Twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft get together and talk about their Disney Animation past, the present animation business, and the future of animation. Interviews with talented artists, inspirational words, and wild speculation will help you grow as a person – or not. Presented by TaughtByAPro.com – your destination for the art instruction you need. See http://taughtbyapro.com for online animation, character design, illustration, comic arts, cartoon creation and more.

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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 […]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

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 […]