Tom Bancroft

Exhibiting | Presenting
CalArts alumni, Former Disney Supervising animator for 12 years, Creator of #MerMay, Creator of "Mushu" the dragon, Founder of Lipscomb University, Animation program, Author of 2 Character Design books, Podcaster, CEO of Pencilish Animation Studios

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Creating the world of ARCANE

Friday 10/14 12:10PM - 1:10PM Room 207

Tom Bancroft, Tony Bancroft, Alex Yee, Melinda Dilger

Arcane show co-creator Alex Yee and Exec Producer/ Head of Production Melinda Dilger join Disney animation vets Tom and Tony Bancroft for a LIVE Bancroft Bros Animation podcast! After just winning an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, it’s a good time to honor the Arcane team with this live interview. We will talk about how this production started and the innovated animation and art direction techniques for this groundbreaking Netflix series!

Sunday 10/16


Moving Pixels: All-Star Animators Panel

Sunday 10/16 10:40AM - 11:40AM Room 104-105

Andrew Gordon, Anna Gopin, Toniko Pantoja, Tom Bancroft

Talk about bringing artwork to life! Animators Anna Gopin (“Lightyear”, “The Mitchells vs the Machines”), Toniko Pantoja (“The Croods: A New Age”, “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”), and Andrew Gordon (“Ron’s Gone Wrong”, “Incredibles 2”, “Finding Dory”) share how and why they got into animation, the challenges they face during the animation process, and answer audience questions about how to become successful animators in the industry. Moderated by Tom Bancroft.