The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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.  

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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 podcasts link


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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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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!  

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Category:animation -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT

The Bancroft Bros discuss their careers, Mom’s Sex Talk, Dreamwork’s Animation, the future of 2D animation, and Glen Keane’s “DUET” animated short for Google, and Q and A.  In addition, they announce the exciting upcoming Taught By A Pro ProWeekend seminar

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Category:animation -- posted at: 8:41am CDT