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Airs: March 17th, 2012

Directed By: James 'Wootie' Wootton

Storyboarded by (Senior/Junior): Kenny Park & Marshal Fels Elliott

Official (?) Synopsis:

"In the new episode "Dragon Quest," Spike goes on a journey of self-discovery by joining the Great Dragon Migration. But does a rough and tumble gang of teenage dragons really hold the key to the questions Spike has about his identity? Rating: TV-Y."

More Spike! :D That's my cup of tea.

-Raven
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  • Drinking: Cold Coffee
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ShoStyle Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was good. Rarity's emotional attachment for Spike was really nice and noted. Like some had mentioned reading up on what they didn't liked about it, it would've been nice if Spike would've went to an elder dragon for help/advice instead of teenagers, or have some type of dragon/pony backstory if there is any...but I digress, overanalysis of a little girl's show.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
meh. I don't mind some analysis. I kind of wish I could write on this show sometimes, though to be fair, some of the really cool concepts might be out of the realm of the demographic Hasbro's going for.

I would love to see him interact with an older mentor-like dragon. Maybe one who's chosen a similar life to Spike's rather than the typical hoarding/rampaging kind. I remember when I was boarding on Secret of My Excess, I added the little bit of him on the bridge putting his hand in the image of the giant footprint he'd left as an adult. It seems like he's almost pre-determined to become something other than he really wants to be.
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great episode but I'm sad that they didn't follow up on what Celestia said in the letter to Spike that the dragons threw in the lava.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Now that you mention it, I really DO wanna know what it said. XD
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Knowing Celestia and the dragon migration was there it was probably something like

Dear Spike,

With the recent arrival of the dragon migration to Equestrian skies I imagine you
must be brimming with questions about yourself and your race. I know you don't know
much about dragons but I have kept a private store of knowledge in my personal study
that I would be happy to share with you. If you have any questions about dragons,
their ceremonies, culture or anything about them at all just visit me here in Canterlot
and I will be happy to answer all of your questions about your race, origins and who are.

-Her grand royal highness
Princess Celestia


Thus making his quest superfluous.
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Are you allowed to say yet who storyboarded Hurricane Fluttershy? The Hub aired a preview this morning: [link] [link]
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I *think* that would still be fine since I'm about to make a post on it anyway. XD Its just unsafe to talk about actual content before things air. After some of the leaks from TopDraw, there is a much more scrutinous eye on us all.

As for Hurricane, that would be ME! And my trusty cohort Dave Weibe. I think I can say that its the first pony board that I found my 'comfort zone' in, so there is some fun stuff in it. Is that vague enough? I hope...
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I can't understand why information on who storyboarded an episode needs to be so "hush-hush" before the episodes air. It's not like knowing that information spoils the episode! Right? I honestly see no problem with knowing the storyboarders (and writers, for that matter) of future episodes. (Voice actors, on the other hand, should remain secret until after the episode airs - for not knowing which characters are in an episode.)

By the way, who voiced the teenage dragons? My guesses are Terry Klassen, Samuel Vincent, Scott McNeil, Matt Hill, or a combination of those guys.

Lastly, thank you for providing this kind of information, and for answering my question! :D
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Not sure who voiced the dragons. A few people have asked, so if I remember I'll check with Jayson. I DID hear Matt Hill in there. Ha.

And the board thing? Augh. I'm confused by it every day. I think after all the actual leaks from TopDraw (NOT DHX) Hasbro has had a more watchful eye on things. I think. Don't quote me.
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
If you can confirm any of the dragon voices, or heck - any of the other background voices from Hurricane Fluttershy, that would be awesome! (And while I'm at it, I have to ask: Is Tabitha St. Germain the voice of Princess Cadence, as heard in this officially-released preview? (She says "What!?") [link] )
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Writer
*Mind blown*...*Mind cannot comprehend*...Cannot wait to see! *cheers*
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Awesome episode. Merriwether did a great job with the writing, and everyone else involved in the episode were great, too. I got at least one of my wishes granted for Spike -- he gets a pet. :) You were not kidding about the adorable Spike moments in that episode. Can't get enough of him. :)

Hard to believe there are five episodes left this season. Looking forward to them, as well as what I hope will be a great Season Three. :) You all are doing great job with the series. Keep it up!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so muuuch! Spike can't help but be adorable. XD
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exit-next-to-chip Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
This episode was really cute!
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Poppy664 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Pinkie and Spike are tied for being my favoriteist characters ever! :la:
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Poppy664 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Ogad.


You DON'T know how excited I am for this.....

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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay I'm gonna love this one if only because "Dragon Quest" was one of my all time favorite NES RPGs.

Lets hope Spike-y Wike-y doesn't fall into greed once again and become a monster.
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AnimatEd Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
You've really gotten me interested in Spike, so what great timing! :D
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hopefully he'll get more episodes in the future!
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AnimatEd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
I saw the episode and just wanted to animate baby Eddy and Bro over Spike and the red dragon. XD
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha ha.. I noticed that too. XD It was kinda eerie...
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halfeatencandybars Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Geeking out right now. Aside from Spike being my favorite character, I've just been really interested in dragons on that show to begin with.
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!! Dragons!
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TriforceoftheGods Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Just when I keep thinking this show can't get any better!
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exit-next-to-chip Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Spike! He's a cutie pie!
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Abi-R Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Ahhh I'm so excited about this episode, my favourite baby dragon finally gets more screentime! Those rough teens.. I can't wait to see their designs!
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Ignacia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
OOOOOoooooh yes! This one sounds awesome!
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lilmizzkrazie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
:D Can't wait!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I'm looking forward new eposide! <3
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Writer
I'm intrigued by the preview which was with the online game. I'm also amused by how much Rainbow Dash keeps showing up at the library ^^.

Looking forward to this one because it sounds like a bonanza for interesting creature designs.
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I'd say the game was worth playing, because the preview increased my interest in the episode more (and it was already way up there :laughing: ). Yeah, I thought it was interesting to see RD still showing her interest in reading and being at the library.

I agree. I can't wait to see these dragons from this week's episode. I also am looking forward to some character development from Spike. :)
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
More Spike indeed! :D I can't get enough of the little guy.

I think I may be so excited about this one I might not get much sleep over it. :laughing: As always, Raven, thanks for posting, and thanks for all you do for the series. :)
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