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We received this email from Hasbro yesterday. I'm sure you'll all remember, Jan Animations received something similar last week.
Weirdly enough, their request for us seems to be centralized in the crew at apple acres. We've been asking why since yesterday afternoon, and all I can think of is some future project Hasbro isn't willing to discuss.
We'll do our part, expect to see those lovable farming ponies slowly come down over the next couple of days. Looks like we'll have to do without honesty for a while.