The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

In this podcast, the Bancroft Bros sit down with the uber hot Disney Head of Story to discuss his back to back hits: “FROZEN” and “Big Hero 6”.  Paul talks about what elements make a good story and some of the challenges he’s faced in his career!

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This episode is sponsored by Stuart Ng Books. Stuart Ng Books is a favorite destination for artists in the entertainment industry.

 

We are an art book store focusing solely in the areas of Illustration, Animation, and Comic Art. 

Stuart Ng Books carries a distinctive selection of sketchbooks by animators and comic book artists. Hard to find outside of conventions, they acquire their sketchbooks directly from the artists and ship them worldwide.

Direct download: ThePaulBriggsInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:25pm CDT

The Brothers Bancroft discuss the ever-hard subject of finding “balance” in your artistic career.  Family, bills, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, and artistic competition are all discussed.  How do you KEEP being your best with everything/everyone taking your time?   This is a great podcast subject for the New Year!

Direct download: FindingArtisticBalance.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:16pm CDT

Rob Minkoff, co-director of The Lion King, and director of many live action and animated films talks with the Bancroft Boys about the business of making animated films.  Hang on, a bumpy ride is headed your way!

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Direct download: TheBuisnessofAnimation.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

Podcast #8 – The Glen Keane Interview

This is the BIG ONE!  The Bancroft Brothers are honored to sit down with Glen Keane the legendary creator of Ariel, Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan among others!   In the 70s, Glen came to Disney animation as the torch was passed from the Nine Old Men - and for the last 40 years he ran with it like no other! We discuss his newest short, "Duet", where he came from, what he's doing now and where he's headed- and even answer some of your questions!  Hold on TIGHT!

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Direct download: The_Glen_Keane_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 11:01am CDT

In this episode Los Hermanos Bancroft discuss the art of Pitching your TV and Film concepts to animation studios.  Joining them is the uber talented creator Doug TenNapel.  As the creator of the video game character “Earthworm Jim”, the animated TV show “Catscratch”, the new “VeggieTales in the House” series, and numerous graphic novels - Doug knows the topic well!

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Direct download: PitchingforAnimation.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 1:17pm CDT

The Bancroft Brothers discuss the ins and outs of being an animator in 2D and in CG. Tom starts by outlining what animation is in its most basic form. Tony adds about the difference between "movement" and "performance" and they both go on to discuss "on the job" examples that were turning points in their animation careers as well as animators that influenced them.

Also, more Q and A from our listeners! But, you really want to stay tuned to the end, where the Bancroft Brothers talk about Tony's experience at an early premiere of Disney's new movie "Big Hero Six" that he attended and his spoiler-free review.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is brought to you by Taught By A Pro.

 

Direct download: TheJobofBeinganAnimator.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

Tom and Tony get real with the uniquely talented Travis Knight, head animator AND CEO of Laika Animation Studios!   They said no one could create a thriving, independent animation studio creating Stop Motion animation outside of Hollywood- but former rapper and male model Travis Knight isn’t just ANYONE.   With their just released third film, “The Boxtrolls” , an instant hit already, the Deuce Bancroft Bros find out how they do that magic they do.  

Direct download: BancroftBrosTheTravisKnight_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:28am CDT

The Bancroft Brothers get into the subject of crowdfunding your artistic dream project.  They discuss the pros and cons of running a crowdfunding project on either Kickstarter or Indiegogo.  Then, they call up their Disney animator veteran friend, Jamie Lopez, to discuss his ultra-successful Indiegogo crowdfunded 2d animated shorts project “Hullabaloo”. For more episodes of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast see the TaughtByAPro.com podcasts link

 

Direct download: BancroftBrosFundingYourDreamEpisode4.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

The Bancroft Brothers are honored to have the legendary Disney Animation and live action producer Don Hahn on the show.  Don has been in the film industry for 37 years with films he’s produced ranging from great animated films like “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Emperor’s New Groove” to live action documentaries “Waking Sleeping Beauty”, “Oceans”, and “Chimpanzee” – stop motion films with Tim Burton like “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Frankenweenie” to new live action films like “Maleficent”.

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Direct download: BancroftBrothersPodcasDonHahn.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:20pm CDT

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk with their animation buddy, Aaron Blaise.  The three discuss their mutual days at Disney Animation, many challenges while climbing the animation ladder, his painting career, being chosen as director for the Disney film, "Brother Bear", as well as the joys of "Life after Disney".  Stay tuned for some great insights on how to live the "independent artist" life!  

Direct download: Bancroft_Brothers_Podcast_Episode_002.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT