Monday, February 3, 2014

The Bancroft Brothers and the Annie Awards in the MCL

Mushu and Mulan
Tom and Tony Bancroft are identical twin brothers who each spent about a dozen years at Disney working on memorable films like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. They worked closely together on Mulan, which Tony co-directed and where Tom animated the tiny and feisty dragon Mushu.

The Bancroft Brothers are my guests in The Mouse Castle Lounge today and they talk with me about their mutual interest in drawing growing up, their education at Cal Arts, and the people who inspired and mentored them at Disney. They also give their insight into the state of 2D animation, which Tom says is "not dead, but it's in a coma."

Also in the Lounge, I recap this past weekend's Annie Awards, where Disney had a strong showing with Frozen, Toy Story OF TERROR and Disney Mickey Mouse.

We're celebrating animation in today's edition of The Mouse Castle Lounge. Enjoy!


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  1. It was great fun TIM, thanks! If any of the listeners want to keep up with the goings-on of the Bancroft Brothers, I suggest our Facebook Fan page: