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My Little Searchers by WillisNinety-Six My Little Searchers by WillisNinety-Six
Making another MLP crossover with one of the best movies of all time, The Searchers.

Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie you have to see it (John Wayne's in it for pete's sake!!)

Anyways, Apple Bloom get's kidnapped by some of the buffalo in AAAAPLEOOSA, and it's up to Applejack and Big Macintosh to find her and bring her back home.

I never drew a background like this before, but I think it looks AWESOME!!

MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro and was created by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye: "The Searchers" belongs to Warner Bros. and was directed by John Ford
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dvdsnsam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
John Wayne! Gotta admit, this is the first time I've seen any reference or mention of that guy on this site. And wouldn't you know it, it's a pony crossover. Have a cookie. If you are having trouble getting it, make sure your browser is set to collect them.
dragonblader19 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought that background was off the front of a movie honestly
HighlandFox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Genesis-Reborn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This needs to be a fanfic. It must exist as a fanfic! :D
Dieihellden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting...!!!
TheMagicofFriendship Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingly done. I wish I could be as good as you. Perhaps as time goes on and I continue to practice, I'll come close... but in the meantime, I can only tell you that you did a very good job on this image.
Aubrey-J-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this! Amazing in oh so many ways!!!!!!!!!!! John wayne is the love of my life (however creepy that sounds, lols)
Jensaw101 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
John Wayne at his best, even if it was a tad bit controversial.
And an Apple Family picture as well. Amazing.
jach-marsdonpony Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats awsome :) great job man
zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you art is great!
why I dont found you before? XD
Im wathcing you now! =)
WillisNinety-Six Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Yay! thanks!
zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you welcome! :iconapplejackplz:
Nighttime-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Writer
The Searchers? Title sounds interesting. A western, I assume?
Erix19 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is. One of John Wayne's best.
LongshotLink Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was worried I'd just written out a big long head canon about the Apple family, and this appears on the Drawfriend that was posted before I got my thing written, and I PANIC, thinking someone's beaten me by just that much. But this is cool. It would be an interesting plot for an episode.
woodlander2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
My favorite pony combined with one of my favorite movies. Thank you.
Littlebittysami Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent movie. Probably John Wayne's best performance. I'd never thought to cross MLP FiM with it. But it works. Wonderful job!
dvdsnsam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
"True Grit" is much better in my opinion, but this is still an amazing movie.
Erix19 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Saw the film, loved it, love John Wayne, love FiM, this is full of epic win and made of awesome.

That is all.
MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, also, u rarely get to see Big Macintosh wearing a cowboy hat:iconiapproveplz:
HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
UnlimitedBrony Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AJ is my waifu. :3
maxmice Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
love The Searchers
Theredrighthand Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Looks nice. The atmosphere is very poignant and subdued, the mostly empty expanse and horizon working well to draw specific attention to the action taking place on the bottom corner as well as the center. On the topic of the center, the cut off between the setting sun and gloom of the sky was nicely textured to play off of each other, not to mention how it plays also off of the shadow of Applejack's hat, as if she's a part of the horizon.

The only quibble I would have with this would be with Big Macintosh. His hat looks off, set too far forward and not quite balanced atop his head. His back leg as well looks a little odd, though I can't quite place just what it is.

Overall, pretty good. A few things are off but overall it works well for itself.
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