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The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 127 episodes, 5 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes
About
Twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft get together and talk about their Disney Animation past, the present animation business, and the future of animation. Interviews with talented artists, inspirational words, and wild speculation will help you grow as a person - or not. Sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com - your destination for the art instruction you need. See http://taughtbyapro.com for online animation, character design, illustration, comic arts, cartoon creation and more.
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Running a Worldwide Drawing Challenge

"Running a worldwide drawing challenge" with Whitney Pollett and Lauren Barger.  We are wrapping up May, but not without talking to Tom's partners in "MerMay", the amazing Whitney Pollett and Lauren Barger!  Tony and Tom dig into how MerMay became the second largest drawing challenge on the internet and a worldwide phenomenon, what are the changes happening with the event, and how Whitney and Lauren plan on growing it!  Also, we discuss their careers in Toy Design and Character Design and how they make it all work!  
5/31/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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Eric Goldberg (Flashback Friday)

In this Flashback Friday- we go back to episode 20- the Eric Goldberg interview!  In this classic, the Disney Legend speaks about his love for 2d Animation,  his masterpiece work on the Genie in Aladdin, and what’s missing in CG animation today.  
5/17/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Victoria Ying (Flashback Friday)

Flashback Friday with Victoria Ying
5/4/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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Flashback Friday: Disney Legend Floyd Norman

The twins are crazy busy this week so we dive back to the archives for a Flashback Friday episode with Disney Legend Floyd Norman!  Hear him recount stories of meeting Walt Disney himself and being one of the first black Disney artists back in the 60s!  Enjoy!
4/19/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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AI with Niko Pueringer

The long awaited “AI discussion” episode is here!  The Bancroft’s talk all things artificial intelligence and animation with special effects guru and YouTuber Niko Pueringer of the Corridor Crew channel!  They discuss the ins and outs of the issues behind the technology that is potentially changing the animation industry. Is there a way to use it as a tool, is there a hopeful future living in the new AI world, or are we all doomed?  Let’s start the discussion! 
4/5/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mitchells VS the Machines (Flashback Fridays)

Today we go back in time to rediscover Mitchels VS the Machines. the brothers interview Mike Rianda (director), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Producers). If you missed it the first time around, you won't want to miss this. 
3/22/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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Being and Animator (Flashback Friday)

3/9/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Surviving Animation with Meridian Gray Culpepper

Many of our listeners are experiencing hard times or will be sometime soon. We brought in former Pixar intern Meridian Gray Culpepper, storyboard artist and YouTuber.  Meridian had created a popular video about “Surviving a Layoff in the Animation Industry”.  Let’s get into it! 
2/24/202456 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Legacy and Future of Irish Animation

The Legacy and Future of Irish Animation
2/9/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Bros answer your questions

Tom and Tony get together to answer YOUR questions about the animation industry in this fun, casual episode!  There's a lot of stress and layoffs in the industry right now and we want to talk it through with our listeners!  Also, the Bancroft Bros are going to Ireland next week so they put out a call to do a meet up in Dublin!  Come one, come all!  
1/26/202453 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mark Henn

In a heartfelt episode, Tom and Tony talk to their Disney animation mentor, Mark Henn, who has retired from Disney Feature Animation after 43 years of service!  Hear Disney stories from the legendary creator of classic characters like Jasmine, Young Simba, Mulan, Tatiana and more!  
1/13/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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Olan Rogers

In this episode, the Bancrofts speak with Olan Rogers, indy series creator of "Final Space" as well as the new short, "Godspeed"!  Olan has a lot to say about the pitfalls and joys of making your dream TV project in the studio system of Hollywood.  From being one of the OG Youtubers, to a showrunner/creator, having a clothing line, to owning an ice cream shop- Olan has done it all- simultaneously!  Listen and learn!  
12/30/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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"Wingfeather Saga" with Keith Lango (Head of CG Animation) and Garrett Taylor (Art Director)

