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Tony Bancroft

Animator, Director, producer

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Tony Bancroft

With over 30 years in the animation industry, Tony Bancroft has been creatively involved in nearly every position in the making of animated feature films, videos, commercials or short films. His animation and directing skills have been honed and honed while working at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, his own animation company, Toonacious Family Entertainment, and currently, as an independent contractor working with Disney, Warner Brothers and many others. Bancroft was accepted into the exclusive California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) in 1987, where he flourished artistically and developed a lifelong passion for animation. Soon after, he fulfilled one of his childhood dreams 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 dimwitted companion of The Emperor’s New Groove; Cogsworth the nervous clock from Beauty and the Beast; and Iago the nagging parrot in Aladdin. Bancroft’s notable achievements include co-directing Walt Disney’s animated film Mulan, for which he received the Annie Award for Director of the Year from ASIFA-International; and supervising animator on Sony’s Stuart Little 2, for which he received the Visual Effects Society’s top honor for character animation.
Bancroft was also the animation director for Sony Pictures’ summer 2002 release Stuart Little 2 and, in 2003, was the voice actor for the English-language version of Miyasaki’s Porco Rosso through Walt Disney Studios.
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Nemoland 2016

NEMOLAND 2016 will take place again this year on 3 and 4 November 2016 in the prestigious setting of the Odeon Hall in Florence, with an edition dedicated to Japanese animation and the world of special effects that have made the history of this art.
Over 500 students from the art schools will be present for the two days of workshops organized again this year by the NEMO Academy in Florence.

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