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 #34 – Whatever Happened to 2D Animation

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony discuss the “End of 2D Animation” with Nik Ranieri.  Is it dead or just sleeping?  What brought its slumber on?  Will it come back?  They invite Disney animator, Nik Ranieri, one of the last 2D animators to be laid off from Disney, to [...]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #33 – Brian Kesinger Interview

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony Bancroft sit down to gab with the very busy Brian Kesinger, Disney Story artist, Marvel comic book artist, internet art god and all around nice guy.  We interrupt his dinner during overtime on “Zootopia” to talk about how he handles it all. The Bancroft [...]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #32 – Bringing Back 2D Animation with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman

In this Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast, the twins talk with animation legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman about their exciting new Kickstarter to make a “Dragon’s Lair” Movie!  Can crowd-funding “Dragon” them back into animation? The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books Find out more and back [...]

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Animation Podcast #31 – The 9 Old Men and Andreas Deja

In this special episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the B Boys talk with legendary Disney Animator Andreas Deja about his new book about “The 9 Old Men” of Disney Animation yesteryear.  Find out why he was passionate about making this book, what drove the 9 Old Men, and any animator worth their muster [...]

Animation Podcast #30 – Brenda Chapman Interview

The brothers Bancroft have the honor of hosting Story Artist and Director of “Prince of Egypt” and “Brave”, Brenda Chapman.  Tom and Tony get her to tell great stories of working on early versions of Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid, her legacy with women in animation, and where she’s headed now. Brenda Chapman is the [...]

Podcast #29 – The Claire Keane Interview

In this installment of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony Bancroft sit down with the lovely Claire Keane to pick her brain about family, her career at Disney in Visual Development, and leaving Disney to write and illustrate her own children’s books. Good times ahead in this episode! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast [...]

Podcast #28 – Getting a JOB as an Animator

How do you get a job as animator? The Bancroft Brothers are often asked how to get into animation or how to get a job at Disney. In this informative podcast, the Bancroft Brothers sit down with long time friend and 2D animator turned CG animator, Ted Ty, to discuss how you actually get a job [...]

Animation Podcast #26 – Creature Designer Terryl Whitlatch

In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Los Hermanos Bancrofts talk to the lovely and talented Terryl Whitlatch about designing creatures for the Star Wars films, her pal “George”, her childhood love of biology and archeology, and all the book projects she has dropping. The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast is presented by [...]

Animation Podcast #25 – Failures, Flubs and Frustrations

Failures, Flubs and Frustrations – Dealing with the down times in your art career. In this episode of the animation podcast, The Bancroft Brothers talk about the thing most of us don’t want to talk about: Our Failures. This episode is all about things we can do to recover from those times when things don’t [...]