Tom and Tony have a great discussion about the innovative new animated series, "Wingfeather Saga" with Keith Lango (Head of CG Animation) and Garrett Taylor (Art Director).  AND WE MEAN INNOVATIVE: The whole project is crowd funded to the tune of $5M, they are using Unreal Engine for instantaneous rendering, it has 2D sets and CG characters with painterly textures, it's based on a popular book series, and it's all being created by a small team in NASHVILLE, Tennessee?  This podcast has it all!  
12/15/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disney’s Mulan 25th Anniversary LIVE  at Lightbox Expo 2023

Welcome to Disney’s Mulan 25th anniversary podcast! This was recorded LIVE  at Lightbox Expo 2023 and includes Armand Serrano (layout artist), Chris Sanders (Head of Story), Tony Bancroft (co-director), and  Tom Bancroft (supervising Animator of Mushu)! At the last minute, Disney legend Floyd Norman (Mulan story artist) showed up and joined us as a surprise guest!  Here some great BTS stories from old people that were much younger 25 years ago!
12/1/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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The BBros Save the Studio System, with guest, John Schafer

The Bancroft Bros Save the Studio System!  What is going on with Hollywood? Layoffs, union strikes, prices are rising, and work is being outsourced!  What happened?  The Bancroft twins sit with their good friend, Director/Producer/ Entertainment expert John Schafer to figure out what's wrong with the studio system and even suggest- a solution?  Yep, we're fixing the big studios in this episode!  Listen and tell us if you agree! 
11/10/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Once Upon A Studio” directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham

Through  a mini miracle, Disney gave us quick access to interview “Once Upon A Studio” directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham!  We had a ball talking BTS stories of making this short that celebrates 100 years of Disney animation! 
10/27/202356 minutes, 24 seconds
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Engage Your Career

Engage Your Career - The Bancroft Brothers look at the current events in the industry and discuss some of the hot topics. They apply that to how their listeners need to view their careers during hard times. 
10/13/202355 minutes
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Yashar Kassai - TMNT Mutant Mayhem Production Designer

Welcome to an interview with Yashar Kassai, production designer of the new TMNT: Mutant Mayhem film!  Additionally, he was a  production designer on both Spiderverse films and The Murphy’s Vs the Machines! Hear Yashar’s wisdom of the ages about style, the difference between a production designer and an art director, and how AI can be used in the production process- all while Tony and Tom make juvenile swipes about his working on the Emoji movie!  Enjoy! 
9/29/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jim Capobianco - The Inventor

This is a special podcast for the Bancroft Brothers- they talk with old CalArts roommate and former Pixar storyboard artist Jim Capobianco on the eve of the release of his new indy animated feature film release called "The Inventor"!  We dig into all the behind the scenes stories about how it started years ago as a 2D animated short and evolved into a stop motion feature film with celebrity actors like Daisy Ridley! 
9/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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Peter de Séve

The Bancroft’s interview long- sought after superstar #animation #characterdesigner and The New Yorker cover artist, Peter de Séve !  He influenced all your fav films- from Hunchback to Finding Nemo to Mulan to creating Scrat in Ice Age!  
8/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh - Phineas and Ferb

Who would have thought a trip to France would end with the Bancroft Bros interviewing Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the creators of "Phineas and Ferb"?  Yep, when you go to the Annecy Animation film festival, you never know who you'll bump into!  Dan and Swampy were there with Disney TV to promote their new season of Phineas and Ferb and we grabbed them for a juicy interview full of behind the scenes and fun!  Enjoy!
8/11/202347 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Make a Career in Anime with Jarrett Martin

How to make a career in Anime! - In the most unexpected podcast ever- the Bancroft brothers talk anime!  We got together with anime pro, Jarrett Martin, and American who has started an anime animation studio in Japan!  Jarrett has some amazing information on how YOU could break into the anime animation business right now!  Enjoy!
7/29/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 11 seconds
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Annecy 2023 Wrap Up

