The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
The Bancroft Brothers go back to the "well" in this follow up to one of our most popular podcast subjects: Telling some stories about when we were at Disney in the 90s to 2000s.  In this episode, Tom finally tells his "Wedding story" that almost ended his marriage before it started and all of it was planned by Tony and the Disney crew!  Stay till the end when the brothers share their favorite Glen Keane moments too!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:53pm PDT

The Bancroft Brothers celebrate their 200th episode with special guest, yes, The Little Mermaid herself; Jodi Benson! We dive under the sea to reminisce about the Disney film, all things childcare and Glen Keane (we said it). This one has it all!
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am PDT

The Bancroft Bros talk with good friend Bobby Chiu about the upcoming LIVE “Lightbox Expo” and how it all started. Bobby is a self-made success story with multiple companies all formed around teaching the next generation of concept artists!  Listen and learn! 

 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:49am PDT

Ok, let’s get into it: NFT’s! The BBros discuss the controversy that is the NFT marketplace. Is it a great new business option for artists? We speak with Gal Yosef an artist who’s life was dramatically changed 2 years ago all because of his art being sold as NFTs. Yosef breaks down the most important elements to success in NFTs and makes sense of it all for the artist.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:22am PDT

In this Episode, The Bancroft’s talk to old Disney pal and Director of many Disney sequels and projects.  Well, actually he talks and the Bancroft’s listen to one inspiring story after another of beating all the odds to make his dream of working for Disney come true!  

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:51am PDT

By popular demand of our five listeners, this episode is part 2 of the two part series, “The Business of Animation!”  In this episode we discuss pricing, job titles, and much more!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

This week the Brothers discuss the Business of Animation in the 1st of a 2 part series. 
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Category:animation -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Did you know that the hugely popular Veggietales was the FIRST computer animated series?  In this podcast, hear from Veggitales creator Phil Vischer about how he created his revolutionary series about Christian vegetables, it's rise to success and how he lost it.  Also, some amazing early computer animation history- all in this fun, live episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

Academy Award nominated director and co-creators Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez join the Bancroft twins to discuss their “Best Animated Short film”, Windshield Wiper.  It’s a story of passion that lasted 7 years in the making!  Listen to two innovators discuss how they stayed focused inbetween creating Hollywood hit films to create a masterpiece that may go all the way!  

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Category:animation -- posted at: 7:31am PDT

The Bancroft Brothers will be together again after over 30 years of living apart!  Why is Tony leaving California, the heart of the animation industry, after all these years?  Retirement?  Nope! Listen on and find out his reasons for making this huge decision!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

Guests Carrena Kingdom, Mary Ann Malcom, and Justin Rasch join us for our live panel with Blizzard Entertainment.
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Category:animation -- posted at: 4:30am PDT

Where do you go if you were a Pixar animator, animated and directed for Tonko House and now produce Academy-nominated short films like last years, Opera and this years VR short Namoo (fingers crossed)? Well, The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast of course! The BBros sit down with the ever creative Erick Oh and talk about his ambitions for storytelling and animation, his new VR short with Baobab Studios and how he spent researching and animating a curious octopus named Hank! Oh, it gets real up in here!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In this fun episode, the Bancroft Bros talk to the two director’s of Disney’s “Encanto”, Byron Howard and Jared Bush.   Find out how the film evolved from early concepts to the entertaining film that it is!  Watch it on Disney+ or at theaters first! Some minor spoilers ahead!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 8:13am PDT

The Bancroft Brothers sit down to discuss the new HULU "Animaniacs" series with the Supervising Character Designer Genevieve Tsai and Animation director Scott O'Brien! It was a fun talk about all things geeky 2d Animation, retaining the look of the original 90s hit series, and where things might be headed next for these two amazing creators! 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 5:51am PDT

Animation pro, Scott Wiser joins the Bancroft Bros (well, Just Tom this time) to discuss creating story pitches to sell to Hollywood.  Scott discusses the challenge he took on to create a library of pitches in a short time and how he then took them out to potential investors and studios.

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Category:animation -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

When you have the legendary Chris Sanders-the director and creator of “Lilo and Stitch”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “The Croods” and many more- on your podcast- what do you ask him?  If you’re Tom and Tony Bancroft, you dig deep and get behind the scenes info on all of these historic films! Listen to this one, you won’t regret it! 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

Tom and Tony have another great talk with animation auteur Jorge Gutierrez (Book of Life) but this time he is joined by his talented wife and muse Sandra Equihua!  Enjoy this inspiring talk as they discuss their new epic series on Netflix: “Maya and the Three”!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:56am PDT

In this episode the brothers hear the fascinating path of learning and mentorship that Aliki Theofilopoulos has taken from animation at Disney to a producer on Dreamworks, new “Doug Unplugged” series! 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 9:43am PDT

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

The Bancroft's get the chance to talk with legendary animation producer Imogen “Mo” Sutton. We talk about her work with her late husband, Academy Award winner Richard Williams!  There’s a new edition of their book “The Animators Survival Kit”- and it’s a must have! 

Direct download: Imogen_Mo_SuttonFINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

Inspired by a story about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's start, Tony jumps into how we got our start into the animation industry.  Besides rugged good looks, we quickly discover that "Drive" is something we share with those superstars.   This podcast is about what drives an artist to have a life-long passion for what they do.  Do you have the drive that will get you through the tough times?  Will your career be "Gone Girl" or will it be more like "Jersey Girl"...Will it be “The Departed" or will it be Jason "Re-Bourne"?

Direct download: Perspiration_and_Drive_-_Hash_It_Out_FINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:35am PDT

In this episode, sans- Tom, It’s Tony vs. the Forces of Fun as he interviews the wonderful and witty creator of Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, Daron Nefcy! lWe examine what it takes to create a show that is very personal to you like Star is to Nefcy. The show is one part Anime, one part crazy princess fantasy and all parts butt-kickery- just like our guest. Bonus: For the true Star fans, listen as we discuss possible futures for your favorite blond princess of butt-kickery. What?

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Supervising on Space Jam: A New Legacy - Tom and Tony are honored to sit down with #animation industry legend Devin Crane as he tells stories of his start in animation working with Disney legends while still a teen, working on Iron Giant while still a student at CalArts and becoming the first Production Designer and Animation Director “hyphenate” EVER on Space Jam:A New Legacy! 
Direct download: Devin_Crane_Space_Jam_2_BBPod_Final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In Part 4 of our “Animation Revolution” series the brothers Bancroft speak with Spire Animation co-founders Brad Lewis and P.J. Gunsagar.  Find out how a Pixar vet teamed up with a tech entrepreneur to create the next big thing in Indy animation studios! 

Direct download: BBPod_AnimationRev_4_FINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT

In part 3 of our “Animation Revolution”, Tony and Tom discuss where the independent industry is headed, the opportunities that students now have WHILE they learn and Tom discusses how, after all these years, he’s ready to get animation vets to join him and start Pencilish Animation Studios to create the next 2D animation shows with our fans!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

In part 2 in our "Animation Revolution" series where the "Twin Bros who knows" explore new trends in the industry and how it is evolving into a more independent and international industry- they interview Fraser MacLean, 2D animation vet, author, and international animation instructor.  They discuss how doors are opening for young animation creators all over the world and there may now be more than one pathway into the industry!  Take notes, young creators, this one's for you!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT

Animation Revolution Part 1- in this series, the twins dive into where things are going for the animation industry right now.  Not the major studios, but the independent movement that is starting to make waves.  In this episode, they interview Tara Billinger and Zach Bellissimo, the duo behind the YouTube pilot "Long Gone Gulch". We dive deep on how they funded their show through Kickstarter, worked on it with top industry vets for 5 years, and released it to YouTube with huge raves!  Now what?  The pitching time and investment raising just begins!  Hear first hand how new directions are being forged for creators to DIY YOUR OWN animated series! 

Direct download: BBPod_Animation_Revolution_Part_1_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

Tom and Tony hit the geek jackpot with this episode! Not only do they speak with Academy and Emmy award winning Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller but also their director Mike Rianda about their new Netflix animated feature, The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Lord, Miller and Rianda all share stories of the making of this hilarious new family film and their process of developing a high profile project with a renegade art-school philosophy. It can be done! Watch the movie and listen to the podcast for the full affect. Spoilers abound- you’ve been warned!
 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

The Flower 2D animated short - the twins talk with their old Disney friend Andrew Simmons about the old days of the Disney Florida studio and Andrew’s 20-year-in-the-making short 2D film “The Flower”. Learn about this unofficial Disney film that you’ve never heard about!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:37pm PDT

