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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
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One of my favorite podcasts

By Ore wa Tom desu - May 10 2020
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I love the podcast. It is so amazing to hear from so many great animators.

A Disney Renaissance Faire!

By Landon Lovette - Oct 28 2019
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Amazing podcast! All it needs is more stories about what working at Disney was like in the 90s.

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
298
8
6
1
3

One of my favorite podcasts

By Ore wa Tom desu - May 10 2020
Read more
I love the podcast. It is so amazing to hear from so many great animators.

A Disney Renaissance Faire!

By Landon Lovette - Oct 28 2019
Read more
Amazing podcast! All it needs is more stories about what working at Disney was like in the 90s.
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The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Latest release on Jul 24, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Animation Podcast #70 - Animated by Faith: Glen Keane

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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

Mar 31 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #2: Animation Podcast #110 - Robert Kondo & Tonko House

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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

Dec 07 2018

52mins

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Rank #3: Animation Podcast #52 - Character Design at Disney: The Jin Kim Interview

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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!

Aug 12 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: Animation Podcast 132 - Character Design with Amanda Jolly

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In this episode, the Bancroft twins speak with character designer Amanda Jolly! She speaks about how she got the job on the hit “Tangled” TV Series and the day to day lifestyle of being a character designer on a major studio show.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Nov 15 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: Podcast #77 - Portfolio Tips to Get You Hired with Armand Serrano

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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

Jul 14 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: Animation Podcast #112 - Into the Spider-Verse

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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 is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Dec 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: Podcast #79 - Talking Art School

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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!  AND - watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Aug 18 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #8: Animation Podcast #86 - Cuphead The Game

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Dec 01 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Podcast #71 - Branding Yourself and Your Art with Jake Parker

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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

Apr 14 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: Podcast #69 - Directing Moana with Ron Clements and John Musker

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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!

Mar 17 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #11: Animation Podcast #83 - Hash It Out: Animation Studios

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Oct 20 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Animation Podcast 131 - Hash It Out: Disney Live Action Remakes of Animated Classics

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After a busy summer of travel, the Bancrofts finally get a chance to sit down and talk a bit.  Lots of topics are discussed including; how the Bros feel about all their 2d Disney films (Mulan, Lion King & Aladdin) are being made into live action films!  Get the scoop here!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Oct 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #13: Podcast #80 - Hash It Out 6 - Three Year Anniversary

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Sep 01 2017

1hr

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Rank #14: Animation Podcast #88 - The Jorge Guitierrez Interview

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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!   The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books & SketchWallet

Dec 29 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #15: Animation Podcast #62 - Breakfast with Cory Loftis and William Joyce

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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

Dec 22 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #16: Animation Podcast #123 - Designing Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse with Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jun 14 2019

1hr 53mins

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Rank #17: Animation Podcast #102 - The John Pomeroy Interview

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.comSketchWallet.com & GalleryNucleus.com

Use coupon code bancroft2018 to receive 15% off everything from GalleryNucleus.com except original art (coupon expires 11/1/18)

Aug 03 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #18: Animation Podcast #63 - Breakfast with J. Scott Campbell and Tanya Lehoux

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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

Jan 06 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #19: Animation Podcast 105 - The James Baxter Interview

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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.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Sep 28 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Animation Podcast 135 - Brett Bean on Building a Successful Freelancing Business

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In another CTN Expo “Breakfast with the Bancrofts”, the twins dine with character designer Bret Bean. He discusses the life of a freelancer and the do’s and don’ts that will help you get a job! Enjoy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Dec 20 2019

1hr 15mins

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Animal Crackers

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jul 24 2020

58mins

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Dan Haskett

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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!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jul 03 2020

1hr

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How to get Into Disney

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In this episode the twins answer the question- once and for all- that they get more than any other: “How do I get into Disney?” Find out what it takes to win the gold medal of animation: a job at Disney!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jun 19 2020

44mins

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Donna Lee

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In this episode the Bancroft twins speak with Disney storyboard artist Donna Lee! Find out what it’s like to help shape the stories that will define the childhoods of a generation!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jun 05 2020

1hr 8mins

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Animation Podcast 150 - Hash It Out - Disney Stories

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It’s the big 1-5-0 episode of the podcast and the Bancroft brothers are Hashing IT Out - they tell some of their favorite Disney Animation stories!  Favorite celebrity they’ve met? Hardest scene to animate? Hidden Disney images in the films? Find out in this episode! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

May 22 2020

1hr 6mins

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Animation Podcast 145 - The Martins Twins

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In this special episode, the Bancroft bros talk to fellow twin animation artists Sergio and Edgar Martins- both of whom worked on Netflix’ fantastic “Klaus” animated feature film! What’s it like being twin artists? Twin to twin we compare notes.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

May 15 2020

1hr 20mins

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Animation Podcast 144 - Torsten Schrank

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In this episode the brothers interview the talented character designer behind the hit Netflix film “KLAUS” – Torsten Schrank! Find out how to stay fresh when you have to design- literally- hundreds of characters for a feature film and what his day to day was like on KLAUS.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

