The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast (animation)

Bancroft Brothers Podcast #31- The 9 Old Men and Andreas Deja

In this Special episode, the B Boys talk with legendary Disney Animator Andreas Deja about his new book about “The 9 Old Men” of Disney Animation yesteryear.  Find out why he was passionate about making this book, what drove the 9 Old Men, and any animator worth their muster should know who they are!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books
Direct download: AndreasDeja-9OldMenBook.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:42pm CDT

The brothers Bancroft have the honor of hosting Story Artist and Director of “Prince of Egypt” and “Brave”, Brenda Chapman.  Tom and Tony get her to tell great stories of working on early versions of Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid, her legacy with women in animation, and where she’s headed now.

Brenda Chapman is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  She is a writer, animation story artist and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. She co-directed the Disney·Pixar film Brave, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by Stuart Ng Books and presented by


Direct download: TheBrendaChapmanInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

Podcast #29 - Claire Keane Interview -  The Bancroft Bros sit down with the lovely Claire Keane to pick her brain about family, her career at Disney in Visual Development, and leaving Disney to write and illustrate her own children’s books.  Good times ahead in this episode! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

Claire Keane is an illustrator and visual-development artist who worked for many years at Walt Disney Animation Studios. While there, she designed on movies such as Tangled, Enchanted, and Frozen. She studied at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, where she met her husband and part-time collaborator, Vincent Rogozyk. Claire is the daughter of legendary animator Glen Keane and granddaughter of Bil Keane, creator of the comic strip “The Family Circus”.


Direct download: BBrosClaireKeaneEpisode.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

Podcast #28 - Getting a JOB as an Animator

In this informative podcast, the Bancroft Brothers sit down with long time friend and 2D animator turned CG animator, Ted Ty, to discuss how you actually get a job as an animator these days.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books



Direct download: BBros20Ted20Ty20Episode20-20128kbs.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #27 - The Sergio Pablos Interview - Making Animation at Large and Small Studios.   Some have hailed Sergio Pablos as the savior of 2D animation with his new film “Klaus”.  The Bancroft Brothers dig deep to find out more about Sergio and his goals and passions.


Direct download: TheSergioPablosInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

The Los Hermanos Bancrofts talk to the lovely and talented Terryl Whitlatch about designing creatures for the Star Wars films, her pal “George”, her childhood love of biology and archeology, and all the book projects she has dropping.
Direct download: CreatureDesignTheTerrylWhitlatchInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT

Failures, Flubs and Frustrations - Dealing with the down times in your art career.  In this episode of the animation podcast, The Bancroft Brothers talk about the thing most of us don’t want to talk about: Our Failures.  This episode is all about things we can do to recover from those times when things don’t go as planned in our careers - because it will happen - and often.
Direct download: Failures_EDIT.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 3:34pm CDT

In this special episode Tom and Tony Bancroft review the animated films of 2015 - the ones that have already come out and those that are still on the way!  Plus, they get into name calling over their split feelings about “Inside Out” and the upcoming “Peanuts” film!

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast presented by sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

Direct download: Summer_2015_Animation_Update.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

The animator twins hit San Diego Comic Con!  In this episode, Tom and Tony surprise a bunch of top comic book, animation, and illustration artists with 3 questions.  Wisdom, humor, and name-dropping abound!

Direct download: BBros_SDCC.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:33pm CDT

If you think of great traditional animation created over the last decade, you will no doubt be thinking of at least one character animated by Disney Animator Andreas Deja!  Tom and Tony get Andreas to open up about animation approaches, character development and his exciting new personal project - the animated short “Mushka”!

Direct download: AndreasDejaInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:10am CDT