Master animator Kristof Serrand speaks to the Bancroft Brothers about the state of European animation and anecdotes of Dreamwork's Prince of Egypt.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:55am PDT

In this episode the Bancroft Brothers go LIVE with a virtual audience as they sit down with the wonderful Tara Whitaker and Latoya Raveneau to discuss their roles as directors on the upcoming show The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder, coming soon to Disney +, as well as their journey to becoming the successful artists they are today.
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Category:animation -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In this podcast the animation twins have a lively conversation with their old CalArts buddy and Head of Story at Disney, Mark Kennedy.  Mark talks about having a dream, having it derailed and discovering a new dream at Disney- then moving up to the top of the animation career ladder!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

The Bancroft brothers interview their good friend Mike Nawrocki, the co-creator of “Veggietales” and voice of #LarrytheCucumber !  Mike talks about how the Veggies were created, its unexpected success, how he came up with the voice and about his new #book and #animated series “The Dead Sea Squirrels” !
#veggietales #podcast #larryboy #thedeadseasquirrels

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In a strange turn of events the twins realize they can interview two amazing artists at once and also have a Couples Therapy session. Erika Schnellert and Nicholas Kole are a married couple but also talented storyboard and illustration artists, respectively.  Tune in to discover the fun and hazards of artists coupling! 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:14am PDT

In this special episode, Tom and Tony talk to Pete Docter! Pete is the #Director the films Monsters Inc, UP, Inside Out and the newest: SOUL!  Also, he is the new CCO of @pixar ! This one has it all: a version of UP you won’t recognize, Pete picks his fav Bancroft Bro, and we dig deep on the story behind #Soul! Spoilers ahead but you don’t want to miss this one!  

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Imagine working hard at your craft, getting to the best studio in the world, working on some of the best films of the decade and then deciding to quit to make a radical life pivot. Why would you do that?  Both brothers did- and in this podcast they tell their stories.  

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 5:45am PDT

The Bancroft Brothers zoom-call all the way to Kilkenny, Ireland to interview WolfWalkers co-directors Ross Stewart and Tomm Moore. Their studio, Cartoon Saloon is one of the most exciting independent animation studios producing some of the most personal and artistically challenging films since Walt made Fantasia. Yes, I said it! As Stewart and Moore are set to release their 4th hand-made film, WolfWalkers, world-wide on Apple+ and select theaters, we talk about their inspirations of Irish Folklore, Mighty Mouse and Flipper the Dolphin in this raucous conversation. 

 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In this episode, the Bancroft Twins are thankful (post Thanksgiving) to have spoken with the extremely talented artist Max Ulichney.  This podcast quickly became three artist having fun and doing "art geek" deep dives and artist name drops.  Max is the creator of the Max Packs brushes for Procreate while also doing freelance illustration and character design for many major companies.  Find out what drives Max to always be creatin' in this fun episode- we'll call it Part 1 with more to come with Max!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

After over 160 podcasts the Bancroft twins finally sit down to ask those questions our listeners have been dying to hear the answers to about their portfolios!  So they started at the top- meet Robin Linn, Manager at Netflix Animation for Outreach & Engagement: Art! This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Sit down with the Bancroft Brother's and Character Designer Brittany Myers as they discuss her journey as an artist and how she became the phenomenal designer that she is today.

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In our third interview with the legendary Disney animator Glen Keane, the Bancroft Bros get him to open up about directing the Netflix film “Over The Moon”!  Listen and be inspired by the eternally humble and talented Mr. Glen Keane!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

A BONUS episode LIVE from Lightbox Expo!  Tom and Tony discuss the Future of 2D Animation with legendary artists Tomm Moore (co-founder of Cartoon Saloon known for their award winning films Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner, and their newest film Wolfwalkers), Tracy Butler (2D and 3D artist who created the webcomic Lackadaisy) and Sandro Cluezo (animator on Anastasia, Fantasia 2000, Emperor's New Groove,The Princess and the Frog, etc.)  Discover the history of 2D animation in the early 2000's, where it is in the present and headed in the future!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

What do Crunchyroll, Anime,  and the rise of #womeninanimation have in common? Marge Dean! In this #podcast we discuss her huge #animation career, her involvement with the organization Women In Animation and being Head Of Production for Crunchyroll originals! 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Rise Up Animation Interview! Animator twins Tom and Tony interview the three founders of the POC promoting “Rise Up Animation”: Bobby Pontillas, Frank Abney, and Trent Correy!  In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, these three industry giants jumped into action and organized professionals to review portfolios and help people of color “rise up” the latter in the animation industry. Recorded live as part of Icon Manila weekend.
 