Tom and Tony are still yawning from jet lag as they discuss their FIRST time going to the Annecy Animation Film Festival in France!  They talk about all the things they did and the people they saw, and even some mini-reviews of some of the sneak peeks that were screened there!  Lastly, they debate the topic: "What are the PROS and CONS of the Annecy Film Festival?  Should you go? "  Find out in this episode!  
7/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nimona

Nimona
6/30/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ming Na Wen "Flashback Friday"

In a well-timed #FlashbackFriday Bancroft Bros #animation #podcast - we represent our interview with actress @mingna_wen ! Just today, a Variety article dropped that she is the narrator to our own Tom’s live action documentary about 2d animation, as well as earlier this week, she received her own STAR on the @hollywoodwalkoffame !  Listen to the one and only trifecta- a Disney Princess (sort of), a Marvel character and a Star Wars character- Ming Na Wen!!  \\
6/9/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brad Bird "Flashback Friday"

In this RETRO rerelease of classic episodes of the Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast, we go back to one of are biggest "gets", director BRAD BIRD, from Episode #19!  We interviewed him on the cusp of his first live action film, "Tomorrowland"!  Hear the genuine fear he had about how it would be received as well as his love for 2D animation in this amazing podcast! 
5/26/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Flashback Friday: Frustrations, Flubs, and Failures

In another Retro BBros Podcast- we go back OVER 200 episodes to another listener favorite: Podcast #25- “Failures, Flubs, Frustrations”.  In this classic, the Bancroft Twins open up about mistakes and failures in their careers and how they grew from them.  Listen again and share with a friend!
5/12/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Flashback Friday: Glen Keane

By popular request!  The Bancroft Brothers are opening our archives to some of our most popular and hard to find classic episodes!  Our first “retro” release is Podcast 8- our first Glen Keane interview!  Enjoy hearing us geek out about Glen and his amazing career!
4/28/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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Favorite Things

In this fun episode, the twins take a break from interviews and talk about some of their favorite animated animators, movies, TV shows, all-time artists and “the film that got away”.  Enjoy!  
4/14/202353 minutes, 56 seconds
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AI, Art and Animation

In this episode, Tom and Tony discuss their thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and its effects on art and animation.  They also dig into their thoughts on the popular Corridor Crew video that they were featured in and the story behind how that video was created.  AI is here to stay, so let's talk about what we need to be thinking about as artists and where things are headed!
3/31/202344 minutes, 9 seconds
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“Moving Pixels” Animators Talk about Animation

“Moving Pixels” Animators Talk about Animation Anna Gopin (“Lightyear”, “The Mitchells vs the Machines”), Toniko Pantoja (“The Croods: A New Age”, “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”), and Andrew Gordon (“Ron’s Gone Wrong”, “Incredibles 2”, “Finding Dory”)  
3/18/20231 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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“Marcel The Shell with Shoes On" - Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp, and Kirsten Lepore

As part of the  Bancroft Bros Oscar 2023 series, we talk to the creators of the first A24 animated film, “Marcel The Shell with Shoes On “. We interview Dean Fleischer Camp (Director of the film) and Kirsten Lepore (Animation Director) and SNL star/actress Jenny Slate (co-creator and voice of Marcel)!  Some amazing Oscar- specific stories are shared that will surprise you about this intimate and beloved film! 
3/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse Creators

Here is our interview with the co-directors and producer of the nominated animated short, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and the Horse. Based upon the award-winning book by Charley Mackesy and directed by him and co-director Peter Baynton and produced by Cara Speller
2/17/202332 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rodney Clouden and Steve Loter

Disney TV show Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! We interviewed the show’s Producer’s Rodney Clouden and Steve Loter.
2/3/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lightbox Expo Director’s Panel

