The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast (animation)

In this follow up to the BBros Hash It Out where they claimed to “fix art schools”, Tom and Tony invite a group of artist friends to discuss their reasoning, disappointments and successes in their art school choices.  This podcast should be a mandatory primer of any artist considering going to art school!  AND - watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube!

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

Direct download: Talking_Art_School.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:14pm PST

Maybe you love animation but your drawing and animation chops just aren’t where they need to be?  Have you considered writing for animation?  In this episode, the Bancroft’s discuss screenwriting for film and TV with Tangled TV series screenwriter Ricky Roxburgh!  Find out how he went from walking the Disney parks to writing for Rapunzel and the Tangled gang in this episode!  

Direct download: Writing_for_Animation_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:13pm PST

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #77 - Portfolio Tips to Get You Hired! Featuring Armand Serrano

Tom and Tony Bancroft dive into a podcast a long time coming: how to create a killer portfolio that will get you a job!  They invite Disney and Sony visual development pro, Armand Serrano, to help sort thru the mysteries of what the studios want to see!

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

Direct download: Job_Winning_Portfolio.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:15pm PST

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #76- “Fall”-ing for Alex Hirsch 

The Bancroft Brothers finally snag some time with the outspoken creator of “Gravity Falls”, Alex Hirsch!  Alex opens up about what its like to be the show runner of a hit animated TV show based on your own quirky upbringing between you and your twin sister - plus the importance of connecting with your audience! 

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

Direct download: Gravity_Falls_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:43pm PST

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony unlock the mysteries of good storytelling for film and animation. Classic books on screenwriting, films, and ways to look at creating stories are all analyzed by the Wonder Twins of animation!

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

Direct download: Hash_It_Out_-_Story.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:05am PST

Podcast #74- Pernille Ørum interview

The Brothers Bancroft have fun talking with the talented Pernille Ørum all the way from Denmark!  Find out what the day-to-day is like for a huge shinning star of the internet and character designer for the DC Superhero Girls show

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

Direct download: The_Pernille_Orum_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:31pm PST

In their 5th “hash it out” episode, Tony and Tom Bancroft talk about their art influences. From comics, to animation, to the digital age of Instagram, get ready for a whole lot of name dropping!

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

 

 

Direct download: Hash_It_Out_-_Inspiration.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:45pm PST

Only one person can claim they have worked on The Lion King every week for the past thirty years - Tom Schumacher.  Tom Schumacher is the former President of Disney Feature Animation in the 90s and currently President of Disney Theatrical.  Find out how you transition a hit film into a hit Broadway show in this episode! 

TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: The_Tom_Schumacher_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:06pm PST

The twins sit down and discuss the topic of Branding Yourself and your Art with master artist/brander Jake Parker.  Jake discusses the secrets of using the Internet to get you and your artwork noticed!

TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

 

Direct download: Branding_with_Jake_Parker_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

In our second interview with the legendary animator Glen Keane, the Bancroft’s reveal a side of Glen you haven’t heard of before.  What drives Glen to create the passionate characters and performances that have made Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, and Pocahontas so memorable?  The answer may surprise you

TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Direct download: The_Faith_of_Glen_Keane_Regular_Edition_v2.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:10pm PST

The Brothers Bancroft are honored to host two of their bucket list guests in one podcast: Ron Clements and John Musker - the long-time Disney directors and writers of classic films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog and their newest hit: Moana!  This one is an instant classic!

Direct download: The_Musker-Clements_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:32pm PST

Dubbed the “Italian Walt Disney”, Bruno Bozzetto has been Italy’s top animator and his studio has been an icon in Italy for decades!  The Bancroft Bros interview the loveable Bruno in his hotel in Lucca, Italy during last years Lucca Comics and Games festival. 

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

Direct download: The_Bruno_Bozzetto_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:28pm PST

It’s a special Oscar-sized edition of the podcast as the golden boys interview heads of story for Oscar-nominated “Moana” – John Ripa and Dave Pimentel! Hear these industry experts talk about all things story: storyboarding, pitching movies, how they got their start, and more!

