Tony Bancroft

Exhibiting | Presenting


Tony Bancroft realized a childhood dream when he was hired to animate for Walt Disney Animation Studios. During his 12-year career with Disney Studios, Bancroft helped create and animate Pumbaa, the lovable warthog in The Lion King; Kronk, the dim-witted sidekick in The Emperor’s New Groove; Cogsworth the nervous clock from Beauty and the Beast; and Iago the pestering parrot in Aladdin. He was the co-director of Disney’s Mulan, for which he received the Annie Award for Director of the Year; and animation supervisor of Sony’s Stuart Little 2, for which he received the Visual Effects Society’s top award for character animation. Tony recently went back into animation for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, Warner Bros. Space Jam 2, and Disney’s Disenchanted. He and his twin brother, Tom, started a popular podcast focusing on the animation industry called The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast, which is the #1 podcast for animation on iTunes.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/27 4:30PM - 6:00PM

“Pencils Vs. Pixels” Feature Film

Room 101-102 | Tom Bancroft, Tony Bancroft

This is the California premiere of the live action documentary, "Pencils Vs. Pixels", produced by Tom Bancroft. The film tells the story (from the mouths of the artists, not the executives) of what happened to 2D animation in the 2000s. From a glorious rise in the 90s to the fall of 2D animation in just 10 years. Interviews include: Glen Keane, Bruce Smith, Jorge Gutierrez, Alex Hirsch, Seth McFarland, Mindy Johnson, Andreas Deja, Tina Price, Tom Bancroft, Tony Bancroft, and many more! Q and A afterward with Tom Bancroft and guests, time permitting.
Saturday 10/28 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Before We Are Gone: Disney’s Mulan- Bancroft Bros

Ballroom F | Tom Bancroft, Tony Bancroft, Armand Serrano, Chris Sanders

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Mulan, the Bancroft Bros invite two of the OG crew to share BTS stories about its making. Joining us for this LIVE Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast are Chris Sanders (head of story) and Armand Serrano (layout artist). Come be on the podcast!