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Children of the Night - Blog by Lionheartcartoon Children of the Night - Blog by Lionheartcartoon
The complete video is over there: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW5n3k…

Just yesterday, :iconanima-dos: and I decided to document the making of our animated project over to a blog.

For one it's going to be easier to show and answer some questions and the other it's going to be giving precise information and show the process rather than post tons of pics here.

Plus, it reveals the title :)

You can access the blog here:
firstnightmarenight.blogspot.c…

I hope you will enjoy as much as we are enjoying doing this project right now :)
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randombrowser8513 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
That was you!!!!!!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
uh.. yes? ^^;
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randombrowser8513 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Awesome!! I really like the story your group made
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PrincessLuna1256 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I love this song
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Vilcronos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
chidren of the Night   :iconmahfeelzplz:   is the best vineyard in the world :D La la la la I am a dummy! 
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you know, of course, that a sequel will be required
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
We... will see about that ^^;

Any kind of sequel will require a lot more work than what was done for this...  everything is pretty much still in the air right now.
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do keep us posted. I don't know if I'll be able to assist in any capacity, save morale

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fuzzywolf140 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey i saw you and your friend children of the night project and i loved it,it was beautiful ;u; . Please keep making animations like this cuz am really looking foward to it :D, stay awesome bros !!! ~<3 .
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
We'll do our best to keep animating and making kewl stuff :)
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Ancientrock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind if I write a fanfic about this? I have an idea, so tell me yes, I can do it, or no, I can't. I was thinking that Luna got some new fillies, ones whom aren't loved enough, are alone, or hate where they are. The old ones are still there, but Luna got these new ones, and has promised to be with her children more. Is it okay if I do this?
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
You'd have to ask my wife about that but I do beleive someone (a writer) is already on the case.  Sorry ^^;
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Ancientrock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Alright, thanks for the heads up!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Not that I was implying you werent a writer.  Damn.. that came out all wrong.

Its just that my wife and I are no writers ^^;  So she no doubt found someone who writes often and has experience. At least that's what I know :meow:

But thanks for suggesting.. we're honored at the response to our little video :)
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Ancientrock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if you need a teenage writer to help you out, or a screenplay writer (my mother, but I have learned a lot from her), tell me. I'll be more than happy to help! And I love the video! If I had a YouTube channel, I'd like it, but I don't. But thanks and welcome.
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mayozilla Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
hermosa cancion
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AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see animation this when it's finished <3
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool.
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Northspeed Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
It's so beautiful
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
This is gonna be good. :)
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the-derp-man24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I prefer Children of the grave, and sea.
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Westy543 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome, really excited to see how this will turn out. Good luck! :)
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks! :)
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animallubber Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I loved the animatic! Simple yet beautiful! The 3D like scenes really reminded me of Pokemon movies for some reasons! Can't wait for the official!
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tan575 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
From what I understand this story takes place in the past shortly after Discord's defeat. Luna feels lonely and seeing that there are ponies that are miserable especially the children, she decides to take them away to establish a separate kingdom where they will be happy and at the same time admire her night. Since the ponies are not nocturnal creatures by nature, she somehow turns them into the Bat ponies we see in Luna Eclipsed. Celestia finds out what Luna is doing and confronted her. Not wanting to lose her children, Luna became Nightmare Moon using perhaps the same element that created the Bat ponies and started the Eternal night. Celestia then reluctantly uses the Elements of Harmony to banish Luna to the moon and the Bat ponies went into hiding until Luna came back for them a thousand years later.

This is what I am guessing the whole arc will be. I could be wrong.

Anyway, Luna is my favourite character and I really like her singing voice. Beautiful yet haunting to the soul.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Some parts are purposefully left vague.. open to interpretations.. just like the show is :)

while we know the backstory for our project, it's also nice to see what people think is happening from their perspective :)
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CartoonGurra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay I never seen the show but I really like the animatic. It's very dynamic and the rough animation gives you the impression of the final film. Nice touch with the lip-sync. This is going to be a cool short film for sure you two are awesome! Btw is the rough animation done in Flash or in combo with other programs? Because I'm also working on a shortfilm which is going to be in Flash.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
The rough is all in flash. Seeing as the final animation will also be done in flash, it was only normal to keep it there.. easier frame-wise and timing-wise :)
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be embarrassed by saying, when I first read the title, I immediately thought of the other song of the same name sung by Happy Hardcore... :blushes:

But I was rather pleased your choice of song was different to what I thought - much more fitting and, in short, enchanting. I like how the animatic looks so far, and I wish you and your wife the best of luck on it :)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks :) We'll keep on trucking ^^
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PegasusJF Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a huge MLP fan (most episodes have moments that I both enjoy and cringe at), but I've always been intrigued by and fond of Princess Luna's character.

