The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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