Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #61 – Google VR with Jan Pinkava and Karen Dufilho-Rosen

The Bancroft’s explore Google Spotlight Stories division with director Jan Pinkava and Executive Producer, Karen Dufilho-Rosen. These creative storytellers have produced 9 shorts in less than 4 years and they’re just getting started! Their newest VR short, “Rain or Shine” has hit mobile phones in a big way! JUST ANNOUNCED: Their short PEARL has been shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Animated Short and nominated for 4 Annie Awards along with Rain Or Shine’s 2 Annie Award nominations.

AND…Google Spotlight Stories is being honored with the UB IWERKS TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at this coming Annies! Discover this new, wild world of virtual reality animation from the folks on the forefront!


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

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