WOOT!!! Only thing that would make me happier is if they gave a release date for the first episode. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.
Yay happy news, now time to sleep. =3
69th. Am I doin' it rite?
In the famous words of Flutter shy/gaspsYay!
YESYESYESYESYESYESI'm now happy
Best. Day. Ever.
confound these ponies, they drive me to browse equestria daily from work.
NEW POLL THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER
I can't wait. I am too excited to sleep now.
@AnonymousThe day you heard animators were starting to draw more ponies is the best day ever? What about the days you watched new episodes on? Or the day you saw Luna's episode!The latter is a future day, but it's a good day.
It's gonna be SO. AWESOME.
I had an awesome Birthday (June 14th) and this just tops it off! *explodes*
I know Seth already said it, but I just can't help myself.YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!
I has bought a Rainbow Dash. A little one, but I still love 'im.
Now they start animating?!There goes my dream of them released an episode once per month through the summer
I'm excited! It's great how the dev team is keeping contact with the community through the summer!
SO AWESOME!!!!! /)^ 3 ^(\
This pleases me. Hopefully they will start releasing teaser stuff throughout the summer. Stuff to help keep our community alive.
FIRST!!! err..... YEAH! :D lol but seriously SEASON TWO! I NEED TO HIT SOMETHING THIS IS SO AWESOME!
-dies due to happiness--NO I MUST LIVE TO SEE SEASON 2 !--insert epic battle with death--Wins--eagerly awaits season 2-
I'll bite.YES YES YES YES!!
Don't they already have the first two episodes fully animated?
>wake up from nightmare>feeling like crap>see this within 10 minutes of waking up>end up waking everyone up by doing the following:YESYESYESYESYESYESYES*flies into wall*YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
@Cony the Pony they had the storyboards done for the first few episodes, but not the animation. Animation only starts once the storyboards are finalized and they are absolutely sure they like the story for the episode.
Glorious news! Although, will they only air the finished episodes when all episodes are finished or will they air them as they are completed? Preferably the latter, though I am skeptical of that.Can everyone knock off the 'first' crap? It isn't cool, funny or interesting, it's just stupid youtube shit, you contribute nothing to the comments.
Timline (roughly):1. writing process2. storyboards3. animation (ponies & such)4. VA5. Re-animation (mouth movements according to the VA)6. Composing (can't have Pinkie singin' w/o music!)7. final edits8. Releaseconsidering the animation is done in flash, the process will take faster than a normal cartoon, so the show should be out by early-to-mid fallthough, this is just my interpretation of what it would take
oh my god i'm soo happy right now i can't sleep its 5:42 AM where i'm at and i'm not sleeping 'till tomorrow. Do you hear me? Confound these ponies they drive me to insomnia
@AnonymousVoice acting is done before storyboarding, and I'm pretty sure songs are done earlier on, too. There have been updates on some of the VA's public pages (Facebook, Twitter) that they had already gone in for recording a long time ago.The composing of the background music might be more post-production, though.
Great news! I just want to say how awesome it is that the show's creators are keeping us in the loop when events like this happen. It really makes us feel like a part of it.
YAY!!! This is exciting! :D
YES YES YES YES YES INDEED! :D
Insomnia indeed...4:10am here...need sleep.BUT, I cant because this is so exciting!
But....but I want it RIIIIIGHT NOOOOWWWWWW
Isn't this exciting? Are you excited? 'cause I'm excited! I've never been so excited!
Well, except for the time I saw you walking in this town and I went: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZToJObeZ9mE
I feel like this is the second coming of Christ.
@MprWell, except for that time when I saw Twilight and was all "HHHHUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAGGGHHHHH!" but I mean, really now, how can you top that?
My goal in life from now on is to survive in order to watch season 2. Clop school, clop work, I just need to be alive when this happens.
At first, I couldn't wait to see the Lunar EclipseAnd now, thisSFGHHETSBTUYUTKUIYLGUGFSGFXBBVKDJAETAERETYYU <333
So freakin' awesome!