In this epic podcast, Tony flies solo as moderator for an amazing panel of Animation Directors that was originally a live event at LightBox Expo 2022!  So few made it into the room that this will be BRAND NEW for our listeners!  Listen as Tony speaks with directors Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch), Brenda Chapman (Brave), Chris Williams (The Sea Beast), and Jill Culton (Abominable).  Learn from the best how they craft a story into a blockbuster feature film!  
1/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Brian Volk-Weiss

"How to Get Your "Geek" idea sold!" - The Bros that Knows take a different path in this interview with Brian Volk-Weiss, the producer of many comedy specials and the well known docu-series "The Toys That Made Us" and "Icons: Unearthed" spotlighting the making of the Simpsons! Find out how Hollywood works behind the scenes with this ICON-ic producer!  
1/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Bancroft Brothers Looking Forward Hash It Out

As 2022 comes to a close, the Bancroft Bros discuss where the animation industry sits and where it seems to be headed in 2023. Listen and let us know what you think lies ahead in 2023! 
12/23/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson - Pinocchio on Netflix

In this EPIC podcast, the Bancroft Bros celebrate Netflix's newest animated film, "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio" by interviewing, not one, but FOUR team members- the directors, Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Gustafson first, and then Supervising animator Brian Leif Hansen and character fabricator Georgina Hayns!  This is the podcast to listen to BEFORE you watch the BEST Pinocchio film since the OG from the 40s!  Let's do this!  
12/9/202257 minutes, 36 seconds
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Arcane Interview - Lightbox Expo

The Bros went to Lightbox Expo 2022 and held a LIVE podcast with a standing room-only crowd about the amazing Netflix show “Arcane” !  Co-creator Alex Yee and Executive Producer Melinda Dilger open up about how it all started and tell some BTS stories!   
11/25/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Oni: Thunder God’s Tale - Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Sara Sampson

Hi Gang! This week’s Podcast for Friday will be our interview with the creators of Netflix’s new limited animated series "Oni: Thunder God’s Tale”. We had the pleasure to interview, via zoom, The co-creator/ Director Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, the Exec Producer Robert Kondo and the Producer Sara Sampson. It was a short interview becuase of some tech problems and their limited time. The zoom call audio is up on the Dropbox and ready for cutting.There are no sponsors mentioned in our interview so we hope that Preston can add them in. The series has already released a couple weeks ago so this is an “after the release interview”
11/11/202229 minutes, 31 seconds
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Patrick McHale LIVE

When you think of "Fall and animation" combined, how do you NOT think about "Over the Garden Wall"?!?  In this podcast, Tom and Tony host a podcast with the creator of that fall animated classic, Patrick McHale, hosted LIVE at Lipscomb University!  What's Patrick up to now, will there ever be more OTGW, and who/what are his inspirations will surely be discussed! 
10/29/202255 minutes, 59 seconds
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Henry Selick

OH YEAH- we got the director of "A Nightmare Before Christmas" talking with the Bancrofts in HALLOWEEN MONTH!  Better yet, we not only talk about that classic film but also his NEW upcoming Halloween film, co-written and produced with the great Jordan Peele:  "Wendell and Wild" coming from Netflix!  If you love creepy stop motion films (Corpse Bride, Coraline, Frankenweenie, anyone?) then this is the podcast episode for you!     
10/21/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Hash It Out - “Should you do Art Challenges?"

The Brothers discuss the pros and cons of online drawing challenges in this episode. (SPOILER ALERT: It's mostly "pros"!) While talking about all of them out there, we realize that Inktober is about to start and we make a challenge and pick a theme for what we will draw, starting now!  Oh, yeah, it's creepy and full of Disney magic! 
10/7/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
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“The Mighty Ones” - Sunil Hall & Greg Miller

The brothers Bancroft dive into what it takes to pitch and show-run an animated series for Dreamworks with this episode! Hulu’s “The Mighty Ones” is starting its 2nd season, and we interview co-creator, Sunil Hall and Exec Producer, Greg Miller about how it started as an idea to final series and the path it took along the way!
9/23/202255 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Start a Virtual Animation Studio

