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.

Bobby Chiu

Animation Podcast #118 – Bobby Chiu & LightBox Expo

In this episode Tom and Tony talk to their amazing concept artist friend Bobby Chiu. Find out what drives Bobby to be the best he can be in all of his different businesses: online teaching through Schoolism.com, his Imaginism concept studio, publishing and more! Best yet, he tells the brothers all about his newest creation: […]

Animation Podcast #117 – Goro Fujita and the Future of VR

The Bancroft’s welcome Goro Fujita to the show as they talk all things virtual reality. Goro co-created the Quill VR animation and drawing software that is now owned by Facebook. Find out why he says that 2d animators are going to be more needed than ever in the world of VR animation. So, hold tight […]

Andrew Chesworth on the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcas

Animation Podcast #116 – The Andrew Chesworth Interview

With the Academy Awards looming, the Bancroft bros interview Andrew Chesworth, co-director of the animated short “One Small Step”. Hear of his love of 2D animation, how he switched to CG animation, and rose to the top as a Disney animator only to leave it to start Taiko animation studio with his partners! What drives […]

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Animation Podcast #115 – Hash It Out: The Oscars

Hang on as the animation twins get together for a casual talk about the animation shorts and features that are nominated for the 2019 Academy awards, reference Glen Keane and Spiderverse somehow, announce a new animation project for 2019 they are doing together, and generally act childish – all on this special Oscars episode of […]

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Animation Podcast #114 – Brian Hull – YouTube Star

In this episode, Tom and Tony talk to friend and viral YouTuber Brian Hull. Brian is a voice performer of many Disney tribute songs sung in the voices of over 50 Disney characters. He discusses his overnight fame and how he is segueing it into real voice acting work for Disney and others! The Bancroft […]

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Animation Podcast #113 – Stop Motion with Rachelle Lambden

The Bancroft Brothers speak with fantastic stop motion animator Rachelle Lambden. She opens up about the inner workings of LAIKA studios and working on films like Frankenweenie, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming Missing Link. Sit back as we analyze her life one frame at a time. The Bancroft Brothers Animation […]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #112 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In this special episode, the Bancrofts (squared) get a chance to talk with two of the directors of the super hot Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film- just days after opening weekend! Find out what “special sauce” made this film the best SpiderMan movie of the decade – or – ever! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast […]

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Animation Podcast #111 – James Woods & Mary Poppins Returns

The Bancrofts enjoy talk and enjoy a meal on another a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast from CTN 2018. This time they are joined by the huge new talent James Woods, character designer for the film “Mary Poppins Returns”. Find out how he rose from student at CalArts to designing characters for Disney on an […]

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Animation Podcast #110 – Robert Kondo & Tonko House

Join Tony and Tom in a “Breakfast with The Bancrofts” podcast at CTN 2018 as they speak with their mouths full with former Pixar art director and now Tonko House co-owner and co-director of “The Dam Keeper”, Robert Kondo. Robert discusses his partnership with Dice Tsutsumi and their decision for them to leave Pixar to […]