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Feb 25, 2012 | 9:50 PM EST

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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!


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 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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

this was very touching.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh god. My feels!

Loved the idea, the animation could be better at some opints (some animations seem weird, like when spike flies...need more frames for the wings maybe?)

But it got straight to the point, so 5 stars anyway! Keep it up !

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very sad. This reminds me of that episode of Pokemon when Ash let his butterfree go. Ah memories...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A true masterpiece, but you make me feel like an idiot because that's how I feel when I'm crying. MLP isn't supossed to be sad, but you morphed. You are a jerk and an awesome person.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really great animation. I didn't want to tear up, but it happened anyways. Its just another one of those reminders that we all have to leave the nest sometime. Also, don't worry about the haters, because really, it's been like what 2 years now? They still can't get over the fact that something "girly" can be illegitimately good. Keep up the good work!