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 #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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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 & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet   Sponsored […]

Animation Podcast #88 – The Jorge Guitierrez Interview

Destined to be an instant classic, Tom goes solo at CTN Animation Expo and interviews the creator of the “El Tigre” TV show and the movie “Book of Life” – Jorge Gutierrez! Learn how a conversation with Jorge’s grandfather to be “super macho” drove him to an incredible work ethic and contributed to his success […]

Animation Podcast #86 – Cuphead The Game

Tom and Tony have longed to see 2D animation make a comeback, but they never expected this: a hand-drawn video game?! In this episode, the Bancroft Brothers talk to Chad Moldenhauer who, along with his brother, created the game “Cuphead”. Learn the story behind this unique game that has already sold over a million copies […]