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October 11, 2019
We have another edition of Breakfast With the Bancrofts recorded from the Sheraton during day three of Lightbox Expo!  The brothers interview Disney background artist and YouTube celebrity Laura Price! Enjoy a bagel and listen as they discuss how she got to Disney and her social media conquests!
September 30, 2019
This episode is a special “Breakfast with the Bancroft’s” interview at the first annual Lightbox Expo! The brothers clink, clack, and chomp their way through a great discussion with internet superstar illustrator Loish (like Low-eesh) also know as Lois. Find out what she considers her day job and how she reaches people through her social media. This one’s for you!
September 13, 2019
In this podcast the Brothers Bancroft help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Don Bluth productions - makers of great films like The Secret of Nimh, An American Tale, The Land Before a time and more - with an interview with two of the key founders, John Pomeroy and Gary Goldman. Enjoy! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
August 9, 2019
In this episode, Tony sits down in the home office of Simon Otto, the Head of Character Animation on all three of Dreamworks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon movies. Simon shares how he was first “drawn” to animation as a child in Switzerland and made his way to work for Dreamworks, first as a 2d animator and then making the change to CG animation. From working on Dreamworks first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt to the most recent Dragon film, Simon is one of DW Animation's oldest employees.
July 26, 2019
In this episode, Tom spends some time chatting with Tony… but not that Tony! Tom goes solo and interviews layout artist and instructor Tony Tarantini about the Canadian Animation industry and the history of the Sheridan College animation program! Oooo Canada, this is a good one! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
July 12, 2019
In this extended edition, Tom is in Italy so Tony is solo as he digs in with long-time friend Matt Williames about his career (Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Adam and Dog, Mary Poppins Returns, Klaus) and constant love of 2D animation. What are the limits an animator will go for his love of the medium? How about turning down CG animation work and almost starving while waiting on the “right” project! Oh yeah, Matt’s been there! Let’s hear it for the OG Hand Drawn Nomad!
July 2, 2019
In this episode, Tom plays lone wolf while Tony is in Italy! He asks his Instagram followers their burning questions about the business side of being an artist today - how do you charge for your art, should you go to art school, and how do I know if I’m good enough to make it? Tom tells all. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
June 14, 2019
In this episode, Tony goes it alone while in Italy for ETNA Comic Con with special guests Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park. This man and wife team literally helped design Sony’s Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. Shiyoon as the lead character designer and Jihyun as storyboard artist. Besides Spidey action, hear how young love budded in college, how Shiyoon proposed and how they had a baby while Spider working! This is like an Anime romance! Bam, Bap, Pow! Let’s listen now!
May 24, 2019
In this episode the twins interview friend Ken Duncan, creator of Disney heroines like Meg from Hercules and Jane from Tarzan. Since then, he’s started Duncan Studio and has worked on many films and projects, including creating the animation sequence for Mary Poppins Returns! Hang on for an animated discussion! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
May 10, 2019
Finally! In this episode, the Bancroft brothers interview the one that started it all - their mother! Cori Crismon tells some embarrassing stories and gives her thoughts on supporting an artist child - or children, in this case! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com Support the podcast on Patreon!
April 26, 2019
Tom and Tony have a casual but deep conversation about the pros and cons of being an introvert or an extrovert artist. Also, Bancroft Daughter, Caitlin, is a surprise intro guest! Dig deep with the Bancrofts as they do a Mental Attitude Hash It Out! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
April 12, 2019
In this episode, The Bancroft Brothers are recording from Laika Animation studios in Portland to talk with Chris Butler, writer and director of the stop motion film “The Missing Link”, in theaters now! Find out how we would never have had the wonder that is “the Missing Link” without Tarzan 2 and some of the other Disney sequels! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
March 22, 2019
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: Lightbox Expo! And - they get an announcement or two out of him!
March 8, 2019
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 for another episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
February 22, 2019
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 a man to leave a dream job? Find out on this episode of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast! See the extended edition on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24873078
February 8, 2019
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 The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
January 25, 2019
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!
January 11, 2019
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 Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
December 28, 2018
In this special episode, the Bancrofts(squared) get a chance to talk with two of the directors of the super hot SpiderMan: Into the Spiderverse 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 is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
December 22, 2018
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 iconic blockbuster film. Let the clinking and clanging begin! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.c
December 7, 2018
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 start their own studio!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
November 24, 2018
In this episode, Tom and Tony Hash it Out about the animation boom we are in right now. It's a great time to be a creator and animation artist and the Bancrofts discuss how it can effect you! They discuss the cyclical nature of the industry - the ups and downs they went through, the advice they were give as well as the advice they give to their students. Lot's of great information for those starting their career or planning a career in animation. Also, they play a new sponsorship game!
November 9, 2018
In this episode, the Bancrofts get into part 2 of an interview with legendary Disney and Don Bluth Productions Animator John Pomeroy.  They ask John the challenging questions like how he  walked out of his Disney dream job, taking 15 artists with him and his reasons for returning years later to create characters like John Smith and Milo Thatch. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
October 28, 2018
In this episode Tony goes solo and interviews legendary creator Butch Hartman Of “Danny Phantom” and “The Fairly Odd Parents” fame.  Butch opens up to Tony’s animation students at a special event at Azusa Pacific University about his faith, pitching projects, and why he left Nickelodeon after 20 years.
October 12, 2018
In this episode, the Bancroft twins enjoy a moment to talk all things animation, announce their CTN panels and discuss why you want to build your own “tribe” of online supporters! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
September 28, 2018
Finally, the Bancroft Brothers interview one of their top ten wants for the podcast, the legendary animator, James Baxter. Find out what one of the top five animators in the world did at the beginning of his career that set him on a lifelong path of animation success. In addition, learn what movie James wishes he could do over.  And, hear how James was lured away from Disney by Katzenberg and Spielberg. This and lots more on this amazing podcast.
September 14, 2018
In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Bros that knows talk to their good friend and artist Sean “Cheeks” Galloway about his unique comic books meet animation style of character design.  The also discuss how he broke into the animation industry almost overnight - creating the character designs for the animated Hellboy and SpiderMan series.
August 24, 2018
In this special episode, Tom and Tony are joined by some of their Patreon Patrons who pepper the pair with a plethora of pertinent professional and personal questions! Various subjects include juggling projects, mentorship, 2-D animation, of course, their faith and a whole lot more! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
August 3, 2018
Legendary Disney and Bluth animator John Pomeroy joins Tom and Tony on this episode! Of course, you will hear about his career in animation but John is an amazing painter! He talks about a new children’s book he illustrated called “Walt's Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney”. Get to know Walt like never before, plus this book comes alive with original paintings by John!
July 21, 2018
Tom and Tony hash out developing projects! They discuss ideation, creation, funding, distribution, and more… Real-world examples of how to turn that dream into reality! Some of their results may not always be what you want, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Learn from their experiences in this episode!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com, SketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com
July 6, 2018
It’s the 100th episode!! For this historic occasion, Tom and Tony are joined by Disney legend Mark Henn for a live show in front of their animation classes at Lipsomb in Tennessee and Azusa-Pacific in California! The Brothers allow Mark to do the teaching on this episode, and even have a Q&A exclusively for the Patreon sponsors! Join us for this amazing event! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com, SketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com
June 22, 2018
It’s a triple threat of names that begin with “T” as Tom and Tony are joined by Tim Hodge to reminisce about their time on “Mulan”! Tim worked in story on the film, so hear how ideas were formed, storyboards were created, and what ended up in the film, or on the cutting room floor! It’s a behind the scenes look to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!
June 8, 2018
In this episode, Tom and Tony take some time to answer their most frequently asked questions. They tackle subjects that include networking, portfolios, charging for your work, and a lot more!   Also, hear about a special project Tony is working on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mulan”!
May 25, 2018
In this episode Tom and Tony welcome Natalie Nourigat! Hear her inspiring story of commitment and drive to be the best artist she could be and finally landing her dream job working on story for Disney! And, one more thing! Natalie is offering an exclusive gift to the listeners of this podcast – a FREE copy of her comic “I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation”. Go to her website at natalienourigat.com and use the coupon code ‘Bancroft’ at check out! Offer expires one week after we post the pod
May 12, 2018
You’ve heard these words before: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work. Hear how Aaron Hartline conquered all of this to land his dream job at Pixar! From artist, to animator, to author, Tom and Tony dive into Aaron’s story and discuss his new book “Box Meets Circle”!
April 20, 2018
In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the twins step back in time a little bit as this episode was recorded at CTN Animation Expo 2017. Join Tom (minus Tony) as he hosts a panel at CTN with Jake Parker, Pernille Ørum, and Elena and Olivia Ceballos. They discuss social media, what to post, how much to post, and a lot more!
April 6, 2018
Think you can’t have a mentor because you don’t know anyone near you? Think you can’t get your project done because you don’t have the relationships? Well, think again! Tom and Tony welcome Bobby Beck to the podcast to talk about virtual mentoring and virtual studios! Bobby uses technology to bring people together – sometimes resulting in a love connection! Learn all about that, and more, in this episode!
March 24, 2018
In this episode, 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 last few years. Also, learn the art of interviewing the interviewers as Bobby takes over the podcast!
March 3, 2018
Just in time for the Academy Awards, Tom and Tony 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!
February 16, 2018
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 Beecher! They talk history, techniques, and Wallace and Gromit, of course! All that, and more, on this bonus episode!
February 9, 2018
Meet the woman behind "The Animated Life" on Instagram, 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 story!
January 26, 2018
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 along with the most epic Glen Keane story on the podcast yet!
December 29, 2017
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 in the animation industry. Prepare to be captivated by this entertaining storyteller!
December 15, 2017
Part hash-it-out, add a lot of nostalgia, and wrap it up in a tribute to their step-dad, and you have this episode! Tom and Tony invite a special guest onto the podcast – their sister Cami! Together they discuss the importance of having a good support network, especially your family. Also, you definitely want to become a Patreon supporter and listen to Extended Edition! Either way, this is one is a blast!
December 1, 2017
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 in just a couple of months!
November 16, 2017
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!
November 3, 2017
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!
October 20, 2017
Fresh off a whirlwind tour in southern California, Tom and Tony Bancroft hash out animation studios! Hear about the culture in different animation studios, how to get a job at one, and, of course, a whole lot of name dropping! All of that, and more, on this special hash it out episode!
October 6, 2017
Join Tom and Tony Bancroft as they interview the very first female head of animation for a Disney movie, Amy Smeed! They talk about her career, women in animation, and her role directing an army of animators for Moana!
September 22, 2017
You’ve never seen anything like this before! In this episode, Tom and Tony talk with Loving Vincent directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman about how they created this new animated film about Vincent Van Gogh. Learn how they blended oil paintings, live action, and animation into one unique experience. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
September 1, 2017
The past, present, and future are all discussed on this special 3-year anniversary episode of the podcast! Hear the Brothers tell their favorite moments from the last 3 years, get mellow as they ponder turning 50, and talk about current and upcoming projects!
August 18, 2017
In this follow up to the BBros Hash It Out where they claimed to “fix art schools”, Tom and Tony invite a group of artist friends to discuss their reasoning, disappointments and successes in their art school choices.  This podcast should be a mandatory primer of any artist considering going to art school!
August 4, 2017
Maybe you love animation but your drawing and animation chops just aren’t where they need to be? Have you considered writing for animation? In this episode, the Bancroft’s discuss screenwriting for film and TV with Tangled TV series screenwriter Ricky Roxburgh! Find out how he went from walking the Disney parks to writing for Rapunzel and the Tangled gang in this episode!
July 14, 2017
The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #77 - Portfolio Tips to Get You Hired! Featuring Armand Serrano Tom and Tony Bancroft dive into a podcast a long time coming: how to create a killer portfolio that will get you a job!  They invite Disney and Sony visual development pro, Armand Serrano, to help sort thru the mysteries of what the studios want to see! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software
June 29, 2017
The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #76- “Fall”-ing for Alex Hirsch  The Bancroft Brothers finally snag some time with the outspoken creator of “Gravity Falls”, Alex Hirsch!  Alex opens up about what its like to be the show runner of a hit animated TV show based on your own quirky upbringing between you and your twin sister - plus the importance of connecting with your audience!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software
June 9, 2017
In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tom and Tony unlock the mysteries of good storytelling for film and animation. Classic books on screenwriting, films, and ways to look at creating stories are all analyzed by the Wonder Twins of animation! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software
May 26, 2017
Podcast #74- Pernille Ørum interview The Brothers Bancroft have fun talking with the talented Pernille Ørum all the way from Denmark!  Find out what the day-to-day is like for a huge shinning star of the internet and character designer for the DC Superhero Girls show The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software
May 12, 2017
In their 5th “hash it out” episode, Tony and Tom Bancroft talk about their art influences. From comics, to animation, to the digital age of Instagram, get ready for a whole lot of name dropping! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software    
April 28, 2017
Only one person can claim they have worked on The Lion King every week for the past thirty years - Tom Schumacher.  Tom Schumacher is the former President of Disney Feature Animation in the 90s and currently President of Disney Theatrical.  Find out how you transition a hit film into a hit Broadway show in this episode!  TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
April 14, 2017
The twins sit down and discuss the topic of Branding Yourself and your Art with master artist/brander Jake Parker.  Jake discusses the secrets of using the Internet to get you and your artwork noticed! TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet  
March 31, 2017
In our second interview with the legendary animator Glen Keane, the Bancroft’s reveal a side of Glen you haven’t heard of before.  What drives Glen to create the passionate characters and performances that have made Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, and Pocahontas so memorable?  The answer may surprise you TheBancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
March 17, 2017
The Brothers Bancroft are honored to host two of their bucket list guests in one podcast: Ron Clements and John Musker - the long-time Disney directors and writers of classic films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog and their newest hit: Moana!  This one is an instant classic!
March 3, 2017
Dubbed the “Italian Walt Disney”, Bruno Bozzetto has been Italy’s top animator and his studio has been an icon in Italy for decades!  The Bancroft Bros interview the loveable Bruno in his hotel in Lucca, Italy during last years Lucca Comics and Games festival.  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
February 24, 2017
It’s a special Oscar-sized edition of the podcast as the golden boys interview heads of story for Oscar-nominated “Moana” – John Ripa and Dave Pimentel! Hear these industry experts talk about all things story: storyboarding, pitching movies, how they got their start, and more!
February 17, 2017
Hash It Out 4: The Bancroft Brothers Answer YOUR Questions It’s a new year, so let’s dig into some of YOUR questions about us, the podcast, animation, and what’s new for the new year!  This is gonna be a fun one! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
February 3, 2017
Tom and Tony are thrilled to have a Nickelodeon TV animation legend, Butch Hartman on the show.  Butch has one of the longest running hit shows on Nick: The Fairly OddParents but that’s not all! He also has THREE other series that he has created! Find out about the newest one, Bunsen is a Beast!, how he is taking over the internet, and what it takes to pitch and create a successful show on Nickelodeon!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
January 20, 2017
It's a bevy of brothers as the Bancrofts meet the del Carmen's! Recorded live at CTN Animation Expo, hear how three brothers went from dreaming in the Philippines to 'livin' the dream' in the animation industry. Get ready to be inspired in this special episode! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
January 6, 2017
During another fun breakfast podcast at CTN Expo 2016, the Bancroft twins sit down with comic book cover artist superstar J. Scott Campbell and his adorable partner in art, Tanya Lehoux, layout concept artist for the series “My Little Pony”.   Pass the salt and hang on for a great conversation about branding yourself, sexy girls and ponies! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
December 22, 2016
Animation Podcast #62 - Breakfast with Cory Loftis and William Joyce With glasses tinkling, the Bancrofts host a breakfast podcast with book author, illustrator, Moonbot studios founder William Joyce and - hey, who’s trying to take some jam and toast - it’s Cory Loftis, character designer of Disney’s Zootopia!  Join in on the fun with these two artistic icons!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet  
December 9, 2016
Podcast #61- Google VR with Jan and Karen  The Bancroft’s explore Google VR’s Spotlight Stories division with director Jan Pinkava and Executive Producer, Karen Dufilho-Rosen.  Their newest short, “Rain or Shine” has hit mobile phones in a big way!  Discover this new, wild world of animation in this podcast!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
November 25, 2016
On the heels of their episode about art schools, the twins interview the amazing Chris Oatley who left Disney to found the Oatley Academy. Grab a dictionary and find out his take on diplomas, careers, podcasts, and more! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet
November 11, 2016
In another casual conversation, Tom and TonyBancroft dissect the ins and outs of art education.  Can they fix the art schools?  Special guest, auction winner Jarrod Simpson, adds some personal perspective on the value he gained from going through a structured art program.  Should you go to art school?  This podcast might guide you toward your decision!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet!  
October 29, 2016
Tom and Tony have the honor of speaking with the artist that many environmental artists of this era are influenced by: Paul Felix.  The "Bros who knows" uncover a never before reveled truth about this humble artist: without him TWO Disney feature films may never have been made! Find out why and which ones on this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet!
October 15, 2016
Find out how and why the great CTN Animation Expo came about when the Bancrofts talk with its’ founder Tina Price.  She is a pioneer in so many ways - including being an early adopter of CG animation at Disney Feature Animation. Find out what drives Tina on this episode of BBAP! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet!
September 30, 2016
Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #56 - The Joe Moshier Interview  It’s a funky fly fresh podcast when the B-Boys talk character design with the amazing Joe Moshier.  DJ Joe spins some truths about designing characters for Disney and Dreamworks - including finally answering the question: who designed Kronk!    
September 16, 2016
The Bancroft Bros are fortunate to have the lovely Brittney Lee, character/ concept designer at Disney Feature Animation, on the show!  Brittney talks about her love of character creation, what got her into Disney animation when she was young, and her - wait - is she crying again?  Find out what the fuss is about in another great BBros podcast! 
September 1, 2016
The Bancroft Bros find out how to go from inbetweener on “Hercules” to show creator of a popular Disney TV series - all in this interview with the amazing Sam Levine, creator of Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
August 19, 2016
Welcome to the Kubo and the Two Twins discussion with director and Laika CEO Travis Knight!  Travis opens up about the massive amount of work and family connections involved in making Laika’s EPIC stop motion masterpiece, “Kubo and the Two Strings”.   Sit tight and enjoy this podcast - one frame at a time! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet!
August 12, 2016
What’s it like to be one of the top character designers at Disney Feature Animation on films like Tangled, Wreck it Ralph and more?  Tony takes it solo for a trip to Korea and the chance to sit with character designer Jin Kim at his new animation studio.  Find out how he got to Disney, why he left and what he’s doing now!
July 29, 2016
Were you one of the millions of kids that grew up watching “The Proud Family” TV series on the Disney Channel in the 90s?  If so, you’re in for a great show with series creator Bruce Smith.  Find out why Robin Williams called him “the Animator” and why the animation world looks up to Bruce Smith!  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!
July 14, 2016
Animation Podcast #50- Anniversary Episode with guest host Shane Sowell    The Bancroft Brothers have a very special 50th podcast celebration with guest co-host and Patreon winner Shane Sowell!  Shane turns things around and interviews the Bancrofts about the show, their careers, and advice for listeners. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!
June 29, 2016
The Bancroft Brothers explore the new documentary Life, Animated, the heartwarming story of how a family used Disney animated films as a basis to communicate with their child who was silenced by autism at an early age.  The Bancroft Brothers are honored to have star Owen Suskind and Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind on this episode.
June 17, 2016
In a surprise visit to the Pixar Animation Studio, the Bancroft twins get the chance to discuss the early days of Pixar and all things Finding Dory with director Andrew Stanton - live from Pixar! 
June 3, 2016
Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #47 - Hash it Out 2 - Dream Status Once again, Tom and Tony “hash it out” by revisiting a previous topic: where are you with your dream? Filled with lots of stories about their early days, their dreams, and, of course, a lot brotherly ribbing, this episode should inspire you to keep chasing your dream - no matter where you are in life!
May 20, 2016
Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #46 - Making The Angry Birds Movie with Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly The directors of the new Angry Birds film sit down with the Bancroft Twins to talk about taking a hugely popular video game and turning it into a star-studded animated film.  Listen, learn, get excited, and go see this big budget indy film! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!  
May 13, 2016
Tom and Tony Bancroft get a rare chance to sit down with Music Supervisor of Disney and Pixar Animation, Tom MacDougall and discuss his amazing GRAMMY AWARD winning career overseeing the music for all of your favorite Disney and Pixar films!
May 3, 2016
Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #44 - Tom and Tony Hash ItOut #1The Bancroft Bros start a new series where they get together anddiscuss artistic topics, argue, and review films.  In thispodcast, they discuss why Zootopia has done so well and why youshould include social media in your daily routine.The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented byTaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!
April 16, 2016
Months in the making, we created the ultimate podcast about the importance of having a mentor in your artistic life!  Tom and Tony interview many of their own mentors from their careers to dig deep into what you can learn from an experienced master! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books! 
April 1, 2016
It’s a fun podcast when you get the Bancroft Brothers on Skype with actress Ming-Na Wen, the voice of Disney's “Mulan” and star of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield”.  Hold on for some fun behind the scenes stories about creating a Disney Princess! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!
March 18, 2016
Animation Podcast #41 - Live from the Walt Disney Family Museum The Brothers Bancroft get the chance to see the famous Walt Disney Family Museum and record a live podcast where they interview Disney Producer Don Hahn about the life and art of Disney Legend Mel Shaw.
March 4, 2016
In a slight twist from the usual, the Bancroft’s pick the brain of amazing Marvel comic book artist Skottie Young about his animation influences as well as a candid talk about what it takes to be a comic book artist and why he’s venturing out to create his own project: “I Hate Fairyland”.
February 20, 2016
In this episode of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, the Brothers get a chance to talk with one of their mentors, animator and director Will Finn about his career and what it takes to make your comedic characters get the laugh! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books!  
February 5, 2016
Animation Podcast #38 - Indy Animation with Tomm Moore The Bancrofts talk with their new “bestie”, Tomm Moore, from his Cartoon Saloon studio in Ireland.  They talk about his two Academy Award nominated animated feature films and what it’s like being an indy animation filmmaker. Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Booksoks
January 22, 2016
In a BBros first, the twins host a LIVE podcast at The 2015 CTN Animation Expo where they interview actor Patrick Warburton about his career as Puddy, Kronk, Buzz, Brock and more. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by http://TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books 
January 8, 2016
The Hermonos Bancroft have the honor of interviewing their mentor and animation legend, Mark Henn (Disney).  They discuss designing such icons as Simba, Jasmine, and Tiana- as well as why he’s known as the "Julia Roberts of Animation"! More information at http://taughtbyapro.com/category/podcasts/  
December 18, 2015
Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast 34 - "The Jerry Maguire Moment" In a follow up to the popular "Failures" podcast, the Bancroft Brother's discuss those moments in your life where you make a life changing decision- often times right after you've taken  a fall.  The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Book
December 5, 2015
Bancroft Brothers discuss the “End of 2D Animation”.  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 discuss some of the behind the scenes of the silent death of 2D Animation! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books
November 18, 2015
Podcast #32 - Brian Kesinger Interview   Tom and Tony 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 Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books    
November 6, 2015
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?  Find out more and back this great project!  Help bring back traditional 2D animation! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donbluth/dragons-lair-the-movie The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books   
October 30, 2015
Bancroft Brothers Podcast #31- The 9 Old Men and Andreas Deja In this Special episode, 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 should know who they are! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com and sponsored by Stuart Ng Books
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