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Thought I'd forget about the pony Doc, did you? Nope, he's back for a fantastic holiday adventure!

Here's the special. And really, the last holiday-themed work from me for this season. (I hope this works! :O_o:) I think there may have been enough. =P

Anyway, this is also an entry for the Zap-Apple-Acres :iconzap-apple-acres: Hearth's Warming Eve contest: [link]

It should show why this has taken me so much time. Everything is custom-vectored, mostly sans show references! But the most important thing I've learned from this project was naturally how to export flash animations from Illustrator. Hoo boy, was trying to GIF this ever a bad idea. You wouldn't believe the setbacks. I think I'll stick to this solution if I ever animate a comic again.

Anyway, hope you've enjoyed this and, again, have a ponyrific Christmas. :)

Others in the series:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and its characters Hasbro
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First off I will talk about the non-animated frames. The lines are wonderfully smooth and well done, while the idea of it wholly is new and creative. Truly amazing.

While derpy seems a bit fuzzy to be in the last two panels, the time this must have took must be a while. The bright happy colors and the little Easter eggs hidden here and there are a glorious find.

Now about the feelings the whole thing creates. Its the wonderful holiday spirit that overtakes this picture's writing and idea, and the cuteness of it just stacks on top of it all. The little moments that grant us the feelings of joy are written all over this cute little thing.

And now about the last frame, where I have a few concerns. The animation is smooth and clean, but there are still a few things I'm worried about. The muffins simply just fall into the pile of muffins, no clear shadow or backwards movement clear. Derpy is just floating there in midair, no apparent reasoning for her being stuck in midair. Her text bubble is lovely, leaving the thoughts of what does she love about muffins once again deeper into the mystery it presents. I understand this tho, and it might take more time and effort.

Also, first Critique, so extremely sorry if I'm not good.
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MattX125 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I love gifts that keep on giving.
splatter789 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's bigger on the inside
bulmung69 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dr. Hooves found team four stars muffin button.
MrsPrime3819 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
luv the comic and the animation near the end
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
That's so sweet.
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
O_O This... is the greatest invention in the history of muffin kind!
Aryn240 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013

MLP-Fan20 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor,you are the best friend we could ever ask gave our dearest Derpy muffins for eternity...
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Doctor, where in the Galaxy did you find Leomund's never-ending muffin tin?
nekochibiclarechan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this really made my day. I want a muffin now. :3 Great job. Froggy Emoji 07 (In Loved Frog) Hatsune Miku-03 (Miku's Gift) 
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