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.

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.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast The Bancroft Brothers

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 384 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.

    Supervising on Space Jam: A New Legacy with Devin Crane

    Supervising on Space Jam: A New Legacy with Devin Crane

    Supervising on Space Jam: A New Legacy - Tom and Tony are honored to sit down with #animation industry legend Devin Crane as he tells stories of his start in animation working with Disney legends while still a teen, working on Iron Giant while still a student at CalArts and becoming the first Production Designer and Animation Director “hyphenate” EVER on Space Jam:A New Legacy! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Animation Revolution Part 4 - Spire Animation co-founders Brad Lewis and P.J. Gunsagar

    Animation Revolution Part 4 - Spire Animation co-founders Brad Lewis and P.J. Gunsagar

    In Part 4 of our “Animation Revolution” series the brothers Bancroft speak with Spire Animation co-founders Brad Lewis and P.J. Gunsagar. Find out how a Pixar vet teamed up with a tech entrepreneur to create the next big thing in Indy animation studios!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Animation Revolution Part 3 - It's Bro time and Pencilish Animation Studios

    Animation Revolution Part 3 - It's Bro time and Pencilish Animation Studios

    In part 3 of our “Animation Revolution”, Tony and Tom discuss where the independent industry is headed, the opportunities that students now have WHILE they learn and Tom discusses how, after all these years, he’s ready to get animation vets to join him and start Pencilish Animation Studios to create the next 2D animation shows with our fans!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Animation Revolution Part 2 - Fraser MacLean

    Animation Revolution Part 2 - Fraser MacLean

    In part 2 in our "Animation Revolution" series where the "Twin Bros who knows" explore new trends in the industry and how it is evolving into a more independent and international industry- they interview Fraser MacLean, 2D animation vet, author, and international animation instructor.  They discuss how doors are opening for young animation creators all over the world and there may now be more than one pathway into the industry!  Take notes, young creators, this one's for you!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Animation Revolution Part 1 - Tara Billinger and Zach Bellissimo

    Animation Revolution Part 1 - Tara Billinger and Zach Bellissimo

    Animation Revolution Part 1- in this series, the twins dive into where things are going for the animation industry right now.  Not the major studios, but the independent movement that is starting to make waves.  In this episode, they interview Tara Billinger and Zach Bellissimo, the duo behind the YouTube pilot "Long Gone Gulch".  Hear first hand how new directions are being forged for creators to DIY YOUR OWN animated series! 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Mitchells Vs The Machines - Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Mike Rianda

    The Mitchells Vs The Machines - Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Mike Rianda

    Tom and Tony hit the geek jackpot with this episode! Not only do they speak with Academy and Emmy award winning Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller but also their director Mike Rianda about their new Netflix animated feature, The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Lord, Miller and Rianda all share stories of the making of this hilarious new family film and their process of developing a high profile project with a renegade art-school philosophy. It can be done! Watch the movie and listen to the podcast for the full affect. Spoilers abound- you’ve been warned!
     
     
    The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by  StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com
     

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

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Tom and Tony are the best

This podcast was really the gateway for me to what is the animation industry. Artists went from being just names in the credits to actual people with super interesting stories of how they got where they are. Super inspired by stories like Brittany Myers, Chris Sonnenburg, or Matt Williames. Ive listened to other podcasts about animation before, and been super bored. Not with Tom and Tony. They always keep it super entertaining and never let in dead air. The fact that they're twins makes it always a fun banter, but these guys are literal animation veterans who know what theyre talking about. My favorite podcast is #47-Hash it Out 2: Dream Status, super funny and super inspiring. Never stop Tom and Tony!

Michael W Woods ,

Long Time Listener

I came across this podcast around episode 15 and have loved it from day one. I have learned a lot about the industry and been entertained and inspired hearing the journey of the incredible guests. Though the jokes tend to be of the dad variety, Tom and Tony are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended

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