Tag: news

Insider Info on Background Ponies!

A friend who is near and dear to us on the Derpyhooves team is also working on the layout team for the second seaon. Coming to us with great information to those who have been wondering about those background ponies that only got one episode in the limelight.

This bit of information is in regards to Pokey Pierce who showed up in Call of the Cutie, he was the one who popped the balloons at the party.

“Turns out Pokey’s build was just made for that ONE scene and no one dropped it back into the library so we could use him. So today I rerigged him and am gonna put him in so even if he doesn’t get in, i will leave him in case someone wants to use him. Probably any BG pony you’ve only seen once is sort of misplaced in files, but still kicking around.”

We had also gotten information about Vinyl Scratch from this source earlier this month along the same lines. She was specially made for that episode by TopDraw, one of the animation companies that worked on the first season.

The animation staff indeed knows and listens to us! Hopefully Hasbro realizes this soon enough to get all of our sweet, sweet moolah.

Official Soundtrack Petition

You like ponies don’t you? Do it for the ponies!

I know this is somewhat older news, but it deserves a longer spot in the limelight.


I personally would love to see this happen, along with some drama tracks thrown in there from the VA’s. It’s one of the easiest ways to bring new official content without all the effort.

It’s up over one thousand signatures already, but we need more support! Please consider signing even if you don’t plan on purchasing it, every signature helps!

Dan Ingram Interview on 91.8 The Fan

Just in on the Derpy Hooves news floor (or submit inbox)…

On May 26th 2011, from 2pm to 3pm PST (5pm to 6pm EST), Daniel Ingram, musical composer of FiM will be interviewed by The Fan.  You might remember these guys from the Tara Strong interview, though I’m sure Ingram is probably more aware (especially by now) of the fandom that dwells on the internet.

All bronies are welcome to join The Fan’s IRC channel during the interview, which can be found on the Rizon network, #918thefan.  If you’re not an IRC user, you can hit up the web chat.  And of course you can listen via the giant [LISTEN NOW] button found on their website, 918thefan.com.

If you’re not going to be around, well then you can catch the recording which will be uploaded to their website, and possibly a youtube afterwards (depending on edit time).  So either way, you won’t miss it.

MLP KeyChains

Now available from Kanti, MLP:FiM Keychains!  I see EqD already had this up on their page, but oh well, if you submit, I will post.  Kanti has an indie merchant shop going and features multiple keyrings, such as the Derpy above (EqD used my second choice, Psycho Pinkie).  The shop features all of the cast members, a few multiples and of course the more well liked background ponies.  I’d grab one as I am looking for a keychain for my motorcycle, but I’d probably get beat for having a heart shape keyring.  Need some regular round ones!  But definitely awesome, you can go order them over here….

Kanti’s Cute Store (Etsy)

Kanti’s dA

Derpy Hooves Keyring on dA

Faust no longer working on MLP / Season 2 Info from MLP Animator Kreoss

Well guess its one depressing thing after another for the bronies this weekend, if for some very odd reason you have not heard the news or been to EquestriaDaily to read it, here’s the repeat.  Bottom line, Lauren Faust is no longer working on the show.  From what I’ve heard some people are taking it well, others are going into a panic, and some are saying she doesn’t matter to the show (which that last one is somewhat bullshit).  The news was posted on her dA earlier this morning.
And for you lazy bronies (or ones that need to translate it), here’s the text version.
The season 1 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has finally aired.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the absolutely amazing, incredible, astounding crew of MLP:FiM for all their hard work and dedication.  I’m so grateful to have such a talented group of artists give their all for what could have easily been seen from day one as silly, girly fluff unworthy of their time.  Together I think we helped prove that ‘for girls’ does not have to automatically equal “lame”.

And a gigantic thank you to the fans of the show!!!  The kids, the parents and all you bronies!!  The array of people this show has touched has completely exceeded my wildest expectations!  I cannot believe the response, and, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I cannot keep up with the messages!!!  Thank you all for your words of praise, thanks, curiosity, and even thoughtful criticisms.  From the messages I’ve received, these episodes have lifted spirits, brought parents and kids together, changed perspectives and inspired the most unlikely of people in the most unlikely of places.  Who would have thought it from a show about candy colored ponies?  I want you all to know how grateful I am for your feedback and for sharing your thoughts and stories.  I only wish I had the time to reply to everyone and the ability to answer each and every question.
And now I suppose it’s finally time for me to deliver some unfortunate news.  I’ve been uncertain for a little while now about how, when and, to be honest, whether to announce the news at all.  But here it is:  I am no longer working on the show.  Various circumstances with the production made it increasingly impossible for me to keep up the level of personal creative involvement and control that I had at the start of the series.  I don’t think I can accurately express how difficult and painful the decision was and still is.  When Season 2 begins, you will see my credit changed from Executive Producer to Consulting Producer.  My involvement in Season 2 ultimately does not reach far beyond story conception and scripts.  A little more involved in the beginning, and a little less towards the end.

