Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 3 Animation mistakes and notes lists

Season 3 is here, this means a whole new set of mistakes to find! The animation team is getting better at avoiding them and there will be only 13 episodes, so the season set might not even be half an hour long this time.
Here, I store my notepad files of each episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic's animation mistakes. Keep in mind that the time stamps are based on my own videos, and therefore may not reflect accurately on your own.  Follow an episode's link to its current mistake list.


The process I use to find these mistakes is simple: I open the episode with Quicktime and simply view it frame-by-frame. Every mistake I find gets a time stamp, followed by a description of the mistake. Moreover, you may notice some notes with stars (*) next to them. This is not a mistake but simply a note I made. These are more common this time around, since it allows me to keep track of more things during the episodes.

I occasionally upload a My Little Bloopers video on my youtube account to point out the major mistakes. The smaller and more common ones are left here.

That being said, I'm not perfect: if you know of any Season 3 mistakes I might have missed, then comment on it here!

105 comments:

  1. episode 1, itune timing:
    00:15 - guard eye color change from blue to yellow
    03:17 - no yellow glow around crystal (it still have sparks tho)
    18:11 - horn not glowing (levitating book)

    episode 2, itune timing (YT = youtube timing):
    12:10 (YT:31:39) - fluttershy missing hind legs armored hooves
    13:26 (YT:33:03) - blue crystal pony /w bow cutie mark teleported back instantly before screen switch (you can see it on youtube if you pause at right spot)
    18:20 (YT:37:56) - sombra missing red color on horn

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  2. episode 2, itune timing
    Frame 17560 (12:12).. when Fluttershy turns.. there 1 or 2 frames showing Fluttershy has rainbow dash cutie mark.
    http://i.imgur.com/jhlq3.png

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    1. On Season 3: Magical Mystery Cure- Near the very end, Twilight's man switches from left to right, left-right, and does it two more times.

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  4. Updated episode 3 and added episode 4.

    There's a rather jarring model base mistake on Babs: missing freckles on most of her 3/4 back shots.
    It's happened many, MANY times. The freckle counter could easily surpass Season 1's if she is a recurring character.

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    1. WhiteHawke I noticed a blooper in season 1. Is it too late to say? well im gonna say it anyway. In the story telling first episode storybook Celestia says" and the elder sister harnessed the most powerful force" here it comes "KNOWN TO PONYVILLE" She should've said "known to Equestria"

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  5. I know its a bit late, but: Season 3 ep 1, Applejack's neck extension (during the scene of the 6 disembarking the train, right as Rarity is about to speak).

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  6. late, but around 8:08 during the Babs seed song, Silvers spoon cutie mark is on her hind leg as well as the absence of Diamond tiara's.

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  7. Haven't notice any error in 3,4,5, I'm getting rusty at this or maybe I'm too busy at work.

    Magic Duel
    ~4:38 (Twilight talking to Trixie).. Trixie eye iris stuck at red, eyes not glowing and not using magic.

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  8. Updated all 6 episodes. Ventuz, I haven't checked your find yet, though.

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  9. During the jousting sequence of the Crystal Empire episode and sometimes in the distant background in the episode, you see actual background ponies from Ponyville in parts of the crowd during the faire. I'm thinking the mane six, Cadance, and Shining Armor are suppose to be the only non-crystal ponies there. XD

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  10. One Bad Apple 14:08 CMCs have distorted bellies.

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  11. I already posted it on youtube, but here goes: During the jousting scene in ep. 2, Rainbow's lance switches from the right side of her body (When she waved to the crowd) to the left (during the joust) and back again (when she talked to Fluttershy afterwards).

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  12. Updated Episode 4 & 6 and added episode 7.

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  13. I'm not sure if this would count as an animation error so to speak but it is an interesting one. During the Babs Seed song, the principal singer initially was Sweetie Belle, but Apple Bloom was animated as the singer instead. I actually asked Mr Ingram about it and he confirmed it: http://www.facebook.com/dannyimusic/posts/451096314937946?comment_id=4882029

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  14. Magic Duel: After the "hands" in thing, Rainbow Dash lost her wings.BUT SHE NEEDS TO FLY!ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT!?

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  15. http://i.imgur.com/6JOMb.jpg

    aparently sibsy's ponysona had to be recolored for some reason?

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  16. I noticed, in the Babs Seed song, Derpy is in the cinema with Dr whooves but her eyes aren't wonky, thought you might not have noticed

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    1. That's not derpy. That's cloud kicker. :(

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    2. whoops never even heard of cloud kicker though...