Direct download: Moana_-_The_John_Ripa_and_Dave_Pimentel_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

Hash It Out 4: The Bancroft Brothers Answer YOUR Questions

It’s a new year, so let’s dig into some of YOUR questions about us, the podcast, animation, and what’s new for the new year!  This is gonna be a fun one!

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

Direct download: Hash_It_Out_4.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:21pm PST

Tom and Tony are thrilled to have a Nickelodeon TV animation legend, Butch Hartman on the show.  Butch has one of the longest running hit shows on Nick: The Fairly OddParents but that’s not all! He also has THREE other series that he has created! Find out about the newest one, Bunsen is a Beast!, how he is taking over the internet, and what it takes to pitch and create a successful show on Nickelodeon! 

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

Direct download: The_Butch_Hartman_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:26pm PST

It's a bevy of brothers as the Bancrofts meet the del Carmen's! Recorded live at CTN Animation Expo, hear how three brothers went from dreaming in the Philippines to 'livin' the dream' in the animation industry. Get ready to be inspired in this special episode!

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

Direct download: The_Del_Carmen_Brothers_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:32pm PST

During another fun breakfast podcast at CTN Expo 2016, the Bancroft twins sit down with comic book cover artist superstar J. Scott Campbell and his adorable partner in art, Tanya Lehoux, layout concept artist for the series “My Little Pony”.   Pass the salt and hang on for a great conversation about branding yourself, sexy girls and ponies!

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

Direct download: Breakfast_with_J_Scott_Campbell_and_Tanya_Lahoux.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:59pm PST

Animation Podcast #62 - Breakfast with Cory Loftis and William Joyce

With glasses tinkling, the Bancrofts host a breakfast podcast with book author, illustrator, Moonbot studios founder William Joyce and - hey, who’s trying to take some jam and toast - it’s Cory Loftis, character designer of Disney’s Zootopia!  Join in on the fun with these two artistic icons! 

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

 

Direct download: Breakfast_with_William_Joyce_and_Corey_Loftis.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 1:48pm PST

Podcast #61- Google VR with Jan and Karen 

The Bancroft’s explore Google VR’s Spotlight Stories division with director Jan Pinkava and Executive Producer, Karen Dufilho-Rosen.  Their newest short, “Rain or Shine” has hit mobile phones in a big way!  Discover this new, wild world of animation in this podcast! 

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

Direct download: Google_VR.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:22pm PST

On the heels of their episode about art schools, the twins interview the amazing Chris Oatley who left Disney to found the Oatley Academy. Grab a dictionary and find out his take on diplomas, careers, podcasts, and more!

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

Direct download: TheChrisOatleyInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:29pm PST

In another casual conversation, Tom and TonyBancroft dissect the ins and outs of art education.  Can they fix the art schools?  Special guest, auction winner Jarrod Simpson, adds some personal perspective on the value he gained from going through a structured art program.  Should you go to art school?  This podcast might guide you toward your decision! 

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

 

Direct download: Fixing_Art_Schools.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:40pm PST

Tom and Tony have the honor of speaking with the artist that many environmental artists of this era are influenced by: Paul Felix.  The "Bros who knows" uncover a never before reveled truth about this humble artist: without him TWO Disney feature films may never have been made! Find out why and which ones on this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast!

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

Direct download: The_Paul_Felix_Interview_Regular_Edition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:57pm PST

Find out how and why the great CTN Animation Expo came about when the Bancrofts talk with its’ founder Tina Price.  She is a pioneer in so many ways - including being an early adopter of CG animation at Disney Feature Animation. Find out what drives Tina on this episode of BBAP!

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

Direct download: TheTinaPriceInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #56 - The Joe Moshier Interview 

It’s a funky fly fresh podcast when the B-Boys talk character design with the amazing Joe Moshier.  DJ Joe spins some truths about designing characters for Disney and Dreamworks - including finally answering the question: who designed Kronk!    

Direct download: TheJoeMoshierInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:38pm PST

The Bancroft Bros are fortunate to have the lovely Brittney Lee, character/ concept designer at Disney Feature Animation, on the show!  Brittney talks about her love of character creation, what got her into Disney animation when she was young, and her - wait - is she crying again?  Find out what the fuss is about in another great BBros podcast! 

