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It's up now!  This is our third Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast- and I think it's the BEST one yet!  We interview the legendary Disney animation Producer DON HAHN!  Don has produced Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Nightmare Before Christmas, and the new Malificent among SO many others!  Check it out here:…
and tomorrow or so, listen to it on iTunes. Please leave a review and comments there too! 


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Tom Bancroft
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I'm a former Disney supervising animator (Mushu from Mulan and a few others) as well as director at Big Idea Productions (Veggietales) for a couple years. For 7 years I co-owned an illustration/animation development studio, Funnypages Productions just outside of Nashville, TN.

I am now working on my own freelancing and doing other contract work for TV, film, comics children's books, video games and other kids stuff!

I wrote and drew 4 issues of my creator- owned series, "Opposite Forces". Also, I wrote and illustrated the character design instructional book "CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY" through Watson-Guptill publishing. My next book "CHARACTER MENTOR" comes out in 2012 from Focal Press publishers.

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StitchxToothless Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Hi Mr. Bancroft!

I recently reread your "Don't go to art school"  journal entry and was wondering if you had any suggestions for what I should do after I graduate High School.  I don't care about getting a degree in art/animation;  I just want to learn how to draw and animate like a professional.  Most of my elders have told me that I need a degree to get hired... but isn't a good reel better than a piece of paper?
RandomCartoonz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Hi Tom ^^

Do you have any tips for drawing people.. naked? 
If so, I'd love to hear.
Your books are amazing!
tombancroft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
A mirrror?  Kidding.  Most all anatomy books and life drawing classes have nude models, so the info is out there.  I'm glad you like my books. Thanks. 
RandomCartoonz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Ha! Good one. Thank you! :hug:
SecretHideInTheStars Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So I tried drawing Simba because tutorials were driving me insane, I never got the head right. I decided how about i try drawing freehand one of yours, so I did. Here to go compare now.… Yours

secrethideinthestars.deviantar… mine
tombancroft Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
That's cool.  Its a great start, keep up the good work!
Ernimator Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer

A little bump for James Lopez's Steampunk project:…

We 2D animator's need some quality projects to work on. :)
tombancroft Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Already "bumped" (backed it), "sold" it on the internet, AND interviewed him in our podcast- which comes out in a week (friday).  Its called The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.  check it out on iTunes.
Ernimator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'll check it out. You da man!
KateROCK666 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please tell my what are you think about it…
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