Present Prank

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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.


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.)

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.

Incredibly fluid, really good job!

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muy bueno¡

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Hmm...are you SURE you're not secretly one of the Hasbro Studios/DHX artists?
*suspicious glances*

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4.47 / 5.00

Mar 19, 2012
3:08 AM EDT
Comedy - Parody
  • Daily 3rd Place March 20, 2012