The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast provides an entertaining and educational look at animation. Tom Bancroft and Tony Bancroft discuss the art and business of animation with some of the industries biggest talents from Glenn Keane to Brad Bird to Don Hahn.

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #85 – The Wingfeather Saga

In this episode, the Bancroft Brothers hear how a group of entrepreneurs from all over the country came together to create an animated short based on the award-winning and best-selling Wingfeather Saga novels. From their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to details on their creative process, get an inside look at this indie film!  See the trailer [...]

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Animation Podcast #84 – The Shannon Tindle Interview

Tom and Tony chat with award-winning character designer, writer, and director Shannon Tindle! They discuss everything from how he got into animation, Kubo, Google Spotlight, to what he’s doing now. All of that, and a whole lot more, in this jam-packed episode! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart [...]

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Animation Podcast #83 – Hash It Out: Animation Studios

Fresh off a whirlwind tour in southern California, Tom and Tony Bancroft hash out animation studios! Hear about the culture in different animation studios, how to get a job at one, and, of course, a whole lot of name dropping! All of that, and more, on this special hash it out episode! The Bancroft Brothers [...]

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Animation Podcast #82 – The Amy Smeed Interview

In this edition of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podocast, join Tom and Tony as they interview the very first female head of animation for a Disney movie, Amy Smeed! They talk about her career, women in animation, and her role directing an army of animators for Moana! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by [...]

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Animation Podcast #80 – Hash It Out 6 – Three Year Anniversary

    The past, present, and future are all discussed on this special 3-year anniversary episode of the podcast! Hear the Brothers tell their favorite moments from the last 3 years, get mellow as they ponder turning 50, and talk about current and upcoming projects! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & [...]

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Animation Podcast #79 – Talking Art School

In this follow up to the BBros Hash It Out where they claimed to “fix art schools”, Tom and Tony Bancroft 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 [...]

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Animation Podcast #78 – Writing for Animation: Ricky Roxburgh

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 [...]

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

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 [...]