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  17. also, in episode 7, lightning dust has no hint of a cutie mark (check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSyMLaJat4 05:57)

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  18. also in episode 7, at 10:32 (around about)spitfyres whistle changes its direction all on its own.

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  19. and the whistle changes back at around 13:45

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  20. and (hopefully finally, at 18:24ish... pinkie pike has no cutie mark, no wonder she's in tears

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  21. Updated episode 6 and 7. Added episode 8. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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  22. In Apple Family Reunion, at the end of the song, there are two unicorn fillies, one of them which you stated was the Apple Bloom look-a-like from The Crystal Empire. However, after they take the picture, they turn into earth ponies. Also, the pony near Braeburn who's color scheme is a lot like Filthy Rich's pupils look a bit strange for some reason. They look dilated.

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  23. E8

    5:40 - photo missing fork

    18:07 - when music start, there's 2 pegasus in far right.

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  24. Episode 2 Season3

    7:09 - Missing part of the sky in window. Its just fine at 6:50.

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  25. I may have been mistaken, but I am 90% sure I saw Babs' hair mirror several times, at least in Bad Apple.

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  26. Updated episode 8. Added episode 9.

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  27. E9

    0:53 - look topright, bees not moving
    2:58 - look at wolves shadow, they appeared to have king crown thingy, they really don't (king crown appears for GIANT timberwolf)
    6:16 - I don't understand why don't Spike just take eggs on counter in background?
    9:18 - Clock hour hand is either at 4 or 5... "It's 10 in the morning."

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  28. In the babs seed song at 0:51 Cloud Kicker and Doctor Whooves' heads suddenly jolts to one side

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  29. Episode 8 "Apple Family Reunion"
    01:47 - Granny's right eyelash. It's UNDER her wrinkle, but should be OVER her wrinkle.(also at 1:50-1.53, 2:09-2:12, 19:26)
    09:27 - AJ's eyes. Just look at this.
    12:41-12:46 - BigMac's eyelashes. Where are they?(also at 15:16)
    14:46 - Aunt Applesauce is a changeling. Look at her eyes.
    17:46 - Applejack.. You're a centaur?
    18:09 - Cloudchaser? Bon-Bon? Blossomforth's recolour? Mr. Greenhooves? Lucky? Carrot Top? OMG, THERE ARE TOO MANY NOT-APPLES!
    20:17 - Aunt and Uncle Orange? Why you aren't blinking? Also, why Uncle Orange is singing, and Aunt Orange IS NOT? 6_9
    20:39 - 20:43 - OMG, Babs, your eyes are so small...
    21:20 - No white part of Macintosh's eye
    That's all, that I could find.

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  30. episode 5 (magic duell)
    20: 31 faceless pony on the left tribune( picture here: http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=2167489facelesspony.png )

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  31. i can already tell you, there will be ALOT of mirroring wiht discord in KCAFO. just form the clips alone discords body parts switch sides of his body comparing statued vs living

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  32. Updated episode 5, 8, 9 and added 10.

    Discord's episode had a surprisingly little amount of mistakes. Sure, there was some mirroring here and there, but that's nitpicky.

    Then again, I could be a little rusty after the 3 week break.

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  33. Added episode 11. It was fairly clean, with the exception of a few common mistakes (but no blank flanks, strangely enough).

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  34. i can't see your txt file, mediafire being temporary down... here's list anyway

    Episode 11:

    4:02 - owl's legs is sticking out
    7:00 - no yellow glowing aura on Tank's machine
    11:33 - when Angel bunny jump at Scootaloo feet, there's 3 frames or so showing bunny ear sketch line.
    11:45 - when spike offering all animals, there's red arrows on Opal claw
    18:48 - when spike and everyone else gets back on train... gummy and owl randomly have collar/necktie appear and disappearing back and forth.
    20:30 - Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash wingless
    21:16 - what's wrong with Spike leg?...

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  35. On S3 E11,the text document,on 21:00,what do you mean by Credits "Sweetie Bell"

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  36. supposed to be "Sweetie Belle", they typoed in the credits

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  37. Episode 11
    0:21 There's 3 plates, 2 of them are grey and 1 of them are white, 0:22 The plate on the right is now grey and the plate on the left is white.

    Found that out just now

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    1. 0:22 The blue jar beside the 2 plates on the 2nd shelf was not there before

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    2. 0:26 The plates and the blue jar got mirrored.
      0:30 Mirrored again...
      0:34 Mirrored again...

