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.

Animation Podcast #10 – Finding Artistic Balance

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast In this episode of the The Brothers Bancroft Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony Bancroft discuss the ever-hard subject of finding “balance” in your artistic career.  Family, bills, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, and artistic competition are all discussed.  How do you KEEP being your best with everything/everyone taking your time?   This is [...]

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Animation Podcast #8 – The Glen Keane Interview

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast This is the BIG ONE!  The Bancroft Brothers are honored to sit down with Glen Keane the legendary creator of Ariel, Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan among others!   In the 70s, Glen came to Disney animation as the torch was passed from the Nine Old Men – and for the last [...]

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Animation Podcast #6 – The Job of Being an Animator

In the Job of Being an Animator, the Bancroft Brothers discuss the ins and outs of being an animator in 2D and in CG. Tom starts by outlining what animation is in its most basic form. Tony adds about the difference between “movement” and “performance” and they both go on to discuss “on the job” [...]

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Animation Podcast #5 – The Travis Knight Interview

Tom and Tony get real with the uniquely talented Travis Knight, head animator AND CEO of Laika Animation Studios!   They said no one could create a thriving, independent animation studio creating Stop Motion animation outside of Hollywood- but former rapper and male model Travis Knight isn’t just ANYONE.   With their just released third film, “The [...]

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Animation Podcast #4 – Funding Your Artistic Dreams: The Jamie Lopez Interview

In Funding Your Artistic Dreams: The Jamie Lopez Interview, the Bancroft Brothers get into the subject of crowdfunding your artistic dream project.  They discuss the pros and cons of crowdfunding project on either Kickstarter or Indiegogo.  Then, they call up their Disney animator veteran friend, Jamie Lopez, to discuss his ultra-successful Indiegogo crowdfunded 2d animated [...]

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Animation Podcast #3 – The Don Hahn Interview

The Bancroft Brothers are honored to have the legendary Disney Animation and live action producer Don Hahn on the show.  Don has been in the film industry for 37 years with films he’s produced ranging from great animated films like “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Emperor’s New Groove” [...]

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Animation Podcast #2 – The Aaron Blaise Interview

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk with their animation buddy, Aaron Blaise.  The three discuss their mutual days at Disney Animation, many challenges while climbing the animation ladder, his painting career, being chosen as director for the Disney film, “Brother Bear”, as well as the joys of “Life after Disney”.  Stay tuned for some [...]