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Andrew Chesworth on the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcas

Animation Podcast #116 – The Andrew Chesworth Interview

With the Academy Awards looming, the Bancroft bros interview Andrew Chesworth, co-director of the animated short “One Small Step”. Hear of his love of 2D animation, how he switched to CG animation, and rose to the top as a Disney animator only to leave it to start Taiko animation studio with his partners! What drives […]

Animation Podcast #115 – Hash It Out: The Oscars

Hang on as the animation twins get together for a casual talk about the animation shorts and features that are nominated for the 2019 Academy awards, reference Glen Keane and Spiderverse somehow, announce a new animation project for 2019 they are doing together, and generally act childish – all on this special Oscars episode of […]

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Animation Podcast #114 – Brian Hull – YouTube Star

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk to friend and viral YouTuber Brian Hull. Brian is a voice performer of many Disney tribute songs sung in the voices of over 50 Disney characters. He discusses his overnight fame and how he is segueing it into real voice acting work for Disney and others! The Bancroft […]

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Animation Podcast #113 – Stop Motion with Rachelle Lambden

The Bancroft Brothers speak with fantastic stop motion animator Rachelle Lambden. She opens up about the inner workings of LAIKA studios and working on films like Frankenweenie, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming Missing Link. Sit back as we analyze her life one frame at a time. The Bancroft Brothers Animation […]

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Animation Podcast #112 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In this special episode, the Bancrofts (squared) get a chance to talk with two of the directors of the super hot Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film- just days after opening weekend! Find out what “special sauce” made this film the best SpiderMan movie of the decade – or – ever! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast […]

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Animation Podcast #111 – James Woods & Mary Poppins Returns

The Bancrofts enjoy talk and enjoy a meal on another a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast from CTN 2018. This time they are joined by the huge new talent James Woods, character designer for the film “Mary Poppins Returns”. Find out how he rose from student at CalArts to designing characters for Disney on an […]

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Animation Podcast #110 – Robert Kondo & Tonko House

Join Tony and Tom in a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast at CTN 2018 as they speak with their mouths full with former Pixar art director and now Tonko House co-owner and co-director of “The Dam Keeper”, Robert Kondo. Robert discusses his partnership with Dice Tsutsumi and their decision for them to leave Pixar to […]

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Animation Podcast #108 – The John Pomeroy Interview Part 2

In this episode, the Bancrofts get into part 2 of an interview with legendary Disney and Don Bluth Productions Animator John Pomeroy.  They ask John the challenging questions like how he walked out of his Disney dream job, taking 15 artists with him and his reasons for returning years later to create characters like John […]

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Animation Podcast #107 – The Butch Hartman Interview

In this episode, Tony goes solo and interviews legendary creator Butch Hartman Of “Danny Phantom” and “The Fairly Odd Parents” fame.  Butch opens up to Tony’s animation students at a special event at Azusa Pacific University about his faith, pitching projects, and why he left Nickelodeon after 20 years. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is […]