The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

In this episode, the Bancrofts have their FIRST female interviee: the lovely Victoria Ying! She explains her influences and process of designing characters for many Disney films including “Tangled” and “Frozen”.  Enjoy the Tom’s blah blah and Tony’s wah wah on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast!

Direct download: DesigningaDisneyFilm-TheVictoriaYingInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

Tom and Tony sit down to talk with their friend: animator Andrew Feliciano.   He discusses his early years of schooling, mentorship, paying his dues, his love of 2D animation, transition into CG animation, and his first job at one of the major animation studios.  For those listeners want to become an animator, this is the podcast for you!

 

Direct download: BreakingIntoAnimation-TheAndrewFelicianoInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:50pm CDT

The Bancroft boys sit down and talk about the importance of making goals in your career. Tony introduces the concept of having a Vision Statement for your life. Then, they start picking on each other like 15-year olds. Lots of fun, name calling, and grand, life-changing concepts are discussed on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com and presented by TaughtByAPro.com

Direct download: GoalMaking.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

Podcast #12- Character Design at Pixar- The Daniel Munoz Lopez interview

If you’ve seen any of the recent Pixar “Art of” books then you know  Daniel López-Muñoz.   He is a master character designer and environmental concept artist that has been at Pixar Animation for about 8 years.  The Bancroft Brothers interview Daniel to dig into the subject of character design and what it takes to bring the heat at one of the best animation studios in the world!

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

 

Direct download: CharacterDesignTheDanielLopez-MunozInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com

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