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Community Growth? BMO!Beemo/ZZYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36832363

So, Gen 5 seems to have reverberated through the fan art community. Do you think the next pony series coming out will keep the old community engaged and get some who dropped off to pop back in?

Do you think it's mostly going to be entire new fans?

Do you think it will have longevity either way? I love to see growth in the community, to see it's heart beating once more. But what do you all think, is it just a blip or will this be a boom?

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I think it will bring fresh air to the fandom. I doubt it'll be like it was ten years ago of course but still. Of course depends on the quality of the show and whether they can spin some interesting lore around it.

I for my part look forward to it.

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>>36832365
That's my hope too! Seeing artists start to pick up pony art again has been super cool!
So, I am curious to see if the show is decent enough and draws in new fans AND old to come to communities like these.

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>>36832366
I think the artists enjoy having something new to try their skill at when it comes to MLP.

The show better be good, or else!

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>>36832368
DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNN!

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>>36832363
I only now noticed that this picture is a 'remake' of an old FiM one.

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>>36832365
As the most negative voice in this discussion, I will give some credit to what I've been seeing in the few samples dropped by Hasbro.

First, the new show runners appear to have a good idea of how they want each character to be portrayed. Even though I've been harsh on the character designs being too similar, the behavior differences are clear.

The Earth pony has some similar traits to Twilight Sparkle. The thirst for knowledge and addiction to learning.

The Unicorn is comedic and extroverted. Few fucks given. Brave enough to trespass in a place her kind isn't known for welcoming others.

The male Earth pony. Comedy relief of a unique male perspective. Similar to Rainbow Dash in some respects.

If the writers can maximize the tropes of each character and the things that unite them, a good story can be created and presented despite the limited physical characteristics.

The subtle movements in the new animation does give hope that this won't bomb as badly as the first Disney (not Pixar) 3D animation movies. All processes have a learning curve and each studio had to grind through the curve by making films.

I still strongly dislike the character designs so far.

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>>36832372
That's a totally fair assessment. It's valid to not like the designs. I do think the characters themselves will stand out enough.

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>>36832365
Same for all points pretty much.

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I'm cautiously optimistic. But then cautious optimism is my whole schtick.
But my take:

>CGI

bleh but it's just cheaper to produce now and CGI is more or less becoming the way of the world.
The designs don't look half bad though and as long as the environmental assets are nice and consistent with the stuff that's we've seen already I think it'll look pretty good. That's generally where CGI falls flat is if the environmental assets and the character assets clash with each other.

I've only heard the brief synopsis
plot-wise but it sounds serviceable.
In terms of a target audience I think where it'll differ from the get-go with G4 (which will either be a good thing or a bad thing depending who you ask) is that G4 obviously proved ponies as something with a broader more unisex and more age-diverse appeal than was taken into account initially. And when Hasbro realized that there was a notable change in show direction which started in the 2nd season where the gags and the episode plots became a lot more nuanced. So G5 will probably start out as a show aimed at parents watching with their children as opposed to a show aimed entirely at the children themselves. The fact that they've added male protagonists also clearly shows that they are aiming for a unisex audience out of the gate.

Something they can deviate from which I feel limited the G4 writing was the fact that the Mane 6 were all kind of written to be the purveyor of each a single virtue which one might consider all to be necessary for an individual to strive. So the plots were often centered around resolving individual character conflicts stemming from struggling with a single virtue- which was obviously the result of it originally being aimed just at children (simple bite size life lessons, Aesop Fable tier stories) and the later episodes ended up becoming a balancing act between character consistency and plot complexity.
^Obviously there's a fine balance of where to stop with that one. I don't think anyone wants Lord of the Rings: But with horses. But there's definitely an opportunity for less "didn't they do this plot already?" sort of episodes.

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>>36832377
>>I don't think anyone wants Lord of the Rings, but with horses.

Taste before you spit. (Lord of the Rings Re-enacted by Ponies)

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>>36832378
I'd be up for LOTR with horses.

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>>36832378
>>36832379
I don't mean literally. I mean figuratively as in the show obviously shouldn't have the same emotional intensity and depth of plot as say a movie like LOTR. It would get exhausting to watch 26 times a year.

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This guy--

https://twitter.com/cortoonish/status/1372307516915281922

--is the Exec. Producer for the G5 show. His online bios and resumés demonstrate a strong love for Marvel superheroes, so we may be getting LOTR with horses after all. Or maybe Power Ponies?

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>>36832381
We need to find out who his common associates are in the industry. They will likely end up on the staff and offer a preview of the overall creative direction G5 will have.

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>>36832381
Oooh, interesting! I didn't know that!

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>>36832382
Have no fear, IMDb is here.

Expect the worst and you won't be as dissapointed.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3201920/

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>>36832384
So it's basically going to be Spiderman: but with ponies.

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>>36832385
You mean like Mysterious Mare Do Well

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>>36832384
I saw something that looked Non marvel for a second.
"Blade". But then I looked closer. He produced some Marvel licensed Blade cartoon series that was so amazing I've never heard of it until now.
So I guess at this point we're hoping for as much Hasbro micromanagement as possible so that he doesn't turn it into Marvel little ponies.

Although if memory serves wasn't blade originally a graphic novel? I'm too lazy to google it.
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