News Archive (2018)

  • December 18, 2018
    To recapture the traditional, hand drawn animation style of the original Mary Poppins, Rob Marshall, director of the new film, called upon veteran animators, including Bancroft to meticulously draw every frame, just like in the time of Walt Disney.
  • December 6, 2018 by Abigail Reed
    Tamales, the smell of pine trees, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, the memory of a loved one—everyone carries with them a unique definition of the holiday season. What is Christmas to you?
  • November 27, 2018 by John Montesi
    It is no secret that careers in the gaming industry have grown faster than any other over the past couple of decades.
  • November 15, 2018
    We are so excited to be at CTN Expo this year! CTN is designed to help bring together talented artists and the animation community. This year, APU Cinema & Tony Bancroft will join major studios including Dreamworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Adobe, Autodesk, Snapchat, Wacom -- as well as other artists! Click here to...
  • October 29, 2018
     In 2017 APU Cinema made the move from Darling 409 to 408. It was during this move that we changed our computers from Mac to PC. As of now, the computers have the software necessary to support our live-action pre- and post-production work (Movie Magic, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro...
  • October 19, 2018
    Tony Bancroft, Program Director for Animation will be hosting his Art Piece "Mulan with rocket" at the Nucleus Gallery! A collaboration with Disney Fine Art, Cyclops Print Works, and Oh My Disney! 7:00 PM at the Nucleus Gallery Tomorrow Night!
  • September 3, 2018 by Thomas Parham, Ph.D.
    A heavenly father sends a beloved son to save a chosen people: Moses, Jesus, or Superman? The correct answer: All of the above.
  • August 6, 2018 by University Relations
    The major opens for enrollment in fall 2018 and appeals to students seeking careers as creative and influential illustrators and animators.
  • March 21, 2018 by Rebekah Bruckner
    Director, producer, and animator, Tony Bancroft, recently joined Azusa Pacific University as head of the new Animation and Visual Effects degree program.
  • March 6, 2018 by Ana Felce
    For animation majors studying in L.A., there’s a breadth of unique opportunities to help you master your craft—such as the CTN Animation Expo.
  • January 8, 2018 by Ashley Eneriz
    Love to tell stories and have a talent for animation? An animation and visual effects degree can help you pursue your dream career.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.