However, you should be pleased to know that the gaps I have left are being filled by the same amazing artists, writers and directors who brought you Season 1.  I’m certain the show will be as entertaining as ever, though perhaps in a slightly different way.

With that said, I hope you will still be interested in sticking around my DA page.  I started this page as a forum to share my personal work and I hope those of you who come here lured by ponies will be tempted to hang out for whatever else I have to share in the future — as soon as I figure out what that will be.

With sincerest gratitude,


Sad indeed, but always keep in mind that Lauren wasn’t hand crafting each and every episode, she is the one who developed the world and the characters, and I’m sure had her finger in the pot of each episode, but it was her team who made them.  So we can hope that Season 2 will be just as good (Season 3, well, let’s just not think about that right now).
Now on the flip side we’ve also got news from an animator from the show, Kreoss (on dA) that gives a little insight on what is going on with season 2.  Here be the image capture, and text version:
Well that’s it.  Season 1 of MLP:Friendship is Magic is finally over.  I have to say its been a blast.  It has to be one of the best cartoons I had the pleasure of working on.  ANd its even more great that many people enjoyed it.  It makes the whole effort, worth it!

With Season 1 having such a great impact, I’m sure people will be expecting ALOT more from Season 2.  I hope Season 2 will live up to everyone’s expectations.  I’ve already seen 7 episodes of Season 2 and I have to say its looking pretty good.  I know its been confirmed by Lauren Faust and all but yes, Luna will be back, especially Derpy (Who has now became an official Character here.  I wouldn’t be suprised if she has her own character sheet/model with preset expressions). I’ve already seen the episode when Luna comes back and it’s pretty cool.  Season 2 will introduce new characters and being back some old familiar ones.  I wish I could say more but I don’t want to spoil too much.

I must say, one of the great benefits of being an animator to My Little Pony is that you get to see the entire Season 2 before it even gets aired.  Sure its just the still drawings of animatic but who cares.  I watch it for the plot.

Anyways about the My Little Pony game I’m making.  I have already done Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity and Rainbow Dash’s model and am now giving them expressions and different outfits.  I might post a few previews in my DA sooner or later.  The new cartoon I’m working is really taking up my time to draw and do the game.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get some of it done and post at least the character models.

Well that’s all folks.  I’m glad you enjoyed My Little Pony Friendship is Magic as much as I enjoyed animating it.
And so, even in darkness there is light.  We can just hope and pray to Luna that Season 2 is killer.

Episode 26 – [SEASON FINALE]: The Best Night Ever

[ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ]
[ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ]
(2:13pm EST)
And so, season 1 is over.  Now drink from the ‘special’ punch and let us all join Celestia and Luna in Jonestown..I mean Equestria.  As usual, check the streams, they will be repeating I’m sure for most of the afternoon, also NorixWolf / Strawberry Spice is working on getting the LLQ version up as I type this 

(2:55pm EST)
Full Episode in LLQ (but not bad quality for LLQ) up, provided by Slackerboi314.
(3:05pm EST)
NorixWolf LLQ version now available.

(8:30pm EST)
PensivePony LQ Youtube now available.

So the main question of the day is, how is the fanbase going to fair against no more new episodes.  I do believe there will be some “bronies” who will grow bored and the fanbase will shrink a tad, call this the time when the true fans will remain, while the bandwagon riders (if any) will jump to the next wagon.  Of course there will be things to keep interest, namely I would say are the games in development.  We have a good crop of single player and multiplayer games in production, and also gaming groups like the WoW Guilds, Ponycraft.net and Ponycraft.org and so forth.

More after the break…

I do see a slowdown in videos, fanfics and artwork as time goes on, then factor in that many are college bound students who will be taking on finals and heading home for the summer.  But none the less, the wheels will turn, slower and slower, but they will keep on turning.

Here at DerpyHooves I can say things will get slow, news will turn into more speculation about next season, and just the fact that my work hours triple during the summer months leaving me with crap time to work on the place.  I will be asking you guys to help out, as I want to try and collect all the PMVs and Musical Videos that have been produced but do not appear here.  I’m thinking kind of like a FiM Media Library of all the youtubes.  I also have the ability to host files, such as the musical downloads and such, but I’ve pondered if I want to put that kind of load on my server.  Either way, I will be asking for help, at least eyes to search and submit info to me.

And personally you’ll find me over at PonyCraft.Org where I’ve been helping to build the world map.  If you didn’t catch, there are two different ponycrafts, one at .net and one at .org.  The difference from the two from what I’ve seen, the .Net group is working on making a replica of Equestria in as much detail as possible, where as the .Org group is more free build, producing Equestria but not as a total replica.  Both are good servers though, I’ve spent time on both of them, but settled into the .Org.

Either way, gotta stop typing, Part 1 LLQ is up from somepony..

Super Ponybeat – My Little Pony (Europener Mix) Preview

New Eurobeat, he would like feedback on this, so click over to youtube and leave some for him!

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