 
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Category:animation -- posted at: 8:36am PDT

The Bancroft Brothers Podcast #158- A "Mulan" RE-do Reunion" with director of the OG "Mulan" Barry Cook and song composer Matthew Wilder.  The brother's come back to the film they loved working on the most at Disney, "Mulan" to discuss behind the scenes events and stories from the original film and (spoiler free) discussion of their excitement for the new live action film premiering now on Disney+!  Listen up!- Fun stories and true love for Disney's best non-princess are here! 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

The Bancroft Brothers do a “Back to School 2020” episode!  How should animation students approach the strangest semester of their lives?  We give you a list - and it gets heated at times!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In 2004 The Walt Disney company decided to shut the doors to its second animation 
studio in 50 years- the Disney Feature Animation Florida studio. In this episode Tom 
and Tony talk with old friends and former Disney Florida alumni Aaron Blaise and Jim 
Jackson about what made that studio so special and how it quickly became the hidden 
jewel in Disney’s artistic arsenal.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Learn about the fantastically, impossible, unbelievable story of the animated film “Animal Crackers” with producer/writer/co- director Scott Sava and our own Tony Bancroft (co- director) in this episode!  How do you make an animated film outside the Hollywood system?  Not easily and not without a roller coaster ride!  Listen and learn!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

In this episode, the Bancroft Brothers speak with legendary animator and character
designer Dan Haskett! They talk about his stellar career and Dan addresses his
thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how much we still need to see its
effects in animation!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

In this episode the twins answer the question- once and for all- that they get more than
any other: “How do I get into Disney?” Find out what it takes to win the gold medal of
animation: a job at Disney!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 4:50pm PDT

In this episode the Bancroft twins speak with Disney storyboard artist Donna Lee! Find out what it’s like to help shape the stories that will define the childhoods of a generation!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

It’s the big 1-5-0 episode of the podcast and the Bancroft brothers are Hashing IT Out - they tell some of their favorite Disney Animation stories!  Favorite celebrity they’ve met? Hardest scene to animate? Hidden Disney images in the films? Find out in this episode! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

In this special episode, the Bancroft bros talk to fellow twin animation artists Sergio and Edgar Martins- both of whom worked on Netflix’ fantastic “Klaus” animated feature film! What’s it like being twin artists? Twin to twin we compare notes.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

In this episode the brothers interview the talented character designer behind the hit Netflix film “KLAUS” – Torsten Schrank! Find out how to stay fresh when you have to design- literally- hundreds of characters for a feature film and what his day to day was like on KLAUS.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Join the Bancroft Brothers as they get to know Kris Pearn, the creative genius behind the “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs” films as well as the new Netflix original film “The Willoughbys “!  Kris talks about the things he’s learned along the way that make him the perfect director for this unique new film!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:04pm PDT

In this episode, Los Hermanos Bancroft speak with some old Disney friends – Director/ animator Aaron Blaise and Concept artist/ Art Director Armand Serrano – about working from home as an artist. Find out how our new world is making things challenging but also providing opportunities that didn’t exist before!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

In this episode, twin animators Tom and Tony Hash It Out over how the Covid-19 virus is starting to affect the animation world. Also- They share some positive news, discuss how hard it is to draw Bugs Bunny and Tony lectures Tom again.  

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

In this episode, the Bancroft’s speak with author and animation historian Mindy Johnson about her book “The Women of Ink and Paint” as well as how things have changed and evolved for women in Animation through the years. Enjoy!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 9:19am PDT

This episode the Bancroft's enjoy a conversation with their good friend, Disney and Warner Brothers Animation artist Rubén Procopio!  Rubén is a multi-talented artist that sculpted the final maquettes for films like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, was the head of clean up in the Florida Disney studio, is a comic book artist and- well, you name it- he's done it!  Even more fascinating, find out how the Procopio family are Disney legacy!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

For this episode, The Bancroft Brothers discuss the newly released Netflix stop motion film, “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” with its two directors Richard Phelan & Will Becher. Straight from England, Will and Richard discuss working at the world famous Aardman Animations on a huge international property as it leaps from TV to feature films! 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:11am PDT

In this podcast, pre-recorded LIVE from CTN Animation Expo 2019,  Los Hermanos Bancroft interview two prominent social networking artists: Laura Brouwers, known as “Cyarine” online with 1.5 Mill followers and Asia Ladowska aka “ladowska” with over a million followers. They deep dive into how they became known online and ways to use social networking to make a living as an artist!  Learn from these pros some ways you can improve your presence online! 

