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Hey, if you haven't seen this yet ( [link] ) and are squeamish about spoilers, you should probably take an immediate U-turn and go watch the film first on the youtubes. Because this MIGHT be a huge spoiler and stuff. OR IT MIGHT NOT BE. IT'S STILL A MYSTERY...

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Until the FLA is uploaded onto the Double Rainboom website, feel free to download the FLA (in Flash CS5.5 format) for yourself over here (even if there's not much to look at since it's all drawn and frame-by-frame, unlike almost everything else in the film): [link]

Man, I've been waiting since last summer to post this thing, and now that the film is out, I finally can! :happybounce:

Probably my absolute favorite shot on Double Rainboom that I got to work on was getting to do ALL of the character animation in the first vortex/portal/wormhole/whatever that Rainbow Dash broke into. After having just finished making True Friendship and moving to this (just look back at True Friendship today and see how mediocre the artwork looked, lol), it was a gigantic challenge to go back to all of these shows, study how the characters looked and moved and animate them all appropriately for the film, not to mention those three shots alone took my entire summer and some of the following semester to complete. I'm pretty sure watching marathons of Samurai Jack, Billy & Mandy, Cow & Chicken and Courage ate up some of that time as well. :P

I learned a gigantic amount from this however, and it will probably always remain my favorite segment of the film that I worked on because of that. The entire assignment really stressed gathering huge amounts of references and learning really quickly how to animate in a way different to whatever way one may be used to, which I did neither of for True Friendship and ended up making the project kind of suffer in the long run because of it. It was also not really what I expected when I chose to help out a My Little Pony fan film, but for someone like me that's always done more frame by frame animation in Flash more than any other form of animation in the program, it was an awesome and welcome privilege to animate all these classic characters, and turned into probably the most educational experience I've had yet in my animation ventures.

All characters shown here Cartoon Network, Time Warner & all other respected copyright holders.
Double Rainboom directed by :iconflamingorich:
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Laszl Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2014  New member
:iconjohnnybravoplz:rules all of them!
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wafflenaw Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoy Plank's animation 
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CookeyKoopa Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plank
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Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student
Omg oh my god :faint:
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xCatherinx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
>:0
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alittleofsomething Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have a question that was bothering me a little bit
Why did you make the lines more colorful, instead of the black ones, like in the classic cartoons?
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hoo boy, there's a big answer for that, actually!

Back when production was rolling in June/July last year, the PPG (and the CN characters too) were going to have outlines colored just like in MLP:FiM. The earlier puppets of the PPG therefore had colored outlines which honestly made them look really modern too (though they were a gigantic pain to give colored outlines like in MLP), and I had to draw and animate the CN characters as well to have these outlines. During production though, the idea came up of having the outlines for the CN world be different from MLP, and there were disagreements on the entire crew about what outlines to give the PPG and CN characters. Some suggested giving them solid black outlines, and some wanted to keep the colored ones from MLP.

When Rainbow Dash enters the CN side of things, we wanted her outline to change as well to match the CN characters and make it seem more like she's in their world, so we did some tests on the RD puppet and changed the outlines to see how it looked. The solid black outline that the other CN characters had actually looked pretty bad on RD, but we all came to a compromise and gave her dark colored solid outlines, which gave some color that RD really needed yet didn't stray too far from the solid black the CN characters had before. To match that, we made the PPG and CN characters have dark colored outlines as well.

Oh, and this was all going on while I was animating the CN characters, so I had to constantly fix up things and erase work as I went and confusion built up, lol. I ended up learning that you can't simply stop working on something like this just because someone up above hasn't decided if they want it yet; you gotta keep working on your assignment anyway and treat it the best you can regardless. :D
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alittleofsomething Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh I see now! Thank you for your information :D
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sonicgirl23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjohnnybravoplz:
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Cougar200 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
lol plank XD
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