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Batman Hates Bronies - (Dark Knight & My Little Pony Cartoon)

Posted by Hoob on October 3rd, 2012
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James Lee has been putting out great animated shorts for a few years now. The only complaint I can ever think to make about him is that he takes too long between vids. Well, thankfully, he’s back and he’s using Batman to finally deal with all this Brony Madness.

Official Video Description:

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I always find it funny when people on the internet get so angry over things like Bronies, Hipsters, Nickleback etc, so I guess I just wanted to make a cartoon over how strange it is. I didn’t want it to be too preachy and sappy, but then I didn’t want it to be too aggressive either. I think I’ve got a good balance, though hopefully I don’t just end up pissing everyone off instead: P

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This one took quite a bit longer than my Pregnetheus cartoon. The ‘rough’ style actually took more work than my typical cleaner style oddly enough. I was initially thinking of doing something more in the style of Dark Knight Rises, but just decided to do my own style anyway. I’m happy with how it turned out, though I’m eager to get back to something tidier and simpler.

We hit a creative roadblock in the last few days of production. We couldn’t come up with any music to fit the first half. In the end I came across some Star Wars music (the Emperors Theme) and thought “screw it, lets just parody that”. So that’s how we ended up with a Batman/ My Little Pony / Star Wars crossover parody thing….

Hania worked her butt off on the score for this one. She did about 5 different versions of the first half, which was my fault. I was like “Needs more DUNDUNDUNDUN dun DUHHHH” and then “Can we pull back the “DunDunDun dunnn?” and then “……Maybe we should get rid of the DunDunDunDun….”

Jazza did a fantastic job as usual as Batman. It was my first time working with Josh Tomar (as the voice of the Brony), and he completely nailed it from the get go, I can’t wait to work with him again. Special thanks to Sam Green for some useful feedback!

The bulk of production was done in Flash, for character animation. I used a lot of Photoshop for the BG art, and composited in After Effects to add some glows and filters just to soften the look a little.

I’ve got a couple more ideas for some parody stuff, but we’re going to throw in some original stuff soon too just to even it out a bit more.

If you really liked the My Little Pony song at the end and want to hear it without Batman singing along, check out the original by Hania Lee. Be warned, it is now stuck in my head:

LYRICS:

My little pony
My little pony
What will today’s adventure be?
My little pony
My little pony
Will there be exciting sights to see?
Where will you wonder?
Hither and yonder; letting your heart be your guide
My Little Pony
My Little Pony
I’ll be there right by your side

I used to wonder what friendship could be
My Little Pony
My Little Pony
Until you all shared its magic with me
My Little Pony
My Little Pony
Big adventure
Tons of fun
A beautiful heart
Faithful and strong
Sharing kindness; it’s an easy feat
And magic makes it all complete

You have my little ponies
Do you know you’re all my very best friends.
True to the end!

My Little Pony
My Little Pony
Ahh ahh ahh ahh…

Cover composed and performed by Hania Lee: http://www.youtube.com/TheHaniaShow


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