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

In this episode Tom and Tony dive into the subject of “tradigital” Animation and how it may be the answer to how 2D animation comes back to the big screen!  This one is for all of you that want to know what the good 2d animation apps are and how to build a virtual animation studio!  Enjoy!

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Direct download: Tradigital_BBPod_FINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

In another CTN Expo “Breakfast with the Bancrofts”, the twins dine with character designer Bret Bean. He discusses the life of a freelancer and the do’s and don’ts that will help you get a job! Enjoy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 135_Brett_Bean_v2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

In this exciting episode the Bancroft Brothers have a one in one talk during CTN Expo 2019 with Sergio Pablos, the Creator and director of Netflix’s “Klaus”! You don’t want to miss this one!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 134_Pablo_mixdown2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:41pm PDT

In a special episode, Tony interviews director Phil Earnest and his own brother, Tom, the director and producer (respectively) of the in-production live action documentary “Pencil Test” a celebration of 2d animation.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

 

Direct download: 133_Pencil_Test_Final2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:54pm PDT

In this episode, the Bancroft twins speak with character designer Amanda Jolly! She speaks about how she got the job on the hit “Tangled” TV Series and the day to day lifestyle of being a character designer on a major studio show.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 132_Amanda_Jolly_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:21pm PDT

After a busy summer of travel, the Bancrofts finally get a chance to sit down and talk a bit.  Lots of topics are discussed including; how the Bros feel about all their 2d Disney films (Mulan, Lion King & Aladdin) are being made into live action films!  Get the scoop here!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

 

Direct download: 131_Hash_it_out_v2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:06pm PDT

We have another edition of Breakfast With the Bancrofts recorded from the Sheraton during day three of Lightbox Expo!  The brothers interview Disney background artist and YouTube celebrity Laura Price! Enjoy a bagel and listen as they discuss how she got to Disney and her social media conquests! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 130_Laura_Price_regular_1.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

This episode is a special “Breakfast with the Bancroft’s” interview at the first annual Lightbox Expo! The brothers clink, clack, and chomp their way through a great discussion with internet superstar illustrator Loish also known as Lois. Find out what she considers her day job and how she reaches people through her social media. This one’s for you!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 129_Loish_2_regular_final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

In this podcast the Brothers Bancroft help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Don Bluth productions - makers of great films like The Secret of Nimh, An American Tale, The Land Before a time and more - with an interview with two of the key founders, John Pomeroy and Gary Goldman. Enjoy!

 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 128_Bluth_40th_Anniversary_regular_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

In this episode, Tony, sans Tom, sits down in the home office of Simon Otto, the Head of Character Animation on all three of Dreamworks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon movies. Simon shares how he was first “drawn” to animation as a child in Switzerland and made his way to work for Dreamworks, first as a 2d animator and then making the change to CG animation. From working on Dreamworks first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt to the most recent Dragon film, Simon is one of DW Animation's oldest employees. You think he has a few insights on this animation mega studio? Well, listen up and hear for yourself.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 127_Simon_Otto.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

In this episode, Tom spends some time chatting with Tony… but not that Tony! Tom goes solo and interviews layout artist and instructor Tony Tarantini about the Canadian Animation industry and the history of the Sheridan College animation program! Oooo Canada, this is a good one!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 126_-_Canadian_Animation_Industry.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

In this extended edition, Tom is in Italy so Tony is solo as he digs in with long-time friend Matt Williames about his career (Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Adam and Dog, Mary Poppins Returns, Klaus) and constant love of 2D animation. What are the limits an animator will go for his love of the medium? How about turning down CG animation work and almost starving while waiting on the “right” project! Oh yeah, Matt’s been there! Let’s hear it for the OG Hand Drawn Nomad!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 125_Matt_Williames_regular_1.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:21am PDT

In this episode, Tom plays lone wolf while Tony is in Italy! He asks his Instagram followers their burning questions about the business side of being an artist today - how do you charge for your art, should you go to art school, and how do I know if I’m good enough to make it? Tom tells all.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 124_v2_regular_edition_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:47pm PDT

In this episode, Tony goes it alone while in Italy for ETNA Comic Con with special guests Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park. This man and wife team literally helped design Sony’s Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. Shiyoon as the lead character designer and Jihyun as storyboard artist. Besides Spidey action, hear how young love budded in college, how Shiyoon proposed and how they had a baby while Spider working! This is like an Anime romance! Bam, Bap, Pow! Let’s listen now!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 123_Designing_SpiderVerseFinal.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:17am PDT

In this episode the twins interview friend Ken Duncan, creator of Disney heroines like Meg from Hercules and Jane from Tarzan. Since then, he’s started Duncan Studio and has worked on many films and projects, including creating the animation sequence for Mary Poppins Returns! Hang on for an animated discussion!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 122_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

Finally! In this episode, the Bancroft brothers interview the one that started it all - their mother! Cori Crismon tells some embarrassing stories and gives her thoughts on supporting an artist child - or children, in this case!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Support the podcast on Patreon!

 

Direct download: 121_Mothers_Day_Final2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:37am PDT

Tom and Tony have a casual but deep conversation about the pros and cons of being an introvert or an extrovert artist. Also, Bancroft Daughter, Caitlin, is a surprise intro guest! Dig deep with the Bancrofts as they do a Mental Attitude Hash It Out!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

 

Direct download: 20_Mental_Hash_final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

In this episode, The Bancroft Brothers are recording from Laika Animation studios in Portland to talk with Chris Butler, writer and director of the stop motion film “The Missing Link”, in theaters now! Find out how we would never have had the wonder that is “the Missing Link” without Tarzan 2 and some of the other Disney sequels!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 119_Missing_Link_Final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:40am PDT

In this episode Tom and Tony talk to their amazing concept artist friend Bobby Chiu. Find out what drives Bobby to be the best he can be in all of his different businesses: online teaching through Schoolism.com, his Imaginism concept studio, publishing and more! Best yet, he tells the brothers all about his newest creation: Lightbox Expo! And - they get an announcement or two out of him!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Hear the extended version on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/25543159

Direct download: 118_Lightbox_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:09pm PDT

The Bancroft’s welcome Goro Fujita to the show as they talk all things virtual reality. Goro co-created the Quill VR animation and drawing software that is now owned by Facebook. Find out why he says that 2d animators are going to be more needed than ever in the world of VR animation. So- Hold tight for another episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Quill_VR_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:29pm PDT

With the Academy Awards looming, the Bancroft bros interview Andrew Chesworth, co-director of the animated short "One Small Step". Hear of his love of 2D animation, how he switched to CG animation, and rose to the top as a Disney animator only to leave it to start Taiko animation studio with his partners! What drives a man to leave a dream job? Find out on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

See the extended edition on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24873078

 

Direct download: 116_Andrew_Chesworth_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Hang on as the animation twins get together for a casual talk about the animation shorts and features that are nominated for the 2019 Academy awards, reference Glen Keane and Spiderverse somehow, announce a new animation project for 2019 they are doing together, and generally act childish - all on this special Oscars episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 115_Hash_It_Out_Oscars_Final.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk to friend and viral YouTuber Brian Hull. Brian is a voice performer of many Disney tribute songs sung in the voices of over 50 Disney characters. He discusses his overnight fame and how he is segueing it into real voice acting work for Disney and others!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 114_Voices_regular_mixdown.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

The Bancroft Brothers speak with fantastic stop motion animator Rachelle Lambden. She opens up about the inner workings of LAIKA studios and working on films like Frankenweenie, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming Missing Link. Sit back as we analyze her life one frame at a time.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 113_Stop_Motion_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:39am PDT

In this special episode, the Bancrofts (squared) get a chance to talk with two of the directors of the super hot Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film- just days after opening weekend! Find out what “special sauce” made this film the best SpiderMan movie of the decade - or - ever!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 112_Spiderverse_regular_edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:18pm PDT

The Bancrofts enjoy talk and enjoy a meal on another a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast from CTN 2018. This time they are joined by the huge new talent James Woods, character designer for the film “Mary Poppins Returns”. Find out how he rose from student at CalArts to designing characters for Disney on an iconic blockbuster film. Let the clinking and clanging begin!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Podcast_111_James_Woods_Regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Join Tony and Tom in a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast at CTN 2018 as they speak with their mouths full with former Pixar art director and now Tonko House co-owner and co-director of “The Dam Keeper”, Robert Kondo. Robert discusses his partnership with Dice Tsutsumi and their decision for them to leave Pixar to start their own studio!  

