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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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:iconhowlwolfie:
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.

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:iconwoodybg:
woodybg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I WANT ONE 
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Why have I not seen this before?!
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:icongoremise:
Goremise Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

:3
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:iconmattx125:
MattX125 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I love gifts that keep on giving.
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:iconsplatter789:
splatter789 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's bigger on the inside
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:iconbulmung69:
bulmung69 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dr. Hooves found team four stars muffin button.
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:iconmrsprime3819:
MrsPrime3819 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
luv the comic and the animation near the end
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:iconrobotninjahero:
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
That's so sweet.
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:iconchaosdrgon:
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
O_O This... is the greatest invention in the history of muffin kind!
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:iconaryn240:
Aryn240 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
THERE'S MORE MUFFINS ON THE INSIDE OHMYGOSH

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:iconmlp-fan20:
MLP-Fan20 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor,you are the best friend we could ever ask for...you gave our dearest Derpy muffins for eternity...
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Doctor, where in the Galaxy did you find Leomund's never-ending muffin tin?
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:iconnekochibiclarechan:
nekochibiclarechan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital 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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:iconkittycuddlecakes:
KittyCuddleCakes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaawwwwww.......
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:iconsaga-sage:
Saga-Sage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Aw, that's sweet. ^^
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:iconbloodfangthegreen:
BloodfangTheGreen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And then Daleks.
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:iconmlpmichael:
MLPmichael Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
OMG the face at the 4th panel i just lost all inhibitions to laughter i had! XD
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:iconlangel2:
LAngel2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sooooooooo cute i love this so much!
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
That 4th panel reaction is quite funny, I say. :)
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:iconwolfalliance:
WolfAlliance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Doctor Whoves... <3
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:icongirlheartless:
GirlHeartless Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww, so beautiful!
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:iconquinken:
quinken Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I noticed something... every few seconds on the last panel the picture of a gift turns into Dr Whooves for a split seconde
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:iconrebyfancxd:
RebyFanCXD Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awwwwww so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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:iconkerriecat:
Kerriecat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
NOW I WANT ONE 0-0 i'm not Derpy but i wuv MUFFINS :D and CUTENESS OVERLOAD
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:iconslendergirl123:
Slendergirl123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Link caramelledansen  i d k
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:iconnanorider426:
Nanorider426 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Awww. Derpy has lots of muffins now. :D (Big Grin) Hug 
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:icondekra234:
Dekra234 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
^^
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Daaw that was very cute.
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:iconfirefeyrose412:
FireFeyRose412 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Hey can somepony please tell me why this won't show up on my phone, do I need a more advanced device like a iPad to make this show up
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:iconmisteroverlord:
misteroverlord Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
and Sugar cube corner went bankrupt because they lost their biggest customer
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Muffin button!
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:icononnajrevert:
OnnaJReverT Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
infinite muffins! now im jelly
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:iconlunasservant:
LunasServant Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
there is only one thing that needs to be said about this.....d'aaaaawwwww
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:iconneuralshock7:
neuralshock7 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
We could always use more Derpy/Doctor!
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:icon987654321o:
987654321o Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
daww
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Writer
D'awww!
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:iconlordkane666:
LordKane666 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
nice gift doctor 
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable ^^
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:iconajr001:
AJR001 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
If ever Derpy will worry about ammo for her muffin cannon, that's not a problem now. :XD:
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:iconabronyaccount:
ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
:icongokulovesuplz:
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:iconsandman-ivan:
Sandman-Ivan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait theres a glitch there on the last panel you can see Dr. Whooves face appear....
wait
...

You did that on purpose didn't you? :iconhappyspikeplz:
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:iconsturmlion1:
Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Wait, why would the Time Lords feel the need to make a prison to put muffins inside of? Are they Daleks or something? Or is it there sheer tasty awesomeness that made them imprison them?
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:iconfuzzyhead12:
fuzzyhead12 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
muffin paradoxum!!!
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:iconshadowthehejhog:
SHADOWtheHEJHOG Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Yeah, MUFFIN BUTTON!
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:iconforevergent:
Forevergent Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Forget the muffin button, THIS is the future technology!
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:iconvulpinecantdraw:
vulpinecantdraw Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwh >.<
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:icondivinearia33:
divinearia33 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconrozasupreme:
rozasupreme Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Nobody tell Goku
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:iconsockeye101:
sockeye101 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this based on a Garfield christmas comic?
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