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.

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Animation Podcast #98 – Hash It Out – Q & A With Tom and Tony

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony take some time to answer their most frequently asked questions. They tackle subjects that include networking, portfolios, charging for your work, and a lot more!   Also, hear about a special project Tony is working on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”! The [...]

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Animation Podcast #97 – The Natalie Nourigat Interview

In this episode Tom and Tony welcome Natalie Nourigat! Hear her inspiring story of commitment and drive to be the best artist she could be and finally landing her dream job working on story for Disney! And, one more thing! Natalie is offering an exclusive gift to the listeners of this podcast ? a FREE [...]

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Animation Podcast #96 – The Aaron Hartline Interview

You’ve heard these words before: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work. Hear how Aaron Hartline conquered all of this to land his dream job at Pixar! From artist, to animator, to author, Tom and Tony dive into Aaron’s story and discuss his new book “Box Meets Circle”! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com [...]

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Animation Podcast #94 – Virtual Studios with Bobby Beck

Think you can’t have a mentor because you don’t know anyone near you? Think you can’t get your project done because you don’t have the relationships? Well, think again! Tom and Tony welcome Bobby Beck to the podcast to talk about virtual mentoring and virtual studios! Bobby uses technology to bring people together - sometimes resulting [...]

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Animation Podcast #93 – The Bobby Pontillas Interview

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony spend time with Bobby Pontillas! Hear how Booby came out of school wanting to be a hand drawn animator during the time CG was taking over! But, he overcame that and has become a CG animator on some the biggest hits of the [...]

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Animation Podcast #92 – The Nora Twomey Interview

Just in time for the Academy Awards, Tom and Tony Bancroft talk with Nora Twomey from Cartoon Saloon in Ireland! Nora is the co-director of “The Secret of the Kells” and director of the Oscar-nominated animated movie “The Breadwinner“! Join them as they discuss the movie and the other amazing work this studio is doing! [...]

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Animation Podcast #91 – Nick Park on ‘Early Man’

Join Tony (without Tom) as he talks with Nick Park of Aardman Studios about their new film “Early Man“, followed by a two-fer with Animation Directors Merlin Crossingham and Will Becher! They talk history, techniques, and Wallace and Gromit, of course! All that, and more, on this bonus episode! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is [...]

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Animation Podcast #90 – The Amanda MacFarlane Interview

Meet the woman behind “The Animated Life” on Instagram (@theanimatedlife), Amanda MacFarlane! See how she started drawing without any formal training, and just a book of Norman Rockwell paintings, to go on and amass 200,000 followers on Instagram and a professional portfolio – all while being a stay-at-home mom of 3! This is one amazing [...]

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Animation Podcast #89 – The Chris Sonnenburg Interview

Join the Bancroft Brothers as they talk with the executive producer of the Tangled TV series, Chris Sonnenburg! Hear his journey from CalArts to producer.  Plus the most epic Glen Keane story on the podcast yet! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet   Sponsored [...]