Direct download: TheBrittneyLeeInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

The Bancroft Bros find out how to go from inbetweener on “Hercules” to show creator of a popular Disney TV series - all in this interview with the amazing Sam Levine, creator of Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.

Direct download: TheSamLevineInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

Welcome to the Kubo and the Two Twins discussion with director and Laika CEO Travis Knight!  Travis opens up about the massive amount of work and family connections involved in making Laika’s EPIC stop motion masterpiece, “Kubo and the Two Strings”.   Sit tight and enjoy this podcast - one frame at a time!

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

Direct download: TheTravisKnightKuboInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:55pm PST

What’s it like to be one of the top character designers at Disney Feature Animation on films like Tangled, Wreck it Ralph and more?  Tony takes it solo for a trip to Korea and the chance to sit with character designer Jin Kim at his new animation studio.  Find out how he got to Disney, why he left and what he’s doing now!

Direct download: TheJinKimInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:59pm PST

Were you one of the millions of kids that grew up watching “The Proud Family” TV series on the Disney Channel in the 90s?  If so, you’re in for a great show with series creator Bruce Smith.  Find out why Robin Williams called him “the Animator” and why the animation world looks up to Bruce Smith! 

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

Direct download: TheBruceSmithInterviewRegularEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:31pm PST

Animation Podcast #50- Anniversary Episode with guest host Shane Sowell   

The Bancroft Brothers have a very special 50th podcast celebration with guest co-host and Patreon winner Shane Sowell!  Shane turns things around and interviews the Bancrofts about the show, their careers, and advice for listeners.

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

Direct download: 50thEpisodeSpeicalShortEdition.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:36pm PST

The Bancroft Brothers explore the new documentary Life, Animated, the heartwarming story of how a family used Disney animated films as a basis to communicate with their child who was silenced by autism at an early age.  The Bancroft Brothers are honored to have star Owen Suskind and Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind on this episode.

Direct download: TheLifeAnimatedInterviewShortVersion.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:35pm PST

In a surprise visit to the Pixar Animation Studio, the Bancroft twins get the chance to discuss the early days of Pixar and all things Finding Dory with director Andrew Stanton - live from Pixar! 

Direct download: TheAndrewStantonInterviewShortVersion.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:19pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #47 - Hash it Out 2 - Dream Status

Once again, Tom and Tony “hash it out” by revisiting a previous topic: where are you with your dream? Filled with lots of stories about their early days, their dreams, and, of course, a lot brotherly ribbing, this episode should inspire you to keep chasing your dream - no matter where you are in life!

Direct download: HashitOut2DreamStatus.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:14pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #46 - Making The Angry Birds Movie with Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly

The directors of the new Angry Birds film sit down with the Bancroft Twins to talk about taking a hugely popular video game and turning it into a star-studded animated film.  Listen, learn, get excited, and go see this big budget indy film!

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

 

Direct download: The_Angry_Birds_Interview_Revised.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:06am PST

Tom and Tony Bancroft get a rare chance to sit down with Music Supervisor of Disney and Pixar Animation, Tom MacDougall and discuss his amazing GRAMMY AWARD winning career overseeing the music for all of your favorite Disney and Pixar films!

Direct download: The_Tom_MacDougall_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:08pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #44 - Tom and Tony Hash ItOut #1

The Bancroft Bros start a new series where they get together anddiscuss artistic topics, argue, and review films.  In thispodcast, they discuss why Zootopia has done so well and why youshould include social media in your daily routine.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented byTaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!

Direct download: HashItOut001.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

Months in the making, we created the ultimate podcast about the importance of having a mentor in your artistic life!  Tom and Tony interview many of their own mentors from their careers to dig deep into what you can learn from an experienced master!

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

Direct download: TheImportanceofMentorship.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:44pm PST

It’s a fun podcast when you get the Bancroft Brothers on Skype with actress Ming-Na Wen, the voice of Disney's “Mulan” and star of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield”.  Hold on for some fun behind the scenes stories about creating a Disney Princess!

