Twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft get together and talk about their Disney Animation past, the present animation business, and the future of animation. Interviews with talented artists, inspirational words, and wild speculation will help you grow as a person - or not.
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Rise Up Animation
Rise Up Animation Interview! Animator twins Tom and Tony interview the three founders of the POC promoting “Rise Up Animation”: Bobby Pontillas, Frank Abney, and Trent Correy! In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, these three industry giants jumped into action and organized professionals to review portfolios and help people of color “rise up” the latter in the animation industry. Recorded live as part of Icon Manila weekend.
Mulan REdo Reunion
The Bancroft Brothers Podcast #158- A "Mulan" RE-do Reunion" with director of the OG "Mulan" Barry Cook and song composer Matthew Wilder. The brother's come back to the film they loved working on the most at Disney, "Mulan" to discuss behind the scenes events and stories from the original film and (spoiler free) discussion of their excitement for the new live action film premiering now on Disney+! Listen up!- Fun stories and true love for Disney's best non-princess are here!
Back To School - Hash It Out
The Bancroft Brothers do a “Back to School 2020” episode! How should animation students approach the strangest semester of their lives? We give you a list - and it gets heated at times!
Remembering Disney Florida with guests Jim Jackson and Aaron Blaise
In 2004 The Walt Disney company decided to shut the doors to its second animation
studio in 50 years- the Disney Feature Animation Florida studio. In this episode Tom
and Tony talk with old friends and former Disney Florida alumni Aaron Blaise and Jim
Jackson about what made that studio so special and how it quickly became the hidden
jewel in Disney’s artistic arsenal.
Learn about the fantastically, impossible, unbelievable story of the animated film “Animal Crackers” with producer/writer/co- director Scott Sava and our own Tony Bancroft (co- director) in this episode! How do you make an animated film outside the Hollywood system? Not easily and not without a roller coaster ride! Listen and learn!
In this episode, the Bancroft Brothers speak with legendary animator and character
designer Dan Haskett! They talk about his stellar career and Dan addresses his
thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how much we still need to see its
effects in animation!
Flip, Roll, Repeat!
Being in my 9th work year in the industry, I immensely enjoy listening to veterans of traditional animation discussing the heritage, realities and possibilities of the animated medium. The Pencil Is Mighty!