Background info on My Little Pony felt animation

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Felt Pinkie Pie and Cranky Doodle Donkey shaking hands

This week’s episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic featured a sequence done entirely in felt. Pinkie Pie goes through the steps of meeting and befriending a new resident of Ponyville, and then breaks the 4th wall by bringing a piece of felt from her mind into the “real” world. One of the show’s storyboard artists Jocelan Thiessen gives us details on this sequence which you can read in a post on her blog.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Felt Pinkie Pie and a big green felt check

Jocelan, who is experienced with working in felt, cut out all the pieces over the course of a week. Show director Jayson Thiessen animated the pieces in stop motion for the full effect. The end result is truly remarkable. A big thanks to the Thiessens for all their hard work on the show.

We can’t share the clip with you, but keep reading for more pictures of the felt designs.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Felt Pinkie Pie and Cranky Doodle Donkey

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Felt Pinkie Pie singing

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Felt Pinkie Pie and Cranky Doodle Donkey smiling

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