You do her a lot of justice here. I wish you all success and look forward to updates eagerly.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks :) We'll keep on doing our best :)
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CallMeDoc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Hot damn, and DAT song from Hocus Pocus! :eyepopping:
Looking forward to it!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks! :) As are we! :D
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Telaros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
ZOMC SHE REALLY WAS SINGING! And it sounded HEAVENLY! Now THAT is how you do a Luna song!

You glorious couple you! This is all I'll be looking forward to from now on :D aside from hoping we see another Luna episode in s3 :(

Well, safe to say in my book that blew the Aria song off my list XD I don't want to drown you two in too much praise (everyone on the team deserves it all anyways!) but I am so happy after seeing and hearing such an amazing Luna song!

Who knows you guys might actually show DHX and crew how to do a proper Luna episode lol looking fabulous!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
It's more of a video clip than an episode, but we're putting in all we can ^^

Hopefully the animation I'll do will do Luna justice.. I'll work harder than ever!
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Telaros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Not a full 10 min+ episode? Well, if you're going to compress so much Luna into 2:55 worth of animation then I'll just have to keep cheering on and hope for the utmost bestest best you two can squeeze into it! =D

Well, that looked so movie worthy story wise alone. Luna taking off with most if not all Canterlot's forgotten children who are plagued by loneliness, sorrow, and despair.

Imagining her taking them away because of her own past experiences and wanting to give them a better future- even if it meant going behind her own sisters back. How would Celestia deal with such a thing, her own sister running off with children.

Sure, orphans or lost children or even abused ones taken away by the Princess of the Night, but would her sister have the heart to condemn her a second time for something done out of compassion?

Anyways, sorry for the long rant ^^; I hope whatever you make ends up inspiring even more artists and would be animators to release more fanmade works of this caliber <3 (if those preview stills are any indications then this will surely do just that!)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
The children follow her of their own free will ^^ Only if they want to come will the charm work. Which is why orphans and street urchins are those that answer her call so readily. And she's the Princess.. she can't be THAT bad ^^

And the 'previews' are still images of the actual production result.. so it will look like that ^^

Still, a 22 minutes episode would require over a year worth of work for 2 persons not to mention voice acting calls and whatnot.
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Telaros Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
lol; well ok not taken against their will but just wondered if Celestia would have anything to say to that. Though she isn't doing anything wrong in either case, especially as you described it, so I don't know how she'd react. Happy I'd suppose once she hears the whole story (relieved).

Oh yeah it would be a mission to do something 10 minutes (let alone 22!) guess I was expecting a partnership with others to help you two out but wow just the two of you the whole way? That is awesome!

And OH god no I hope that didn't come out wrong! I LOVE the previews and read that it would pretty much look like those xD just meant it as a reply to you working extra hard as saying "WOW to try and make the preview works look even better? Is that possible?" sort of thing lol

Well I'll stop distracting you from your work <3
God that's so awesome you two doing that level of work with such a well thought out storyboard/animatic done. I really am impressed at the practically show quality works. That is pretty dang amazing!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I can only hope our final version will be up to expectations.. cuz they are rising right now ^^;
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tan575 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Condemn her a second time? But from what I heard, this story takes place in the past. Just prior to Luna's fall from grace and transformation to Nightmare Moon.
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nanook123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
MIND. BLOWN.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
*unblows mind*

Glad you like ^^
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Dark-Ansalong Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, the animatic is absolutely amazing!! Can't wait to see the finished version~!!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks :D

I was quite surprised it got a spolight AND a frontpage on EQD :D Its awesome ^^
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Foxlover91 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Good title there, can't wait to see what you & Spiritto have in store for us. :)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Well, the animatic was posted on the Blog.. take a look, you might like :)
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Foxlover91 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I just saw it, it really blowed me away! :)
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