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Present Prank

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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.



Rated 2 / 5 stars

All that beautiful animation and work wasted on an unoriginal pony flash....


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Professionally done! Looks exactly like the original and captures some of the show's charm as well.

This was a splendid animation; although quite short. However, the level of detail is amazing, everything from the pony to the background fitted in so perfectly. Was expecting a dark humor from the title screen but this was a pleasant surprise.

This looked more like an experimental flash but a more full-fleshed flash would be amazing. Inclusion of other characters and a story would be fantastic!

Overall I really enjoyed it, my only qualm was just the length (barely reached a minute) but I hope to see future projects from you. Keep up the good work and I wish you continued success! I am sure others (fans and viewers alike) do so as well!

- Chaos

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

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

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

me wanna hug pinkie.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

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.