Logo nemoland

Tom Bancroft

animator, character designer

© Tom Bancroft –  picture from tombrancroftstudio.com

Tom Bancroft

Tom Bancroft has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry, much of which was for Walt Disney Feature animation where he was an animator on 4 animated shorts and 8 feature films of which “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, and “Brother Bear” were part of the list. He has been nominated for Annie and Rueben division awards, spoken at the Kennedy Center and awarded an entry into the Chicago Children’s Film Festival. Bancroft left Disney in 2000 to follow his heart and help Big Idea Productions, creators of the popular “VeggieTales” animated series, create their first feature film, “Jonah: A Veggietales Movie”.
While there he also Directed/ co-created the popular 2D animated video series “Larryboy Adventures”. All total, Bancroft has 8 Episodic Animated TV/DVD shows he has directed for Big Idea and Christian Broadcasting Networks. His popular character design instruction books, “Creating Characters with Personality” and “Character Mentor” have become the most recognized books on designing characters for animation, video games, comic books, and cartooning and are required textbooks at many art schools around the world. Because of the popularity of these books, Bancroft has been hired to design hundreds of characters for Film, TV, and video game productions as well as speak at art schools and animation studios around the country as well as in Italy, Canada, and Costa Rica.
Isa Takahata & tom bancroft

Nemoland 2014

In this tenth edition, the years have passed quickly and inexorably but they have had the merit of making the event grow with the presence of the most important and famous names in the world of animation, and to crown these ten years of continuous success this year we wanted to propose the meeting of two universes, two ways of conceiving Animation

Other artists