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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


09CArventos09CArventos

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 27, 2012

Wow...................
Now that was quite emotional.
Athough, I think the animation could've improved.
In any case, this was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!



furrywolffurrywolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 27, 2012

i got to see some one elc a long time ago do this on youtube and i cryed looked at this oh my little pony yay crys agen v.v


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Iron-FoxIron-Fox

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 27, 2012

I'm not sure if I should be Happy or Depressed, but I did think this was pretty damn good regardless. Brohoof.

Fly away you majestic creature!


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MigelMigel

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 27, 2012

This was actually pretty darn good. I am pretty sure it would almost made a 25 year old guy cry....somewhere.

The title is spot on friendship is indeed how it is portrayed here. So thumbs up on that. The drawings were cute and somewhat like a good photo capturing the emotion perfectly. The purple pony however seemed fatter than usual. Not that it matters though, just pointing out.

Voices were done good, captured the feeling well but did have to get adjusted to it, always problem when you used to different voice.

Even though you portrayed the whole deal nicely and I could relate to it well, the whole thing doesnt exactly seem animation heavy. Not that it's bad as it would be distracting to the atmosphere if too much was going on, but if I have to complain about something it would be the ammount of frames of each movement. Because it seemed like a constant 3 frames on every movement with the same timing but I only got slightly distracted by this after a second look.

GOOD JOB


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FreeWillzyxFreeWillzyx

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 27, 2012

*brohoof*