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Mar 19, 2012 | 3:08 AM EDT
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Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) presents "Present Prank", a short animation starring Pinkie Pie from the hit TV series, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".

Howdy Everypony! ^^

Here's my very first official animation to come out of my training here at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Being a fan of the new "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" series, I decided to create a puppet of Pinkie Pie (my favorite pony) in Flash and animate her in a little short.

This was originally created as a three-part assignment for my "2D Character I" class here at SCAD. The .FLA file for the puppet rig will be uploaded soon for those of you who would like to use the rig for your own pony animations. I'll also be uploading a tutorial on how to properly use it as well.

This took me 130 hours from start to finish (40 hours to build the puppet, 80 hours to animate it, and 10 hours for post-production editing).

DISCLAIMER: MLPFiM Original characters created by Lauren Faust and DHX Media - and owned by Hasbro Inc. This work is in no way designed to infringe upon the rights of Hasbro and DHX Media. It is, completely and utterly, a fan-based concept intended for free distribution for the promotion of My Little Pony.

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Soundbyte2kxSoundbyte2kx

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 20, 2012

Aww... so cute! And so well animated! You really know your ponies!


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rsbuddyrsbuddy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 20, 2012

me wanna hug pinkie.


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pepperpunkpepperpunk

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 20, 2012

Great animation, one of the most fluid, show-accurate MLP animations I've seen. Particularly like the tension in the stretching present scene. Pinkie is great for animation tests, simply because she's the most "bendy looney tunes" character on the show, you can do pretty much anything and it'll still look in-line in the show.

Really looking forward to the .fla rig, will be great to see the animation structure, and there are good odds that I'll make use of it and expand it into other characters.


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Flamingo1986 responds:

Glad you liked it! The .FLA will be released here in about three-four weeks. It'll include a 3Q, front, back, side, worm's eye, and bird's eye puppet of Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, & Rainbow Dash.


st-jonalst-jonal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 20, 2012

somehow, i remember seeing this animation before...
have you uploaded it somewhere else before?
but besides that, it is an awesome little animation!
we need moar pinkie pie!


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Flamingo1986 responds:

Yuppers! It was uploaded to my deviantART and to YouTube back in September of last year. EqD also featured then as well. (And no worries - my next animation has an awesome Pinkie Pie moment.)


PwnzordPwnzord

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 20, 2012

The animation was really good, but it seems unfinished without a reaction from Pinky Pie. Like, she could get up, see the contents of the 'present' and faint, or if you had a voice actor, she could scream, or say something?


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Flamingo1986 responds:

All very good points! However - this animation was originally intended to just be experimental - to teach me how to use flash puppets. It wasn't until after the majority of it was done that I was advised to add a little more and turn it into a "short". Thus - no solid story.

I'm making up for that with my next animation - "Double Rainboom". It's being approached as a story right out of the gate - with dialogue, shot variation, more characters, etc.