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  1. I'd totally be down for it. As a movie, the plot could be like that of a large scale fanfic. It should be at least 2 and 1/2 hours long and have a mixture of good humor, more action, suspense, and emotion, as well as darker moments. The villain should be compelling, and at least one sub-villain. It can be used with Toon Boom Harmony, but being done frame by frame instead of with puppets (TVPaint being used for the actual animation, then the drawings being imported onto Harmony for inking, coloring, and cleanup), as well as having its share of 3d elements. It would be animated by not only new aspiring animators, but also veterans who worked on Disney, DreamWorks, and Don Bluth films. I would have the film written and directed by James Cameron. If James Horner were still alive, he would've been my first pick to do the music, along with the orchestral parts being performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It would have more characters than the actual movie, like Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, CMC, Discord, Zecora, Shining Armor, Princess Ember, Thorax, Starswirl, and the Pillars of Old Equestria. Even Chrysalis would make an appearance. And if truly necessary, it could actually be a trilogy.
  2. I'm sure the majority of the fandom are mostly familiar with Flash and Toon Boom, the former used to animate the show and the latter used to animate the movie. Both are widely used in the industry and are popular tools for animators, especially for those in the MLP fandom. However, there are three certain programs that are worth acknowledging and can create great Pony content when in the right hands. 1. Moho This program is vector based, just like Flash and Toon Boom, but has rigging tools that are far more advanced than the two. What's even better is that it's easy to use. The Pro version may be slightly more expensive than Flash, but the Debut version (which is far cheaper) would be the best place to start in order to try it out. The Pro version also has frame by frame tools. 2. TVPaint Unlike the three programs that I have mentioned prior, this program is raster based (like Photoshop) and can only do frame by frame, but is very powerful in that field. It has unlimited drawing tools and can create virtually any style of animation. It has been used to animate things like Cartoon Saloon's Song of the Sea, Vivziepop's Die Young Animation, and various short films from the French animation school, Gobelins. 3. OpenToonz Unlike the above programs listed, this program is free and open source, just like Blender. It can do both puppet rigging and frame by frame respectively, and is capable of both vector and raster. It also has a feature similar to Toon Boom's deformers called "Plastic Tool", where you can have the ease of rigging, with the expressiveness of frame by frame. Before it became open sourced and just called "Toonz", it was used as a scanning software that contributed to the production of films such as Balto, Anastasia, Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle, as well as TV shows like Futurama and Steven Universe. With these additional pieces of software, we could see even more variety from the fanimation community.
  3. Here's a couple other examples.
  4. Without a doubt, this fandom is full of creativity, from art, fics, comics, music, games, and of course, animations. The fandom has pretty much been involved in just about every possible form of media. However, I feel that there's something that the fandom hasn't delved into enough, and that is hand drawn, frame by frame animation. 98% of the animations uses the show's style, which is basically animated with rigged puppets. Frame by frame on the other hand, looks way more fluid and expressive. While it's good to keep the spirit of the show, it would be nice to go above and beyond in terms of animation style. Even though the characters in the movie, look smoother, I still believe that they are still rigged. The best example of a fanimation that doesn't use the show's style is Lullaby for a Princess, and even some parts of that are rigged. Here's a few examples of frame by frame animation. Now, just imagine a full animation with that kind of movement. Yes, I understand that it takes lots of time to make, but it would look utterly amazing in the end.
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    Rate the song above you

    9/10 Style is very good, I like it.
  6. VGmaster9

    Rate the song above you

    7/10 Nice and chill
  7. My point is that this kind of studio could make movies that are meant to be taken seriously, unlike Sausage Party. Think Disney/Pixar/DreamWorks, but more mature in terms of storyline. Hell, they could even also buy Laika and make it a subsidiary (like Disney did with Pixar), as well as distributing various foreign language animated films from countries like Japan and France. That would be going awfully far.
  8. Yet we are yet to have movies that are mostly geared toward adults. Granted there's Sausage Party, but that's just a toilet humor comedy.
  9. So we now know that Lionsgate is distributing the MLP movie, but lately I've been thinking what it'd be like if they actually made their own animation studio. In terms of animation and production quality, it could be up to par with Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks. Unlike those three, this studio's films could be geared towards teens and up, and would be rated either PG or PG-13. For animation they wouldn't do just 3d, but also 2d and hybrid. Even their 2d films would all be done with software, with programs like TVPaint, Photoshop, and After Effects, with Maya being used for any 3d elements.
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    If the show was hand drawn instead of rigged

    Isn't Steven Universe hand drawn? That seems to be doing well production wise.
  11. What do you think it would be like if the show was drawn frame by frame as opposed to having rigged puppets? I think it'd look a hell of a lot better than it already does.
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    New episodes confirmed for 2018

    You can thank all the veteran writers for leaving the show. At this point, we can all say that the show peaked at season 5.
  13. If people haven't noticed, Adobe Animate CC is a far upgraded version of Flash, having much for features and such, as seen here. Do you think it's about time that the show started being animated with this program starting season 7 or 8? I'm sure it would look much nicer and we'd see even more possibilities.
  14. Which style of 2d animation do you prefer? I'm more into traditional style animation, but I like vector too just for MLP alone.