Former lead Disney artist helps shape future animators


Veteran Disney animator Tom Bancroft known for his work on Disney greats such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Mulan” and “Brother Bear” is teaching a Lipscomb University and today the school published and interview with him about his career and his classes there.

The undergraduate animation program developed by Bancroft is only in its second semester of existence. He has taught Character Design I and Character Design II and plans on teaching additional classes as the program progresses into its second year. Bancroft says he has also been excited to bring in industry experts as adjunct professors, including John Hill and John Pomeroy, who teach Animation History and 2D Animation, respectively.

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