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 110_Robert_Kodo_regular_edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:31pm PDT

In this episode, Tom and Tony Hash it Out about the animation boom we are in right now. It's a great time to be a creator and animation artist and the Bancrofts discuss how it can effect you! They discuss the cyclical nature of the industry - the ups and downs they went through, the advice they were give as well as the advice they give to their students. Lot's of great information for those starting their career or planning a career in animation. Also, they play a new sponsorship game!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: 109_Hash_It_Out_State_of_the_Industry.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:46pm PDT

In this episode, the Bancrofts get into part 2 of an interview with legendary Disney and Don Bluth Productions Animator John Pomeroy.  They ask John the challenging questions like how he  walked out of his Disney dream job, taking 15 artists with him and his reasons for returning years later to create characters like John Smith and Milo Thatch.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Podcast_108_Pomeroy_Regular_v2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:46pm PDT

In this episode, Tony goes solo and interviews legendary creator Butch Hartman Of “Danny Phantom” and “The Fairly Odd Parents” fame.  Butch opens up to Tony’s animation students at a special event at Azusa Pacific University about his faith, pitching projects, and why he left Nickelodeon after 20 years.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: bbros_hartman_108_regular.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 3:23am PDT

In this episode, the Bancroft twins enjoy a moment to talk all things animation, announce their CTN panels and discuss why you want to build your own “tribe” of online supporters!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: BBros_107_v3.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:15pm PDT

Finally, the Bancroft Brothers interview one of their top ten wants for the podcast, the legendary animator, James Baxter. Find out what one of the top five animators in the world did at the beginning of his career that set him on a lifelong path of animation success. In addition, learn what movie James wishes he could do over.  And, hear how James was lured away from Disney by Katzenberg and Spielberg. This and lots more on this amazing podcast.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Podcast_105_FINAL.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Bros that knows talk to their good friend and artist Sean “Cheeks” Galloway about his unique comic books meet animation style of character design.  They also discuss how he broke into the animation industry almost overnight - creating the character designs for the animated Hellboy and SpiderMan series.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

 

Direct download: 104_FINAL1_Sean_Podcast_TT_mixdown6.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 3:37pm PDT

In this special episode, Tom and Tony are joined by some of their Patreon Patrons who pepper the pair with a plethora of pertinent professional and personal questions! Various subjects include juggling projects, mentorship, 2-D animation, of course, their faith and a whole lot more!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com 

Direct download: The_Patreon_Patrons_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT

Legendary Disney and Bluth animator John Pomeroy joins Tom and Tony on this episode! Of course, you will hear about his career in animation but John is an amazing painter! He talks about a new children’s book he illustrated called “Walt's Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney”. Get to know Walt like never before, plus this book comes alive with original paintings by John!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

Use coupon code bancroft2018 to receive 15% off everything from GalleryNucleus.com except original art (coupon expires 11/1/18)

Direct download: The_John_Pomeroy_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT

Tom and Tony hash out developing projects! They discuss ideation, creation, funding, distribution, and more… Real-world examples of how to turn that dream into reality! Some of their results may not always be what you want, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Learn from their experiences in this episode!  

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

 

Direct download: 101_Hash_It_Out_-_Development.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:46pm PDT

It’s the 100th episode!! For this historic occasion, Tom and Tony are joined by Disney legend Mark Henn for a live show in front of their animation classes at Lipsomb in Tennessee and Azusa-Pacific in California! The Brothers allow Mark to do the teaching on this episode, and even have a Q&A exclusively for the Patreon sponsors! Join us for this amazing event!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

Direct download: 100th_Episode_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT

It’s a triple threat of names that begin with “T” as Tom and Tony are joined by Tim Hodge to reminisce about their time on “Mulan”! Tim worked in story on the film, so hear how ideas were formed, storyboards were created, and what ended up in the film, or on the cutting room floor! It’s a behind the scenes look to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books at & SketchWallet.com

Direct download: Mulan_Anniversary_Episode_with_Tim_Hodge_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony take some time to answer their most frequently asked questions. They tackle subjects that include networking, portfolios, charging for your work, and a lot more!   Also, hear about a special project Tony is working on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books at https://stuartngbooks.com/ & SketchWallet at
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Direct download: Hash_It_Out_-_QA_With_Tom_and_Tony.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT