The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
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 CST

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 TaughtByAPro.com sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

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

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 CST

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 CST

The Bancroft Brothers wrangled another coup by getting the chance to interview Pixar director Pete Docter about his newest film, “Inside Out”.  In this interview you’ll hear all about the ups and downs of making a Pixar animated film by the guy that brought you Monster’s Inc. and UP!

Direct download: BBrosDoctor.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Tom and Tony get a rare chance to sit and talk with Disney Animation Legend Eric Goldberg, creator of the Genie in Aladdin and co-director of Pocahontas.  Eric talks about his training with Richard Williams and the masters of Warner Bros. animation and how his 2D animation skills are still being used at Disney today.

Direct download: BBrosGoldbergEdit.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:43pm CST

Podcast #19 - Brad Bird Interview - From Tomorrowland and Back

T and T are honored to have a last-minute interview with live action and animation director Brad Bird, on the cusp of the release of his new Disney film “Tomorrowland”.  Brad talks about his amazing career in animation, his transition into live action films with Cruise, Spielberg, Clooney, and his dream of directing 2D animation again!

Whaaaaat?  Listen and be amazed!

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast sponsored by Stuart Ng Books presented by TaughtByAPro.com

Direct download: BBros_Bird_Edit.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:31pm CST

Tom and Tony talk with great concept artist and art director Armand Serrano, who is possibly the nicest guy in animation!  Armand talks about his early days as a Layout artist in 2D feature films, transitioning to CG concept artwork, freelance juggling, and working for the Major Animation studios from home.

Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast presented by TaughtByAPro.com

Direct download: VisualDevlopment-TheArmandSerranoInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

The Bancroft Brothers welcome talented illustrator/ character designer/ story artist Ovi Nedelcu to the show to discuss his drive and passion at creating his after-hours dream projects in comic books and children’s books.  Great topics like career and life balance, why dream projects are important, the economics of children’s book illustration, and if you need an agent are all discussed in this informative episode.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast is sponsored by Stuart Ng Books presented by TaughtByAPro.com

 

 

Direct download: After_Hours_Dream_Project_-_The_Ovi_Nedelcu_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

The Bancroft Brothers sit down and talk about the early days of Disney Feature Animation, the Nine Old Men, and what it was like being at the studio in the 60s with Disney LEGEND Floyd Norman.  The entertaining and lovable Mr. Fun unloads a wealth of animation history and behind the scenes Disney stories on this episode!

Direct download: ClassicDisneyTheFloydNormanInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:44pm CST