      (Hasbro really likes to mirror alot of things)

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  38. Episode 10
    0:34 Rainbow Dash has a blank flank on his left outer thigh.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/401/bandicam201302101236323.jpg/

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  39. ^ thats not mistake, she just turned her leg and you can't see it.. you're looking at INNER thigh

    it's a SHE btw.

    i'm going get list of Ep 12 errors soon.

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  40. E12
    2:26 - Fluttershy missing wings
    3:06 - Fluttershy has Twilight's cutie mark, that's new, they usually put in Rainbow Dash cutie mark mistake
    6:09 - Cadence opened big list.. ponies stopped being crystal in that scene
    7:07 - ponies in background stopped being crystal.. again...
    9:39 - ponies not crystal
    10:55 - "2, 7, 9, 3" part, pinkie pie in front has Twilight's cutie mark
    14:58 - after whistle blow, ponies not crystal
    16:06 - ponies not crystal
    19:00 - RD looking thru window, blank flank i think

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  41. E13
    Rainbow Dash grab Gummy and throw into bird cage - Rainbow Dash still had her own cutie mark when she supposed to have Fluttershy's cutie mark.
    0:33 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty431Z0HaUU

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  42. Sorry for the delay, but I've been on vacation since last week.

    I'll be updating the final 2 episodes over the next 2-3 days.

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  43. Got done a bit early. (Updated episode 11 and added episode 12 and 13)

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  44. mlp-s3 e13
    0:38 cutie mark popout

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  46. Is Volume 13 coming out soon? Episode 13 is currently out. Do you have more mistakes to find?

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  47. Volume 13 is weeks from being complete. This stems mostly because I'm focusing on my alternate project (a fanimation) right now, and aim to finish it first. Despite this, there is a chance Volume 13 will release first anyway.

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  48. In episode 7, (Wonderbolt Acaemy one) Rainbow Dah and Lighting Dust are both put on the blue team, but when they bring the flag back to Spitfire, its red.

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  51. Episode 6 (Sleepless in Ponyville)

    16:28 When Luna fly's out of the moon after destroying the headless horse, her front right leg is disjointed and overlaps her collar.

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  52. Episode 7, 10:54, Thunderlane either has the wrong cutie mark or a negative/inverted version of his own: http://puu.sh/2fNfJ

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    1. 'tis actually Milky Way's cutie mark, but can't see the stand holding up the telescope because it blends in with Thunderlane's coat.

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  53. Episode 13 - Magical Mystery Cure
    Rainbow dash normal cutie mark (2:04)
    Also Fluttershy's hair keeps changing sides (example at 9:21 her hair is at Fluttershy's left side, then at 9:27, her hair is on the right side this keeps happening in her cottage)

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    1. Oh I meant Right side THEN left sorry :p

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  54. season 3 episode 13
    Twilight is the same height as Luna, and Cadence 19:20, but is normal size after that.

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  55. Episode 12, 9:32, Rarity picks up the horn with her magic, but in the next shot neither her's nor Cadance's horn is glowing whilst the mirror has its glowing aura.

    ~CC2

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    2. picks up the mirror*

      fixed pic: http://puu.sh/2stuU

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  56. Episode 2: Fluttershy's ears disappear from 10:42 to 10:44.

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  57. ep 1 when celestia talks about the empire u see applebloom

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  58. at the start of raise the barn u see bon bon carrot top and cloud chaser

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  59. Episode 12 - Games Ponies Play
    The last bit of the cheer performed inside the castle: http://i.imgur.com/J8Dkqr2.jpg
    Cannon is best layer.

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  60. Magical Mystery Cure Episode 13

    16:43 Fluttershy has the Element of Harmony but later at 16:46 the Element of Harmony is no longer wrapped in her neck.

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  61. Episode 13, 19:06, the Unicorn Guard choir isn't wearing their shoes but they get them at 19:09.

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    1. Episode 7, 10:28, both Milky Way and Flowershine are wearing lead pony badges despite being a team.

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    2. Episode 7, 2:53 - 4:10, Milky Way has Thunderlane's eye color for this whole scene, but returns to green like it normally is after. They both also have blank flanks as they take off to do the 500 laps:

      http://puu.sh/2sQWv
      http://puu.sh/2sQX1

      http://puu.sh/2sQY5

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    3. Well scratch the yellow eyes being the error, I watched Hurricane Fluttershy again and I guess it could be determined that it's an error whenever his eyes are green (most of the episode), since they were originally yellow.

