sit back as we analyze her life one frame at a time.

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

Direct download: 113_Stop_Motion_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:39am CDT

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