But do you ever stop to wonder just where exactly these new episodes come from? Today, we here at Horse News will take an in-depth look at the process of writing an episode script to eventually be turned into a full-length animated miniature horse show episode.
|Wannabe script writers, take note!|
Step 1: Brainstorming
Directors for season five along with Meghan McCarthy and Hasbro execs gather in a secret room in the basement of Hasbro HQ. After a feast of human flesh with choice of side (baked potato, house salad, or steamed broccoli), they proceed to participate in the traditional blood orgy. Following this, they begin the ancient ritual of summoning the true Creative Director of My Little Pony, the only being in existence to truly understand the art of bright and happy scenes from nature.
|Taken by our undercover source at Hasbro|
Step 2: Writers are "Hired"
Here we see the writer in his natural habitat, working on his third magnum opus that will surely break him from the bounds of mediocrity and launch him into stardom as an author.
|"This is definitely the one!"|
The key in successfully trapping a writer lies in selecting the proper bait. While each writer is unique in terms of his or her palate, the thirsty writer has been observed to take the bait of beer on almost every occasion.
After being successfully trapped, the elusive writer is taken to Hasbro HQ, where they will be given a list of brief episode synopses and told to turn them into scripts.
|Hasbro execs successfully capturing a writer, luring him in with promises of booze and a stable paycheck|
Captured writers are now tasked with turning ideas given by Bob Ross (or Satan, if he turns up; those pentagrams can be tricky...) into full-length episodes.
|A writer hard at work on a season 5 episode script|
Mr. Larson likes to take all of his ideas and tape them up to his wall. If we take a closer look, we can make out a few things that will eventually make it into season 5:
Wow! A mysterious and powerful book from another world? Sounds like
Step 4: The Revision Process
Nothing is perfect the first time around; even our Horse News articles go through an "intensive" revising process! These scripts are no exception; after all, it would be a shame if one of the writers were to do something silly like put a distress message into one of their scripts...
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|Warning: Please do not touch or feed the editor.|
Animation performs their strange voodoo magic on the completed scripts in order to turn them from words on paper into fully-animated episode. Since getting into animation for interviews and insider info requires you take a blood oath promising your firstborn child to Hasbro's toy factory (and because our inside source is too much of a pussy to do this), we were not able to obtain any sneak preview clips of season 5. We were, however, given a screenshot of a piece of one of the episode scripts:
Completed episodes are then arbitrarily locked away by Hasbro for months on end, because they enjoy watching our suffering as we wait for the next season to air.