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    4. Episode 7, 14:52, Lightning Dust has Cloudchaser's wrong cutie mark, and Rainbow Dash's left flank is blank just like how most of the toys only have cutie marks on one side :P

      http://puu.sh/2uN9i

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    5. Same episode, Lightning Dust doesn't have her goggles on when flying past Spitfire on the Dizzatron test: http://puu.sh/2uOTP

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    6. Last two for now, Lightning Dust has a different cutie mark when she turns around after getting her badge ripped off by Spitfire: http://puu.sh/2w9bi

      Might be a long-lasting "error" but stallion pegasi tend to switch between two different wing templates for "spread" and "flapping":

      http://puu.sh/2w9dZ
      http://puu.sh/2w9di

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  62. Episode 12
    21:11 Applejack has layering fail when she turns her head.

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    1. Also, her leg disappears a few frames after

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    2. *21:21 A brown line appears for only 2 frames behind Applejack's crest

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    3. 02:55 Fluttershy is missing her wing on 1 of the frames

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    4. *14:10 Twilight moves to fast in-between 2 frames

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    5. *14:14 Twilight's head moves to fast in-between 2 frames here as well

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  63. in a true true friend the pony with the drum's walking cycle is off

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  64. magical mystery cure
    19:49 behind the two crystal ponies on the right you can see derpy winking
    not a mistake, but an easter egg

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    1. Again not really a mistake, but i always look for it. 15:26 It proves that Celestia is the ultimate stalker because she can see into Twilight's thoughts of going back to magic kindergarten

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  65. Magical Mystery Cure
    8:30 Fluttershy has normal cutie mark.

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  66. Episode 13, Magical Mystery cure:

    After receiving her big crown thingy during the coronation, Twilight looks to her left to her friends, but the shot of her friends show them on the right side of the stairs rather than the left:

    http://i.imgur.com/NvIol7k.jpg

    The next shot puts them on the left side of the stairs, though.

    http://i.imgur.com/2zqpU4J.jpg

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  67. Ok so on keep calm and flutter on, the door on the inside is inconsistent. At 8:00 hinges are on outside right, then on next scene, the hinges are outside left. That also changes again when rainbow dash comes over to discord while he sits, because the scene after the door hinges are outside left also (in one scene it does go to the right side for hinges being on the right outside hinges)

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  68. Magical Mystery Cure
    6:12
    Gummy should be in the cage from 2:05

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    1. 10:32
      Rainbow's wings aren't very visible and her leg kinda looks off i don't know

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  69. I am so anxious to see the Season 3 Set!

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  70. Has anyone noticed in Magical Mystery Cure, during the True True Friend song, near the ending of the song where Twilight and her friends are singing "see the light" and it's a brief shot with all of them, everyone has their element except Applejack, who I believe gets it a shot later. (I had a giant list of errors from this episode but it's on a different hard drive :/)

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  71. In Keep Calm and Flutter On, at 19:53, Fluttershy's walking animation is broken. https://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/151/1/5/19_53_by_givralix-d67d5n6.png

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  72. In Too Many Pinkie Pies, part of Doctor Whooves' mane disappears when he's turning his head at 14:23 http://puu.sh/38Wf3.png

    The same thing happens to Lucky's mane in Magical Mystery Cure at 7:58 http://puu.sh/38Wlx.png

    In Wonderbolts Academy, Spitfire's eye highlights aren't clipped to her iris's starting from 9:18 http://puu.sh/38Wpo.png

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  73. 2:41 Magical Mystery Cure
    Fluttershy's wings are completely messed up.

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  74. The Crystal Empire Part 1 17:18
    Twilight places the book in front of Rarity, then in the aerial view it's in the center of the table

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  75. Magical Mystery Cure 2:43
    Twilight's body is completely unalligned

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  76. Sorry for the lack of updates lately, real life was distracting.
    Anyway, thanks for all the help and comments! I'm going over all of them now. Mistakes after this post may not necessarily get added to the Season 3 Set, unfortunately.

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  77. Updated episode 6, 7, 10, 12 and 13.

    Thanks to mediafire updating its site, you can also all simply view the files directly now, too!

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  78. Episode 1, 17:26: When Rainbow Dash takes the helmet, it magically mirrors.

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  79. Episode 13 Season 3 (Derp) 16:35 It says that Fluttershy has Loyalty Element, Apple Jack has Party Element, Rarity has Honesty, Rainbowdash has generosity, and Pinkie pie has kindness... It might not be a mistake. But hey if it is then... yeah... :P

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