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

Direct download: Ming-Na_Wen_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

Animation Podcast #41 - Live from the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Brothers Bancroft get the chance to see the famous Walt Disney Family Museum and record a live podcast where they interview Disney Producer Don Hahn about the life and art of Disney Legend Mel Shaw.

Direct download: Disney_Museum.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:32pm PST

In a slight twist from the usual, the Bancroft’s pick the brain of amazing Marvel comic book artist Skottie Young about his animation influences as well as a candid talk about what it takes to be a comic book artist and why he’s venturing out to create his own project: “I Hate Fairyland”.

Direct download: The_Skottie_Young_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:32pm PST

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Brothers get a chance to talk with one of their mentors, animator and director Will Finn about his career and what it takes to make your comedic characters get the laugh!

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

 

Direct download: WillFinnInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:09pm PST

Animation Podcast #38 - Indy Animation with Tomm Moore

The Bancrofts talk with their new “bestie”, Tomm Moore, from his Cartoon Saloon studio in Ireland.  They talk about his two Academy Award nominated animated feature films and what it’s like being an indy animation filmmaker.

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Booksoks

Direct download: TheTommMooreInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

In a BBros first, the twins host a LIVE podcast at The 2015 CTN Animation Expo where they interview actor Patrick Warburton about his career as Puddy, Kronk, Buzz, Brock and more.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by http://TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books 

Direct download: PatrickWarburtonInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

The Hermonos Bancroft have the honor of interviewing their mentor and animation legend, Mark Henn (Disney).  They discuss designing such icons as Simba, Jasmine, and Tiana- as well as why he’s known as the "Julia Roberts of Animation"!

More information at http://taughtbyapro.com/category/podcasts/

 

Direct download: MarkHennInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast 34 - "The Jerry Maguire Moment"

In a follow up to the popular "Failures" podcast, the Bancroft Brother's discuss those moments in your life where you make a life changing decision- often times right after you've taken  a fall. 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Book

Direct download: JerryMaguireMoment.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:42pm PST

Bancroft Brothers discuss the “End of 2D Animation”.  Is it dead or just sleeping?  What brought its slumber on?  Will it come back?  They invite Disney animator, Nik Ranieri, one of the last 2D animators to be laid off from Disney, to discuss some of the behind the scenes of the silent death of 2D Animation!

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

Direct download: The_Nik_Ranieri_Interview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:55pm PST

Podcast #32 - Brian Kesinger Interview  

Tom and Tony sit down to gab with the very busy Brian Kesinger, Disney Story artist, Marvel comic book artist, internet art god and all around nice guy.  We interrupt his dinner during overtime on “Zootopia” to talk about how he handles it all.

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

 

 

Direct download: TheBrianKesingerInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 9:13pm PST

Podcast #32- Bringing Back 2D Animation with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman

In this Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast, the twins talk with animation legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman about their exciting new Kickstarter to make a "Dragon’s Lair" Movie!  Can crowd-funding “Dragon” them back into animation? 

Find out more and back this great project!  Help bring back traditional 2D animation! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donbluth/dragons-lair-the-movie

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

 

Direct download: DragonsLairTheDonBluthGaryGoldmanInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:31pm PST

Bancroft Brothers Podcast #31- The 9 Old Men and Andreas Deja

In this Special episode, the B Boys talk with legendary Disney Animator Andreas Deja about his new book about “The 9 Old Men” of Disney Animation yesteryear.  Find out why he was passionate about making this book, what drove the 9 Old Men, and any animator worth their muster should know who they are!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books
Direct download: AndreasDeja-9OldMenBook.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 5:42pm PST

The brothers Bancroft have the honor of hosting Story Artist and Director of “Prince of Egypt” and “Brave”, Brenda Chapman.  Tom and Tony get her to tell great stories of working on early versions of Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid, her legacy with women in animation, and where she’s headed now.

