Disney XD: Star Butterfly
Here is an early render for a portal that Star Butterfly jumps through (Maya, Arnold, and AE)
The pony shot was pretty hilarious. On set the fake Pony head was put on a string and lifted toward camera like a marionette puppet. The action didn’t cut it, so I made a CG Pony head replacement. I sculpted and painted the horse in Mudbox, sim’d the hair with Maya’s nHair, then rendered it with Arnold. Oh and the stars are nParticles.
The final spot: