100 episodes

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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The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast The Bancroft Brothers

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 418 Ratings

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.

Sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com - your destination for the art instruction you need. See http://taughtbyapro.com for online animation, character design, illustration, comic arts, cartoon creation and more.

    Rodney Clouden and Steve Loter

    Rodney Clouden and Steve Loter

    Disney TV show Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! We interviewed the show’s Producer’s Rodney Clouden and Steve Loter.

    • 42 min
    Lightbox Expo Director’s Panel

    Lightbox Expo Director’s Panel

    In this epic podcast, Tony flies solo as moderator for an amazing panel of Animation Directors that was originally a live event at LightBox Expo 2022!  So few made it into the room that this will be BRAND NEW for our listeners!  Listen as Tony speaks with directors Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch), Brenda Chapman (Brave), Chris Williams (The Sea Beast), and Jill Culton (Abominable).  Learn from the best how they craft a story into a blockbuster feature film!  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Brian Volk-Weiss

    Brian Volk-Weiss

    "How to Get Your "Geek" idea sold!" - The Bros that Knows take a different path in this interview with Brian Volk-Weiss, the producer of many comedy specials and the well known docu-series "The Toys That Made Us" and "Icons: Unearthed" spotlighting the making of the Simpsons! Find out how Hollywood works behind the scenes with this ICON-ic producer!  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bancroft Brothers Looking Forward Hash It Out

    Bancroft Brothers Looking Forward Hash It Out

    As 2022 comes to a close, the Bancroft Bros discuss where the animation industry sits and where it seems to be headed in 2023. Listen and let us know what you think lies ahead in 2023! 

    • 52 min
    Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson - Pinocchio on Netflix

    Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson - Pinocchio on Netflix

    In this EPIC podcast, the Bancroft Bros celebrate Netflix's newest animated film, "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio" by interviewing, not one, but FOUR team members- the directors, Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Gustafson first, and then Supervising animator Brian Leif Hansen and character fabricator Georgina Hayns!  This is the podcast to listen to BEFORE you watch the BEST Pinocchio film since the OG from the 40s!  Let's do this!  

    • 57 min
    Arcane Interview - Lightbox Expo

    Arcane Interview - Lightbox Expo

    The Bros went to Lightbox Expo 2022 and held a LIVE podcast with a standing room-only crowd about the amazing Netflix show “Arcane” !  Co-creator Alex Yee and Executive Producer Melinda Dilger open up about how it all started and tell some BTS stories!   

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

Nik@rt ,

Love your show

I have learned so much from your show and it's encouraging. I wish I had followed my dream to the animation world but somehow I feel stuck. Hope to still grow as an artist. You guys are blessed. Btw if you walk by my cubicle it would be full of sketches because it's something I have to do.

notyournextgirlfriend ,

My favorite podcast!

Long time, happy listener of my favorite animating twins! As an aspiring animator and enthusiast, I love hearing Tom and Tony’s stories and takes on the industry as a whole and the special guests that come on. I can’t wait for every new episode that comes out and am so grateful that they both share their experiences on this platform. Definitely a must-listen for anyone whose an artist, movie lover and especially interested in the world of animation!

@KeithCartoons ,

Best Animation Industry Podcast

Tom and Tony are the best!!! I listen to their podcast as I chip away at my own animated short film. It’s so inspirational to hear tips from others in the animation industry as well as just to listen in on their brotherly banter. As a Christian, I appreciate how they are willing to talk about their faith and the role it plays in their work. I seriously want to enroll in the animation program at Lipscomb University just so I can have the chance to hang out with these two. Thanks, Bancroft brothers, and keep animating from the heart!

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