Mentally Advanced Series "Redirect Animation" (lost internet animation; 2013)


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Mentally Advanced Series: Redirect Animation
One of the four screenshots from the lost animation.
One of the four screenshots from the lost animation.
Status Lost

The Mentally Advanced Series is an abridged internet series based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, [1] created by FiMFlamFilosophy (a.k.a. Greg Hoffman), whose YouTube channel Dawn Somewhere[2] has over 176,000 subscribers as of July 2017.

"Mentally Advanced Series Redirect Animation" (The actual title is unknown) is a 2 minute, 44 second animation of which at least 11 copies[3] were posted to YouTube by Dawn Somewhere on January 27, 2013. The purpose of these videos was to redirect users to Dawn's official website,[4] in order to watch episodes of the Mentally Advanced Series that had been removed from YouTube due to its Content ID system. Each individual video was named after its corresponding episode ('Mentally Advanced Series Ep1', 'Mentally Advanced Series Ep2', ect.). However, these videos have since disappeared entirely.

Plot

According to the My Little Pony Fan Labor Wikia,[5] each of the redirect videos featured an identical animation by Rainbow Dash Presents,[6] artist Petirep.[7] The plot focused on Fluttershy attempting to get an orangutan dressed as a cop and named 'YouTube' to post her valentine that read 'To All My Friends on YouTube!' on its refrigerator; but instead the orangutan took the valentine to be burned by another orangutan named 'Mr. Moneybags'. 'YouTube' and Mr. Moneybags's then eat a hamburger, an inside joke to FimFlamFilosophy's Coal-Powered Cookie Train Album Release (Animated Video)|Cookie Train Album ad, in which the same orangutan cop accused Dash of being the 'Hamburgerlar' and confiscated her hamburgers. Each of the redirect videos featured a unique line of poetry ending with 'Nothing's perfect in life.'

Availability

Though at least one of the videos may have still been accessible as recently as September 24, 2014[8] and Patreon creation pages under the name "Gregory Hoffman" still exist for them as well, attempting to access any of the animations now shows that the video is unavailable. The reason for their removal is unknown, since this animation is one of the only two entirely original fan animations that seem to have been removed from Dawn Something's YouTube channel (the other being the Cookie Train Album video). Other removed videos that did not feature original animations (such as the original Mentally Advanced episodes) have been preserved and reuploaded by fans and/or are available on the creator's website, but this does not seem to be the case for these videos. No additional copies of the animation appear to exist, and the only records of its actual visual content that still remain are four screenshots from the animator's DeviantArt page.

External links

See also

References

  1. The Wikipedia page for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  2. Dawn Somewhere's YouTube channel. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  3. The website archive showing the 11 deleted copies on a YouTube playlist. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  4. Dawn's official website. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  5. My Little Pony Fan Labor Wikia. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  6. Rainbow Dash Presents's YouTube channel. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  7. Petirep's DeviantArt page. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017
  8. Brandle_100's twitter page. Last retrieved 11 Feb 2017

Comments


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IAmAHumanPerson

6 months ago
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This page took a lot of effort to research back when it was originally created, and I still check back on it every so often in the hope that it might have been found. I was very disappointed to find that it had been deleted...

With regards to notability, I believe that it is in fact notable due to the fact that the YouTube channel which originally hosted it has over 100000 subscribers *and* had *every single* video that was deleted rescued and reposted by fans *except* for this one (and the Coal-Powered Cookie Train one). If a rewrite is necessary, could someone possibly explain in what way you'd like it rewritten rather than outright deleting it? If so, then thanks.
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Reynard

6 months ago
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Rewrite so that a person who is not familiar with the fandom can understand what it is.

Because it's like a big wall of text about something we don't know what it is.
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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Making an article like this is perspective bias, I'd argue. Although it's not as bad as some of the people who do this, you're still very much wrapped up in your own world and unable to see that this doesn't warrant any real important.

What's more, and this is what it ultimately comes down to, creators on Youtube have full creation over what they produce. If they want to take something down, it's entirely within their right to do so, and should ultimately be respected. Most Lost Media occurs from people not have the foresight to back it up. Those are the cases when it usually warrants finding. If someone removes something, and it holds no objective importance, then we should ultimately respect their decision to remove it, and leave it be.
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Reynard

6 months ago
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IAmAHumanPerson, I am afraid you will have to rewrite this article so it is more clear and so any non-fan would understand easily what it is about.

If you don't do it soon, we will have to remove it again.
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AForgottenEvent

6 months ago
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w h o c a r e s
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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I don't care about this either, but if you don't care about it why aren't you just leaving this page alone and let the people that care about it talk about? In fact I love when something obscure like this gets a article, because sometimes the stuff in question is really interesting despite being so obscure.
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IAmAHumanPerson

6 months ago
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(I'm not sure how to reply here, but this would be a reply to Anonymous user #1.)

I don't have a direct link to anywhere that he's said it, but I'm almost positive that I've seen in the past that the creator of this video has explicitly given permission for people to reupload the Mentally Advanced Series videos that he's taken down, so long as he's credited. He only took them down from his channel because they had started getting Content ID'd and he wanted to be able to monetize everything on his channel himself. (This one presumably wasn't Content ID'd since it was an original animation, so it's not entirely clear why it was taken down, but it would still fall under that general umbrella.)
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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Just FYI about the reply thing, from what I know you can not reply to replies, only to main comments.
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IAmAHumanPerson

6 months ago
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Just to clarify for anyone who might see these comments in the future, the article has been updated since the comments requesting a rewrite. The entire context section was added. (Hopefully, that's adequate, but I can probably do more if necessary.)
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Cubriffic

1 months ago
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I've gone around and re-written this article almost entirely. It was in desperate need of a clean-up. It's not perfect, but I'm not familiar with the series either, so I did my best.
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Cubriffic

1 months ago
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I've also tried to contact Greg via DeviantART, but I will have to wait for his reply
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