"How To Start a Virtual Animation Studio" - In this special edition of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tony interviews Tom about his recently launched animation company: Pencilish Studios.  In this discussion, Tom opens up about why he started the company at the start of a worldwide pandemic, what's different now from when the major studios were launching back in the 40s, and what new ways of funding there are for launching your dream company!
9/9/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Miyazaki Appreciation Episode

The Bancroft Bros finally talk anime!  More specifically,  they talk about the profound influence that Hayao Miyazaki - and Studio Ghibli- had on us and the Disney studios in the 90s!  
8/26/202259 minutes, 27 seconds
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Stephen Silver

While the cat is away, the mouse will play! With Tom out of town, Tony goes it alone with long time friend and Character Designer of the OG Kim Possible and Clerks, Stephen Silver! Tony and Stephen have an informal discussion about artistic influences, finding joy in your life and his new job as a artistic recruiter at Walt Disney TV Animation. He has gone from being an artist who showed his portfolio to Disney to now being the one to review portfolios for Disney! And he has a lot to say about how to get a job in today’s animation marketplace. Listen up y’all!
8/5/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky
7/22/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Susan Egan

Susan Egan
7/8/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Disney Stories, Part 2

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!  
6/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jodi Benson

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!  
6/10/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bobby Chiu on Lightbox Expo

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!     
5/27/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Gal Yosef

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.   To find out more about our NFT charity project with Ultiverse: https://twitter.com/0xElectricsheep for more info about Ultiverse, please follow: https://twitter.com/UltiverseDAO
5/13/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Saul Blinkoff

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!  
4/29/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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Business of Animation - Part 2

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!
4/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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Business of Animation - Part 1

This week the Brothers discuss the Business of Animation in the 1st of a 2 part series. 
4/1/202238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Veggitales creator Phil Vischer

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!
3/18/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez - Windshield Wiper

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!  
3/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why I Left the LA Animation Industry

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!
2/18/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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Blizzard Entertainment Panel

Guests Carrena Kingdom, Mary Ann Malcom, and Justin Rasch join us for our live panel with Blizzard Entertainment.
2/4/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 44 seconds
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Erick Oh - Namoo

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!
1/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Byron Howard and Jared Bush - Encanto

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!
1/7/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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Genevieve Tsai & Scott O'Brien - Animaniacs

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!   
12/23/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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Scott Wiser

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.
12/10/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chris Sanders

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! 
11/12/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Euqihua - Maya and the Three

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”!
10/29/20211 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Aliki Theofilopoulos - “Doug Unplugged”

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! 
10/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nic Smal and Lucy Heavens - Kiff

10/1/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Imogen “Mo” Sutton

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! 
9/11/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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Perspiration and Drive - Hash It Out

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"?
8/20/20211 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Daron Nefcy creator of Star Vs. the Forces of Evil

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?  
7/30/20211 hour, 23 seconds
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Space Jam: A New Legacy with Devin Crane

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! 
7/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Animation Revolution Part 4 - Spire Animation co-founders Brad Lewis and P.J. Gunsagar

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! 
6/26/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Animation Revolution Part 3 - It's Bro time and Pencilish Animation Studios

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!
6/12/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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Animation Revolution Part 2 - Fraser MacLean

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!
5/28/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Animation Revolution Part 1 - Tara Billinger and Zach Bellissimo

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! 
5/16/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Mitchells Vs The Machines - Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Mike Rianda

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!     The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com  
4/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Flower 2D Animated Short - Andrew Simmons

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!  
4/16/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kristof Serrand

Master animator Kristof Serrand speaks to the Bancroft Brothers about the state of European animation and anecdotes of Dreamwork's Prince of Egypt.   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
4/2/20211 hour, 15 seconds
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Tara Whitaker and Latoya Raveneau