@Mr.BronyYeah, back in April they were doing storyboarding, and I'm guessing they just finished with layout. Keep in mind the episodes will all still need sound effects and the background musical score in post-production. I think Mr. Thiessen was correct in that we won't see any new episodes until fall. I'm still guessing September or October. :)
And so we all wait patiently for the Empire Strikes Back to come out, eagerly clutching our A New Hope merch and toys, hoping it'll be the same.Oh wait...
As the Engineer would say...HEEHEEYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWW
First episode is obviously about Luna's return! OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!
@Raven It's my birthday too and I'm 18 !! *brohoof* BEST B-DAY EVER :'D
@Anonymous Applejack would say that too :D
Can't wait...man, getting into this fandom when all the episodes are out, marathoning them...then hitting a full stop and getting to wait months...not fun.
*takes a DEEP BREATH...*...yay. :)
@JamesBe careful, man. Some of us have headphones on. You might bust our eardrums. :P
@Cony the PonyI seem to recall something about them having made 28 episodes for the first season, but two of them being held back to air during the second season instead of the first.
@Eric>implying we need help to stay alive
@AnonymousI think they start airing when 60%-70% of the episodes are done. Remember how for the first, like, 16 episodes Derpy was normal and after that she returned to idiocy? They made that AFTER people responded to the original mistake with her eyes.
If this is how excited people here get when they announce that they have started the animation process, I can't wait to see the reactions when the show is done. I'm expect a few minds to be blown.
@Heartmend ...why would the voice actors do their thing -before- the storyboards are done? They want to get the story down pat -before- committing their voices. If there's a change to the story.....yeah, the VA's most likely have different things to say.
/)^ 3 ^(\
It should still be awhile, I hope they don't rush things on our behalf. I'd hate to get a subpar product, I'd rather they take their time
hell yeah also you should have used "of" instead of "if"
*tries to think* Well the voice acting will be done if they're starting animation. And from what I hear there's gonna be about 26 episodes again this season. When I worked on episodes of a cartoon we tended to finish all of them before they aired but with Depry being commented on it seems Studio B and whoever else is animating this works differently.When I worked on a show we'd usually do all the initial animation in about 2 weeks, (sometimes 1) and would send it to the Studio that hired us. Then they would get back to us with corrections that needed to be done of selected scenes which would take about another week.Post production usually worked with us in tandem but I'm an animator so I'm unaware of their exact work schedule. We weren't in charge of soundtrack or SFX though so I'm not so sure about the time span that needs.....I'm still a newbie animator XD;;I'm still guessing we'll start seeing episodes around October though, not before.
CONFOUND YOU DOUBLE-FOURTH YOU DRIVE ME TO MISCOUNT BY ONE. :OAlso YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
:DEXCITEMENT! /)^ 3 ^(\I can't wait for these to air!
I don't care what number I am as long as I am between Fluttershy and Rarity <3
hopefully season 2 will just as good as season 1, if not better.
I caaaaaaan't wait ;D
Don't understand why this is a big deal to be honest. It's not like there was any doubt they would be working on season 2's animation soon...
SWEETNESS! SWEETNESS I SAY! MWA HA HA HA!
Well we all new animation was going to start eventually but anyway... Yay.
94TH :pSO AWESOME*twitchy twitchy twitchy twitch*
ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!So happy right now. :D
@Heartmend:But...wouldn't the storyboard kinda be needed for them to have the script that says what the voice actors need to say?Also I'd think storyboards would be somewhat necessary to know what the songs would need to be like, though to a lesser extent.
I has a happy.
Well, this made my day at least :)Though, I don't expect it as soon as some fellow bronies seems to do. I expect the first episode of season 2 to air in late october, earliest.
When I was in a VA workshop (back when I wanted to be a VA), I heard that sometimes a performance can influence the look so they want those first when they can get it.There's a moment in episode 2 when Twilight hesitates (thinks) before saying "spark" during her explanation to Nightmare Moon. I have a feeling that was one of those moments, and it resulted in another silly face from Twilight. Yay.
/)^3^(\[Kudos to whoever came up with the R-D smiley]Yes, the fan explosion. :DNow, what FRESH things will they add that will trigger us to heights of silliness? ;)
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKO______O i have an accident, xD season 2 i can´t wait XDDDDDDDDDD
I take it you're all pretty happy... -_-...YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!
Who else shat themselves with joy when they heard that?
Sweetness! Season 2 here we come!
One-hundred and eleventh!!!!!
@Shadowdemon137I meant first...
And Soon we shall see how heavily the "Running the asylum" trope comes to bear on the cartoon. Bear in mind that it exists mainly as a toy-vehicle, so don't be surprised if number-pushers manage to co-opt things heavily should they find the market open to it. :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_8FEjV6pBoJust a Dr Whooves video ^
The time it takes will vary based on the size and efficiency of the animation team. Unfortunately I haven't had the benefit of seeing one of these teams in action firsthand, so I can't exactly say how long it'll take. I think seven seconds a week per animator is a reasonable assumption, being that they're using symbol sets.
Nth, where N is the current post number. On topic: AWESOME!!
Applejack is helping me with the animation and im sure it will be Sooooo Awesoooome
Any ETA on release?The question being are they going to get X amount of episodes done and air them then air as they finish, or do the whole season then release?
Are you excited? Cause i'm excited! I've never been so excited!
@DangereauxOne of the animators said each animator does one-minute scene in anywhere from a few days to a week.Seven seconds? o_O
One hundred thirteenth!
OmigoshOmigoshOmigoshOmigoshOmigoshOmigoshOmigoshOmigosh!! *hooves on face*
Bleh, wish they'd do ones aimed at older guys as well as little girls.
Oh wait, wrong tab, lol.
HELL FREAKING YEAH! 8D8D8D8D8D
cant belive nobody has said this yet. SO AWESOME!
AWW HAY YEAH!!! I CANT WAIT!!!! This has made my otherwise road apple day n.n
@Display NameI would have thought storyboards would be done before, too! I'm only going by what I've read from those who work on the show. (I know Mr. Thiessen was reviewing storyboards as early as March 29th, and as late as May 15th.) The script is finished first, then VA (and I think songs), then storyboards, layout, animation, etc. :)
Me 20 minutes ago; :cMe now; 8'DBest Day Ever!
What number are we on?THAT NUMBERST!
I'm still falling over in excitement.
I can't contain my excitement :D this is just awesome. Even only being a brony-ette for about a week I'm about to explode from excitement.
bet 20 bucks that the first episode of season 2 will reach over 500,000 views
@AnonymousMore like millions
42nd! Wait, what?
Yes! Sweet! But I just hope it's awesome, even if I have to wait until December and survive on drawing and writing fanfic that I'll never show anypony. I just want Season 2 to be awesome and filled with Luna and Derpy and whatever they think will work. I don't want to pressure them into crap. And if they think it'll shave a few days off their schedule to not derp Derpy's eyes, then we've got a problem.
Whoo! Season 2! Can't wait... need...more...ponies!
season 2!!! day just got 20% cooler
ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THIRD!
in the words of the immortal monty python: and now for something completely different*pushes space core into room: space space space commet galaxy stars orion spaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccceeeee
Season 3 production is starting next month as well!
Weren't 10 or so season 2 episodes already finished? I thought that included animation. It's an alien process to me, I suppose.Anyway, that's good news. I have a feeling season 2 is going to be worth the wait.
Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ...omgomgomg...i cannot wait :D
I hope Derpy Hooves is made into a regular character with speaking lines and they make a plush toy of her!
=3 Awesome! I can't wait! LOL!
82nd. Idk, that my fav number. I gotta be on this thread, I cant wait for this to came out!
@The Linker I want that Luna Episode