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Taught By A Pro (.com) presents the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.  

Hosted by twin brothers, Tom and Tony Bancroft, who are former Disney animators and directors, this podcast is chock full of interviews with top animation luminaries, optimistic viewpoints, inspirational ideas, and picking on each other until mom finds out.  Enjoy!

Online Courses for Aspiring Animators, Comic Artists, Character Designers and Illustrators.  A website made by artists FOR artists to learn and improve their skills.

We, just like you, have seen how hard it is to break into the artistic industry of your choice.  The hurdles seem nearly insurmountable.  The high cost of art schools (and lingering debt that comes with them), the competition to get into your artistic “dream job”, finding experienced professionals to give you artistic guidance, getting your portfolio together and making it the best it can be – these are obstacles we all face!  We believe we have the solution!  While there are great websites that have either: inexpensive lessons, top professionals, or video lessons that you can watch on your own timeframe- none of them have ALL THREE!  We do. 

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Bancroft Bros Podcast #01- Who are Tom and Tony?

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The Bancroft Bros discuss their careers, Mom’s Sex Talk, Dreamwork’s Animation, the future of 2D animation, and Glen Keane’s “DUET” animated short for Google, and Q an...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #04- Funding your Dreams/ The Jamie Lopez Interview

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The Bancroft Bros get into the subject of crowdfunding your artistic dream project.  They discuss the pros and cons of running a crowdfunding project on either Kickstarter or Indiegogo.  ...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #02- The Aaron Blaise Interview

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In this episode, Tom and Tony talk with their animation buddy, Aaron Blaise.  The three discuss their mutual days at Disney Animation, many challenges while climbing the animation ladder, his ...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #05- The Travis Knight Interview

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Tom and Tony get real with the uniquely talented Travis Knight, head animator AND CEO of Laika Animation Studios!   They said no one could create a thriving, independent animation studio creat...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #03- The Don Hahn Interview

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The Bancroft Brothers are honored to have the legendary Disney Animation and live action producer Don Hahn on the show.  Don has been in the film industry for 37 years with films he’s pr...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #14—Breaking Into Animation

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Tom and Tony sit down to talk with their friend: animator Andrew Feliciano.   He discusses his early years of schooling, mentorship, paying his dues, his love of 2D animation and transition in...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #12- Character Design at Pixar: The Daniel Munoz Lopez interview

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If you’ve seen any of the recent Pixar “Art of” books then you know Daniel Munoz Lopez.  He is a master character designer and environmental concept artist that has been at P...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #15- Designing a Disney Film: The Victoria Ying Interview

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In this episode, the Bancrofts have their FIRST female interviewee: the lovely Victoria Ying! She explains her influences and process of designing characters for many Disney films including “...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #10- Finding Artistic Balance

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The Brothers Bancroft discuss the ever-hard subject of finding “balance” in your artistic career.  Family, bills, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, and artistic competition are al...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #13--Making Artistic Goals

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The Bancroft boys sit down and talk about the importance of making goals in your career.  Tony introduces the concept of having a Vision Statement for your life.  Then, they start picking...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #07- Pitching for Animation/ The Doug TenNapel Interview

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In this episode Los Hermanos Bancroft discuss the art of Pitching your TV and Film concepts to animation studios.  Joining them is the uber talented creator Doug TenNapel.   As the creato...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #08- The Glen Keane Interview

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This is the BIG ONE!  The Bancroft Brothers are honored to sit down with the legendary creator of Ariel, Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan among others!   In the 70s, Glen came to Disney animati...