I’m sure everyone had read this by now, but in the off chance you missed it on EqD (or are one of my rare readers that don’t go there), Jayson Thiessen released a public message to the fandom today about the show and the production crew.  Basically in short reminding many that Lauren Faust was the driving force behind the show along side Rob Renzetti (storyboard director), and that even with her departure, the production crew continues on with her deep in mind.  Here’s the full message:



I have been receiving a lot of praise and attention lately for the making of the show, and I feel it necessary to make some things clear to everyone.

 First and foremost, MLP:FiM is Lauren’s show. She created the characters and the world and the stories and how everything works on the show. It’s all her vision behind everything you see. We, the production studio, were the hired guns to put that vision into motion and bring it to life. But she was there every step of the way, guiding us and keeping us on track. Every episode in season one has Lauren written all over it. She and the great Rob Renzetti made sure the writing was superb, holding everyone to the highest standard. She looked over every storyboard and animation rough cut and made sure it was up to her standards. Even right down to the music score, Lauren was there. I and Wootie are the directors, but Lauren was supervising us as best she could from LA, feeding us her knowledge and creative vision. After she left we simply continued along the path she carved out for us, by then we had the pattern down and knew what she wanted. Yes we added our own flavour to it and collaborated to make it what it is, but without her spearheading and guiding us and working with the HUB and Hasbro we wouldn’t have what we have. Let it be known as well that almost all of the stories for season two were pretty much figured out by the time she left, so Lauren is still in there. Discord, and that whole two part episode had lauren in it through and through. She designed Discord completely herself, came up with his character and even flew up to Vancouver to oversee the storyboards personally. It was her idea to have John De-Lancie’s voice and she directed him.
I just feel that with all the excitement of season two and with me appearing at Bronycon last weekend, the credit is being shifted on me a little more than I feel comfortable with. I just want to make sure everyone understands what a big role she played in the making of all this and give credit and praise to her.

– Jayson Thiessen

  • Anonymous

    I don't go to EqD. Can't stand the place.

  • plaster

    and that's where we come in

  • Anonymous

    I am also one who comes exclusively to DH.

  • 21shootingstar -★-

    I go to both, but I only comment here, not very often but only when I have something to say. plus I only read the comments here in DH sometimes there are very interesting comments.
    I always find the news from here very well written, I think thats why I like DH so much.

    I realy liked the driving distracted thing, funny, intersting and I like plaster's opinion on some of issues he talks about.

    I like the new look of DH.

    anyway, I think we all knew how important Lauren Faust was for the show and that she will continue being very important even if she doesn't participate as much as in season 1.
    It's a very nice gesture from Jaison to give Lauren Faust the credit she deserves, but he shouldn't worry about people giving him more attention than Lauren Faust, he is not replacing her, he knows that and we know that.
    It's more like what hapened with Daniel Ingram, from one day to another he was the center of attention and every thing is fine.

  • Anonymous

    I also read DH only, I quit reading EqD after the Dykas incident and recently I learned Seth disabled anonymous commenting, sealing my decision to never go back there.

    I find DH a much better place overall, you mainly post about news related to the show which are relevant to my interests unlike ridiculous fandom shenanigans.

    Keep up the good work!

  • derpymaths

    props to JT for being just a super awesome dude.

    and yeah i used to go to eqd but just dont really bother anymore. not that there's anything wrong with eqd, its just the visit is often rendered frivolous after getting my daily pony fix from DH. i mean, hey, those video game zombies arent going to just shoot themselves. cant be wasting time re-reading pony news.