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Children of the Night
Creator(s) Duo Cartoonist (Spirit and Lionheart)
Date added July 24, 2013
Duration 4:21
Status Complete
Type/genre Music video, story animation
Children of the Night is a fan-animated film created by the Duo Cartoonist team, Spirit and her husband Lionheart. It details the artists' interpretation on the origins of Nightmare Night, and the specifics of why Princess Celestia was forced banish Princess Luna. It is set to the song "Come Little Children", from the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, written by James Horner.[1] The version of the song used in the animation was arranged, recorded, and performed by Kate Covington. The lyrics' credits are not quite as well known, with some claiming they were written by John Debney for Hocus Pocus, while others claim they come from Edgar Allen Poe.[1] It also comes from Children Of The Night: Come Little Children, a British folk song released in 1934.[citation needed]


Gari explains that Princess Luna's attempted to make her own colony. When Celestia denies her request, she takes matters into her own hooves and adopts several fillies and flew of into the night.


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Luna singing in her balcony
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Gari: I still remember it like it was yesterday, though it was countless moons ago. After he was defeated, not much of our once beautiful home was left. And the two brave ones that stood up for us all ruled Equestria from then on. One day, the younger one, saddened by our daily struggles, proposed to form a new colony where all of us would grow strong and happy. But the elder one forbade it, for she felt that would divide and shatter the weakened kingdom forever. Nopony knows that we are still here, smiling beneath the moonlight while remembering our dear mother, for we will forever be... her children of the night.

[Princess Luna]

Come, little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come, little children, the time's come to play
Here in my garden of shadows
Follow, sweet children, I'll show thee the way
Through all the pain and the sorrows
Weep not, poor children, for life is this way
Murdering beauty and passions
Hush now, dear children, it must be this way
Too weary of life and deceptions
Rest now, my children, for soon we'll away
Into the calm and the quiet
Come, little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come, little children, the time's come to play
Here in my garden of shadows

Children of the Night (Animatic)

Children of the Night (Animatic)
Date added June 22, 2012
Duration 2:56
After the defeat of Discord, Canterlot's recovery from the chaos was slow. Princess Luna believed the solution to this problem was to start a new colony elsewhere, made up of ponies she would choose herself. When Princess Celestia denies her sister's proposal, Luna takes matters into her own hooves.

Children of the Night, Teaser

Children of the Night, Teaser
Date added September 13, 2012
Duration 0:41
The teaser for Children of the Night is purely dedicated to showing off the technical aspects of the animation. It depicts a few random disjointed scenes without giving away much story.[specify]



Upon release, Children of the Night met with glowingly positive reviews, with many calling it one of the best, if not the best Friendship is Magic fan video.[specify]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 SpiritandLion (2012-07-16). Come little Children, the song. Retrieved on 2013 May 22.

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