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 #15 – Designing a Disney Film, The Victoria Ying Interview

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast In this episode, the Bancrofts have their FIRST female interviee: the lovely Victoria Ying! She explains her influences and process of designing characters for many Disney films including “Tangled” and “Frozen”.  Enjoy the Tom’s blah blah and Tony’s wah wah on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast! The [...]

Animation Podcast #13 – Making Artistic Goals

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast The Bancroft boys sit down and talk about the importance of making goals in your career. Tony introduces the concept of having a Vision Statement for your life. Then, they start picking on each other like 15-year olds. Lots of fun, name calling, and grand, life-changing concepts are discussed on [...]

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 [...]

Glen Keane with Bancroft Brothers

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” [...]