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.
3/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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Mark Kennedy

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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
3/5/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mike Nawrocki

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   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
2/19/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Couples Therapy - Erika Schnellert and Nicholas Kole

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!    The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
2/5/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pete Docter

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!     The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
1/22/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why We Left Disney

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.     The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
1/8/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 43 seconds
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WolfWalkers: Ross Stewart and Tomm Moore

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
12/11/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Max Ulichney

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
11/28/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Robin Linn

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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
11/13/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brittany Myers

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. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
10/30/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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Glen Keane - Over The Moon

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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
10/23/202048 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lightbox - The Future of 2D Animation (BONUS EPISODE)

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!
10/16/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 15 seconds
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Marge Dean

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!    The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
10/2/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rise Up Animation

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.     The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
9/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mulan REdo Reunion

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!    The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by CTN Animation Expo, StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
9/4/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 22 seconds
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Back To School - Hash It Out

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
8/21/202057 minutes, 52 seconds
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Remembering Disney Florida with guests Jim Jackson and Aaron Blaise

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.   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
8/7/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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Animal Crackers

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
7/24/202058 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dan Haskett

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
7/3/20201 hour, 10 seconds
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How to get Into Disney

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
6/19/202044 minutes, 3 seconds
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Donna Lee

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
6/5/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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Animation Podcast 150 - Hash It Out - Disney Stories

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!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
5/22/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Animation Podcast 145 - The Martins Twins

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.   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
5/15/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 9 seconds
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Animation Podcast 144 - Torsten Schrank

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.   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
5/8/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 3 seconds
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Animation Podcast 143 - Kris Pearn - The Willoughbys

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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
4/24/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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Animation Podcast 142 - Working From Home

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
4/10/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Animation Podcast 141 - Hash It Out - Corona

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.   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
3/27/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Animation Podcast 140 - Mindy Johnson

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
3/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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Animation Podcast 139 - Rubén Procopio

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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
2/28/20201 hour, 54 seconds
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Animation Podcast 138 -Aardman Animations directors talk about A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
2/14/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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Animation Podcast 137 - Social Media CTN 2019

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!    The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
2/7/202058 minutes, 39 seconds
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Animation Podcast 136 - Tradigital Animation Hash it Out

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! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
1/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Animation Podcast 135 - Brett Bean on Building a Successful Freelancing Business

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
12/20/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 51 seconds
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Animation Podcast 134 - Sergio Pablos Director and Creator of Klaus

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
12/13/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Animation Podcast 133 - Pencil Test: The 2D Animation Documentary

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  
11/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Animation Podcast 132 - Character Design with Amanda Jolly

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
11/15/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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Animation Podcast 131 - Hash It Out: Disney Live Action Remakes of Animated Classics

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  
10/25/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Animation Podcast #130 - Disney Background Artist & YouTube Celebrity Laura Price!

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
10/11/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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Animation Podcast #129 - Internet Superstar Illustrator Loish

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
9/30/201953 minutes, 24 seconds
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Animation Podcast #128 - The Day Bluth Left Disney

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
9/13/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Animation Podcast #127 - Simon Otto on How To Train Your Dragon

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
8/9/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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Animation Podcast #126 - Canadian Animation Industry with Tony Tarantini

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
7/26/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
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Animation Podcast #125 - Matt Williames on his love of 2D Animation

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
7/12/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Animation Podcast #124 - Your Art, Animation, Career and Business Questions Answered

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
7/2/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Animation Podcast #123 - Designing Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse with Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park

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
6/14/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 22 seconds
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Animation Podcast #122 – Ken Duncan on Owning an Independent Animation Studio

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
5/24/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Animation Podcast #121 – Raising Artists with Cori Crismon

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!  
5/10/201952 minutes, 3 seconds
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Animation Podcast #120 - Hash It Out: Mental Attitude

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  
4/26/201955 minutes