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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!

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NinjirateNinjirate

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 28, 2012

It's not bad... The soundtrack was great.
The animation was rough, but you did mention you're trying to get better; and it's worlds better than I can do.
The only thing that stopped this from being higher, was the anatomy. Twilight has no neck in this whole thing, and her head is way too circular. Round is good, but she's not a beach ball.
But hell, that's something you can fix for yourself in a comic strip or two. (really, that's my only true complaint.)

Here's another half-star in retrospect; for the effort you've put forth here, and the ones we know you'll put forth later.


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ChaplainOrionChaplainOrion

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 28, 2012

That was really good, however, the voice wasn't my favorite, and several animations made Twilight fat looking and the mature Spike should have had his lover jaw longer so he didn't look like a weird bird dragon thing.


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YoutubeIsawesomeYoutubeIsawesome

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 28, 2012

I saw the original comic on that tumbler and it made everyone who saw it but me sad I don`t think these things are sad but that's just my opinion but when I saw the episode about spike growing older I didn`t think he should grow just because he might destroy ponyville again although why did you want to animate it just asking


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Piggybank12 responds:

I wanted to animate this for the practice of learning how to animate such an emotional story and keep it afloat throughout the entire animation, while also learning how to animated a more complicated character (full-grown Spike).

As for Spike growing, take a look back at some of the other responses I've made on this subject; you'll find your answers there.

Thank you for leaving a review by the way, I do appreciate it!


sonicjoshsonicjosh

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 28, 2012

this is one of the first times i ever liked my little pony and i just say that i did not cry but just about did and messege realy got through


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McDugalsMcDugals

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 28, 2012

Wow dude the music really got me thats what made this so emotional!


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