Monday, July 29, 2013


Opened June 16, 2013 (Limited)
1 hr 12 min
G

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls follows up the season finale of Season 3 just after Twilight Sparkle becomes a Princess and transforms into an Alicorn.  The movie was originally released in limited theaters in the US and Canada.  It's scheduled to be released on DVD/Blu Ray on August 6th.

My daughter the hardcore ponies fan that she is, saw this before I did.  When I originally saw the Mane Six as colorful "humans", I was quite turned off.  I understood that the movie makes for a good marketing standpoint.  A great reason to produce new My Little Pony toys instead of having the umpteen iteration of Pinkie Pie with just new accessories.  Watching the entire movie recently with my daughter recently, the film was actually not bad.  The songs, the characters, and message is quite typical of a My Little Pony episode.  But with them as teenage "humans", it's everything that I would imagine a High School Musical movie would be like.

As with many other episodes the musical numbers are there and full of the spirit that you find in them.  As I've said the movie occurs just after the finale of season 3.  The film begins with Twilight returning home only to have her crown stolen by a new character Sunset Shimmer which turns out to be a former student of Princess Celestia.  In a through the looking glass scenario, Twilight Sparkle along with Spike has to journey into the other side to retrieve her crown back.  Watching Twilight adjust from being on all four hooves, to being a biped are some of my favorite parts of the movie.

Overall, I would recommend the film to kids as well as Bronies alike.  After you get over the initial shock of the character designs of the other "world", a good story line and all the usual characters in a different light makes this a welcome addition to Twilight's journey.  
Rating: 3.0 Stars out of 5.0 Stars

Trailer:

Cast:

  • Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle
  • Ashleigh Ball as Applejack and Rainbow Dash
  • Andrea Libman as Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity, Vice Principal/Princess Luna, and Mrs. Cake
  • Cathy Weseluck as Spike
  • Rebecca Shoichet as Sunset Shimmer
  • Lee Tockar as Snips
  • Richard Ian Cox as Snails
  • Nicole Oliver as Principal/Princess Celestia and Miss Cheerilee
  • Vincent Tong as Flash Sentry
  • Britt McKillip as Princess Cadance
  • Peter New as Big McIntosh
  • Michelle Creber as Apple Bloom
  • Madeleine Peters as Scootaloo
  • Claire Corlett as Sweetie Belle
  • Kathleen Barr as Trixie

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