May 08 2020

1hr 28mins

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Animation Podcast 143 - Kris Pearn - The Willoughbys

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Join the Bancroft Brothers as they get to know Kris Pearn, the creative genius behind the “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs” films as well as the new Netflix original film “The Willoughbys “!  Kris talks about the things he’s learned along the way that make him the perfect director for this unique new film!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Apr 24 2020

1hr 7mins

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Animation Podcast 142 - Working From Home

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In this episode, Los Hermanos Bancroft speak with some old Disney friends – Director/ animator Aaron Blaise and Concept artist/ Art Director Armand Serrano – about working from home as an artist. Find out how our new world is making things challenging but also providing opportunities that didn’t exist before!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Apr 10 2020

1hr 14mins

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Animation Podcast 141 - Hash It Out - Corona

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In this episode, twin animators Tom and Tony Hash It Out over how the Covid-19 virus is starting to affect the animation world. Also- They share some positive news, discuss how hard it is to draw Bugs Bunny and Tony lectures Tom again.  

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Mar 27 2020

1hr 3mins

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Animation Podcast 140 - Mindy Johnson

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In this episode, the Bancroft’s speak with author and animation historian Mindy Johnson about her book “The Women of Ink and Paint” as well as how things have changed and evolved for women in Animation through the years. Enjoy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Mar 13 2020

1hr 13mins

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Animation Podcast 139 - Rubén Procopio

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This episode the Bancroft's enjoy a conversation with their good friend, Disney and Warner Brothers Animation artist Rubén Procopio!  Rubén is a multi-talented artist that sculpted the final maquettes for films like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, was the head of clean up in the Florida Disney studio, is a comic book artist and- well, you name it- he's done it!  Even more fascinating, find out how the Procopio family are Disney legacy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Feb 28 2020

1hr

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Animation Podcast 138 -Aardman Animations directors talk about A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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For this episode, The Bancroft Brothers discuss the newly released Netflix stop motion film, “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” with its two directors Richard Phelan & Will Becher. Straight from England, Will and Richard discuss working at the world famous Aardman Animations on a huge international property as it leaps from TV to feature films! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Feb 14 2020

1hr 17mins

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Animation Podcast 137 - Social Media CTN 2019

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In this podcast, pre-recorded LIVE from CTN Animation Expo 2019,  Los Hermanos Bancroft interview two prominent social networking artists: Laura Brouwers, known as “Cyarine” online with 1.5 Mill followers and Asia Ladowska aka “ladowska” with over a million followers. They deep dive into how they became known online and ways to use social networking to make a living as an artist!  Learn from these pros some ways you can improve your presence online! 

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Feb 07 2020

58mins

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Animation Podcast 136 - Tradigital Animation Hash it Out

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In this episode Tom and Tony dive into the subject of “tradigital” Animation and how it may be the answer to how 2D animation comes back to the big screen!  This one is for all of you that want to know what the good 2d animation apps are and how to build a virtual animation studio!  Enjoy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Jan 17 2020

1hr 3mins

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Animation Podcast 135 - Brett Bean on Building a Successful Freelancing Business

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In another CTN Expo “Breakfast with the Bancrofts”, the twins dine with character designer Bret Bean. He discusses the life of a freelancer and the do’s and don’ts that will help you get a job! Enjoy!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Dec 20 2019

1hr 15mins

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Animation Podcast 134 - Sergio Pablos Director and Creator of Klaus

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In this exciting episode the Bancroft Brothers have a one in one talk during CTN Expo 2019 with Sergio Pablos, the Creator and director of Netflix’s “Klaus”! You don’t want to miss this one!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Dec 13 2019

1hr 3mins

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Animation Podcast 133 - Pencil Test: The 2D Animation Documentary

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In a special episode, Tony interviews director Phil Earnest and his own brother, Tom, the director and producer (respectively) of the in-production live action documentary “Pencil Test” a celebration of 2d animation.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Nov 30 2019

1hr 6mins

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Animation Podcast 132 - Character Design with Amanda Jolly

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In this episode, the Bancroft twins speak with character designer Amanda Jolly! She speaks about how she got the job on the hit “Tangled” TV Series and the day to day lifestyle of being a character designer on a major studio show.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Nov 15 2019

1hr 28mins

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Animation Podcast 131 - Hash It Out: Disney Live Action Remakes of Animated Classics

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After a busy summer of travel, the Bancrofts finally get a chance to sit down and talk a bit.  Lots of topics are discussed including; how the Bros feel about all their 2d Disney films (Mulan, Lion King & Aladdin) are being made into live action films!  Get the scoop here!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughByAPro.com & sponsored by StuartNgBooks.com & SketchWallet.com

Oct 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
298
8
6
1
3

One of my favorite podcasts

By Ore wa Tom desu - May 10 2020
Read more
I love the podcast. It is so amazing to hear from so many great animators.

A Disney Renaissance Faire!

By Landon Lovette - Oct 28 2019
Read more
Amazing podcast! All it needs is more stories about what working at Disney was like in the 90s.