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Feb 25, 2012 | 9:50 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 27, 2012

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EDIT: Am I seeing things? FRONT PAGE?! And an award for daily 2nd place?! A big thank you to whoever was behind making this decision! I honestly did not expect this to do so well here on NG, simply because I know there's a good few people that don't like MLP here. Needless to say, I'm shocked and yet honored to have this honor. Thank you!

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After about four months of planning, writing, animating and procrastinating (mostly the last one of course, lol), here is the big My Little Pony project I've been working on, which is an animated rendition of the comic on ask-twilightsparkle.tumbl r.com dubbed "True Friendship." Clocking in at almost five minutes (counting the credits), this is my longest animated project yet and also one of my most ambitious.

Rather than do something focused on humor or fast-paced action like most of my recent works, I wanted to make something with a story and do my best to tell it as powerfully as I could throughout the animation. Most of the dream sequence you see here was not in the comic, and was concocted by me and with a little help from the creator of the original comic.

I could go on with how I think some things in it could have turned out much better, such as when full-grown Spike is flying and some of the expressions being a little too funny for this moody animation, but I think I'll keep my mouth shut and let you watch this animation for yourself. I will say though, I'm very happy with how this turned out, especially on the writing and timing front.

I do hope you enjoy the animation! Please let me know what you think of it; I'm all ears!

Reviews


DurekuDureku

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 3, 2012

personally I hate MLP but this is still a well made animation so 2.5 stars for quallity. but this also makes me kinda feel bad for the pony thing or whatever the hell it is.



samuraiteam4samuraiteam4

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 3, 2012

that was beatiful



PirateNinjaDylanPirateNinjaDylan

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 3, 2012

is it just me or is tibs kinda a geek. i mean don't get me wrong i'm a bit of a geek myself but know facts about a fictional creature i mean come on. it would grow to fit it's habitat. you're making it sound like it's a pet lizard. also i wonder who spend their time researching dragons. not me i gotta life.



hankV2hankV2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 3, 2012

very good animation. but your pony logic is flawed. in mlp:fim dragons only mature when they become hoarders, and spike and twilight already learned their lesson about that, so as long as twilight doesnt slip up, it will be fine.



ZonikZonik

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 3, 2012

Manly tears, my fellow brony. I loved your video so much. Keep your good work going!