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A Hearth's Warming Tail by Sibsy A Hearth's Warming Tail by Sibsy

Earlier today, my 2nd to last episode of MLP ever aired. It's kind of strange to have a 'Christmas in summer" episode, but I'm not in control of scheduling, so don't bug me about it!

Either way, this was probably my most favorite episode to storyboard on in six seasons (definitely in my top 3). My only wish was that I had more than 2 1/2 weeks to board 3 songs/story.  The songs were so strong and inspiring, it killed me to have to "rush."
The episode was split between me and my board partner Megan. 
Either way, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The entire MLP team did a fantastic job and I hope it will be added to the line up of Christmas cartoons families watch every year. 

These are the song sequences I had the pleasure of boarding on this episode. 

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:iconcondescendence:
condescendence Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
:iconkelpbarplz: Here's a Kelp Bar to you, :iconsibsy:
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:iconflimflanboy:
Flimflanboy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the better portrayals of A Christmas Carol I've seen, alongside The Muppets and Foxtrot.
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Toxicgambit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist
so levely
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AlexLovesLPS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
You worked on this episode!? That is awesome!
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016   Digital Artist
The episode was fun, and the animation lively.  You will be missed.
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DeltaSoul Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is still my favorite episode, Luna's song was so heavy.
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tf-regal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
There was an excellent job done with the visuals. You helped make a wonderful episode.
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your stuff on the show!
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Cinnamon-Swirls Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student Artist
I loved the episode :D and that's rare considering I'm not the biggest fan of season 6. :| Derpy on the tree was also adorable ;P and the best part of the episode. :)
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Redgium Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
The songs were completely great, i enjoyed every one of them. Thank you so much :)
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Technical0Difficulty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job on these scenes.

I hadn't known this was your second-to-last episode. Where do you think you will be going with your talent in the future? : ) Whatever your plans, I do hope they work out for you.
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RarityLuver214 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Fantastic episode!!! ^_^
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far my most favorite episode of the season so far; some excellent work you and your board partner did!
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Derpy is immune to pain.
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Rashy23 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Loved this one. Shoulda know really.
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TooCliched Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Student Writer
It was a great episode! :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
This became an instant classic to me. This is quite possibly one of the best episodes of the series without any doubt.

It was a incredible episode and it makes me feel even more sadder of your departure. Thank you for all your work on this magical episode.
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Bman-64 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a really great episode too! ^.^
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PrincesaGrumosa365 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student General Artist
That was an amazing episode!!! clappingantisepticeye HOPES AND DREAMS INTENSIFIES Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote D a n c i n g   D i p p e r ABM: Blowing a Kiss (Animated Icon) 
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SALT--WATER Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
it was a really nicely done ep..but Luna's song was something..
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mialythila Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really loved Luna's song in that episode! I am also enjoying Starlight Glimmer so far.
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Glorthogoot Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goodbye to the holiday and Heart's Warming future were wonderful scenes! I'm so happy with how they came out. 
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blazah99 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
good episode, it came out really well.
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DarkCog Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Really loved this episode. 
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those were some great moments. luna tho caught the group i was by surprise. we surely thought it be twilight. oh and making derpy a "star" was adorable.
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
The visuals were really stunning. That Luna!
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lonewolf3878 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Luna's was the absolute best. I keep going back and watching it.
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Caerdwyn Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Though the... for lack of a better word, "texture" of this episode was markedly different from most of the rest of the series, it worked very well. The entire staff (including surprise-writer Mike Vogel) excelled, and made one of the very best episodes in the entire series.

You're right to be proud.
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Sibsy Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:)
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this episode was mostly like a pony version of A Christmas Carol, but I sorta got "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" vibes from it too XD

Great episode!
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MObubbles Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This was by far the best episode of season 6, fantastic job!  Visually, musically and artistically pleasing and wonderful!  
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gohlanblack Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo hoo! Thanks for the fantastic episode! :D
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Joakaha Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely the best episode of season 6 so far, and you did a master peace good work! ^,^ :clap:
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Template93 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really liked this EP!
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The1stMoyatia Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is basically like the tale of a christmas carol told by ponies, right? Because I remember somebody suggesting that a while back ago.
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Popculture-Patron Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Writer
Luna's Future has got to be one of my favorite scenes in the whole show.

The gothic tone of the song was especially glorious. If you see Ingram, buy him a cookie on my behalf.
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Amana07 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Luna's Song and Starlight Glimmer's were quite endearing, I have to say.  You did an awesome job on the storyboard stuff.  For me, Luna being reaper was expected, and yet you felt it would be too predictable and wouldn't be used.  In the end, I'm glad Luna had an awesome song to go with her visual style. 
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catz537 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, yeah, it was strange to have a Christmas episode in May. But it was a good one ;) And what do you mean this is your 2nd to last episode?? You won't be on the storyboard anymore?
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buttonspny Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Sibsy, this was an incredibly good episode and your work MADE it so....LOVE this.
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Sibsy Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:hug:
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AnimationTyme Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
That ep hit the ground running. Good storyboard composition on those musical sequences.

Luna's cloak tentacles. Cool.

Conjured dancing ponies also very cool, especially the "Pirouetting" mare...(turning CW too)!

Layout and Animation had some good material to work with from Megan Willis and Sibsy.

All done in 2-1/2 weeks.

Which proves that Storyboarders don't really need sleep.
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(thought so)
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wyanewill Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
It was a great episode
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HarukoHoshiko Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thought the episode was great, really enjoyed the songs.  still going to be sad to see you leave ponies.  ~<3
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Superkaito Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This was such a great episode like omg!!! :heart:
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Pearl-Jamais Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UGH I love this epsiode so much Sibsy that by the time it was over I forgot it was summer. I need the songs in a CD ;-; This would be added to my Christmas albums.

Even for the short time you guys had to do the storyboards in this, it came out magnificent. I am still trying to figure out how Luna got to be the tallest alicorn; but she was my favorite in the episode expect for the Muffins/Derpy Tree Topper.

;~; I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
This ep was so good, thank you for helping make it be awesome. :D
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
It was a top quality episode.

This is a bit of a distraction but, do you ever consider the discovery family logo when you are working? Or is that corner of the screen so off focus that nobody should be putting important things there to begin with?
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I think that this episode was very solid visually, to match with the songs. What was your last episode of FIM to work on...?
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Sibsy Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
It hasn't aired yet.
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