Brenda Chapman is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  She is a writer, animation story artist and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. She co-directed the Disney·Pixar film Brave, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by Stuart Ng Books and presented by TaughtByAPro.com

 

Direct download: TheBrendaChapmanInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:18pm PST

Podcast #29 - Claire Keane Interview -  The Bancroft Bros sit down with the lovely Claire Keane to pick her brain about family, her career at Disney in Visual Development, and leaving Disney to write and illustrate her own children’s books.  Good times ahead in this episode! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

Claire Keane is an illustrator and visual-development artist who worked for many years at Walt Disney Animation Studios. While there, she designed on movies such as Tangled, Enchanted, and Frozen. She studied at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, where she met her husband and part-time collaborator, Vincent Rogozyk. Claire is the daughter of legendary animator Glen Keane and granddaughter of Bil Keane, creator of the comic strip “The Family Circus”.

 

Direct download: BBrosClaireKeaneEpisode.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:57pm PST

Podcast #28 - Getting a JOB as an Animator

In this informative podcast, the Bancroft Brothers sit down with long time friend and 2D animator turned CG animator, Ted Ty, to discuss how you actually get a job as an animator these days.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

 

 

Direct download: BBros20Ted20Ty20Episode20-20128kbs.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 4:27pm PST

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #27 - The Sergio Pablos Interview - Making Animation at Large and Small Studios.   Some have hailed Sergio Pablos as the savior of 2D animation with his new film “Klaus”.  The Bancroft Brothers dig deep to find out more about Sergio and his goals and passions.

 

Direct download: TheSergioPablosInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:03pm PST


The Los Hermanos Bancrofts talk to the lovely and talented Terryl Whitlatch about designing creatures for the Star Wars films, her pal “George”, her childhood love of biology and archeology, and all the book projects she has dropping.
Direct download: CreatureDesignTheTerrylWhitlatchInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 10:11am PST

Failures, Flubs and Frustrations - Dealing with the down times in your art career.  In this episode of the animation podcast, The Bancroft Brothers talk about the thing most of us don’t want to talk about: Our Failures.  This episode is all about things we can do to recover from those times when things don’t go as planned in our careers - because it will happen - and often.
Direct download: Failures_EDIT.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

In this special episode Tom and Tony Bancroft review the animated films of 2015 - the ones that have already come out and those that are still on the way!  Plus, they get into name calling over their split feelings about “Inside Out” and the upcoming “Peanuts” film!

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast presented by TaughtByAPro.com sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

Direct download: Summer_2015_Animation_Update.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

The animator twins hit San Diego Comic Con!  In this episode, Tom and Tony surprise a bunch of top comic book, animation, and illustration artists with 3 questions.  Wisdom, humor, and name-dropping abound!

Direct download: BBros_SDCC.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:33pm PST

If you think of great traditional animation created over the last decade, you will no doubt be thinking of at least one character animated by Disney Animator Andreas Deja!  Tom and Tony get Andreas to open up about animation approaches, character development and his exciting new personal project - the animated short “Mushka”!

Direct download: AndreasDejaInterview.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 8:10am PST

The Bancroft Brothers wrangled another coup by getting the chance to interview Pixar director Pete Docter about his newest film, “Inside Out”.  In this interview you’ll hear all about the ups and downs of making a Pixar animated film by the guy that brought you Monster’s Inc. and UP!

Direct download: BBrosDoctor.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Tom and Tony get a rare chance to sit and talk with Disney Animation Legend Eric Goldberg, creator of the Genie in Aladdin and co-director of Pocahontas.  Eric talks about his training with Richard Williams and the masters of Warner Bros. animation and how his 2D animation skills are still being used at Disney today.

Direct download: BBrosGoldbergEdit.mp3
Category:animation -- posted at: 6:43pm PST

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: 6:31pm PST

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: 8:24pm PST

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: 7:45pm PST

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!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 7:44pm PST

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!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 7:44pm PST

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!

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 8:50pm PST

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

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Category:animation -- posted at: 10:47am PST

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.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 7:25pm PST

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.

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:25pm PST

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!

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Category:animation -- posted at: 6:16pm PST

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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 2:03pm PST

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!

The Bancroft Brothers Podcast sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com

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Category:animation -- posted at: 9:01am PST

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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com

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Category:animation -- posted at: 11:17am PST

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.

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 9:50am PST

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: 8:28am PST

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

 

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Category:animation -- posted at: 12:42pm PST

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: 4:20pm PST

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: 8:25pm PST

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: 6:41am PST