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The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
55 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
“The Mighty Ones” - Sunil Hall & Greg Miller
The brothers Bancroft dive into what it takes to pitch and show-run an animated series for Dreamworks with this episode! Hulu’s “The Mighty Ones” is starting its 2nd season, and we interview co-creator, Sunil Hall and Exec Producer, Greg Miller about how it started as an idea to final series and the path it took along the way!
61 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
How To Start a Virtual Animation Studio
"How To Start a Virtual Animation Studio" - In this special edition of the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, Tony interviews Tom about his recently launched animation company: Pencilish Studios. In this discussion, Tom opens up about why he started the company at the start of a worldwide pandemic, what's different now from when the major studios were launching back in the 40s, and what new ways of funding there are for launching your dream company!
59 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Miyazaki Appreciation Episode
The Bancroft Bros finally talk anime! More specifically, they talk about the profound influence that Hayao Miyazaki - and Studio Ghibli- had on us and the Disney studios in the 90s!
77 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
While the cat is away, the mouse will play! With Tom out of town, Tony goes it alone with long time friend and Character Designer of the OG Kim Possible and Clerks, Stephen Silver! Tony and Stephen have an informal discussion about artistic influences, finding joy in your life and his new job as a artistic recruiter at Walt Disney TV Animation. He has gone from being an artist who showed his portfolio to Disney to now being the one to review portfolios for Disney! And he has a lot to say about how to get a job in today’s animation marketplace. Listen up y’all!
69 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
74 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
80 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Disney Stories, Part 2
The Bancroft Brothers go back to the "well" in this follow up to one of our most popular podcast subjects: Telling some stories about when we were at Disney in the 90s to 2000s. In this episode, Tom finally tells his "Wedding story" that almost ended his marriage before it started and all of it was planned by Tony and the Disney crew! Stay till the end when the brothers share their favorite Glen Keane moments too!
82 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The Bancroft Brothers celebrate their 200th episode with special guest, yes, The Little Mermaid herself; Jodi Benson! We dive under the sea to reminisce about the Disney film, all things childcare and Glen Keane (we said it). This one has it all!
73 minutes | May 27, 2022
Bobby Chiu on Lightbox Expo
The Bancroft Bros talk with good friend Bobby Chiu about the upcoming LIVE “Lightbox Expo” and how it all started. Bobby is a self-made success story with multiple companies all formed around teaching the next generation of concept artists! Listen and learn!
70 minutes | May 13, 2022
Ok, let’s get into it: NFT’s! The BBros discuss the controversy that is the NFT marketplace. Is it a great new business option for artists? We speak with Gal Yosef an artist who’s life was dramatically changed 2 years ago all because of his art being sold as NFTs. Yosef breaks down the most important elements to success in NFTs and makes sense of it all for the artist. To find out more about our NFT charity project with Ultiverse: https://twitter.com/0xElectricsheep for more info about Ultiverse, please follow: https://twitter.com/UltiverseDAO
73 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
In this Episode, The Bancroft’s talk to old Disney pal and Director of many Disney sequels and projects. Well, actually he talks and the Bancroft’s listen to one inspiring story after another of beating all the odds to make his dream of working for Disney come true!
64 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Business of Animation - Part 2
By popular demand of our five listeners, this episode is part 2 of the two part series, “The Business of Animation!” In this episode we discuss pricing, job titles, and much more!
38 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Business of Animation - Part 1
This week the Brothers discuss the Business of Animation in the 1st of a 2 part series.
88 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Veggitales creator Phil Vischer
Did you know that the hugely popular Veggietales was the FIRST computer animated series? In this podcast, hear from Veggitales creator Phil Vischer about how he created his revolutionary series about Christian vegetables, it's rise to success and how he lost it. Also, some amazing early computer animation history- all in this fun, live episode!
63 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez - Windshield Wiper
Academy Award nominated director and co-creators Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez join the Bancroft twins to discuss their “Best Animated Short film”, Windshield Wiper. It’s a story of passion that lasted 7 years in the making! Listen to two innovators discuss how they stayed focused inbetween creating Hollywood hit films to create a masterpiece that may go all the way!
71 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Why I Left the LA Animation Industry
The Bancroft Brothers will be together again after over 30 years of living apart! Why is Tony leaving California, the heart of the animation industry, after all these years? Retirement? Nope! Listen on and find out his reasons for making this huge decision!
84 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Blizzard Entertainment Panel
Guests Carrena Kingdom, Mary Ann Malcom, and Justin Rasch join us for our live panel with Blizzard Entertainment.
61 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Erick Oh - Namoo
Where do you go if you were a Pixar animator, animated and directed for Tonko House and now produce Academy-nominated short films like last years, Opera and this years VR short Namoo (fingers crossed)? Well, The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast of course! The BBros sit down with the ever creative Erick Oh and talk about his ambitions for storytelling and animation, his new VR short with Baobab Studios and how he spent researching and animating a curious octopus named Hank! Oh, it gets real up in here!
61 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Byron Howard and Jared Bush - Encanto
In this fun episode, the Bancroft Bros talk to the two director’s of Disney’s “Encanto”, Byron Howard and Jared Bush. Find out how the film evolved from early concepts to the entertaining film that it is! Watch it on Disney+ or at theaters first! Some minor spoilers ahead!
74 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Genevieve Tsai & Scott O'Brien - Animaniacs
The Bancroft Brothers sit down to discuss the new HULU "Animaniacs" series with the Supervising Character Designer Genevieve Tsai and Animation director Scott O'Brien! It was a fun talk about all things geeky 2d Animation, retaining the look of the original 90s hit series, and where things might be headed next for these two amazing creators!
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