My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2020)

TV Series   |  TV-Y   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Episode Guide
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) Poster

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.


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Creators:

Lauren Faust, Bonnie Zacherle

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27 March 2011 | TheLittleSongbird
10
| I love it!
I am not afraid to admit as an 18 year old female that I have a soft spot for My Little Pony, as I do with all my childhood favourites. I watched this show, not expecting much at all, and was really surprised at how much I loved it. When I first heard of My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic, I was a little worried of who it would appeal to, thinking of the conception that it was for little girls and pre-schoolers and little else, but I was wrong. Sure that may be the main target audience, but there may be adults who might admire how much My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic accomplishes.

Several reasons make this show appeal to me. There are the life lessons. This is a very educational show I feel which I think parents will appreciate, and the life and moral lessons are important ones and aren't delivered in an overly-didactic and convoluted fashion. There is the humour. I agree that My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic is very winning in its humour, there are many times where I was amused by the situations and writing. Not all of it is funny though, the show manages to convey some poignancy as well without being too schmaltzy.

There is also the characters. Other than the lessons and the humour, the characters and the way they interact are what make the show work. All the characters are genuinely cute and engaging without leaving a bad taste in the mouth, and they are simple yet interact so well with each other and they also have unique personalities. The story lines are also simple but well paced and quite clever, and the writing is cute, funny and poignant. I also liked the animation, the colours are bright and breezy, the backgrounds are ethereal-looking and the character designs are adorable, and the music is lovely complete with an infectious theme tune.

Overall, a huge surprise and if given a chance without prejudice well worth watching. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Princess Celestia was originally supposed to be Queen Celestia, but Hasbro executives decided against the title of Queen since Disney had started the trend of animated Queens always being villains (excluding Elsa from Frozen). There later was an evil queen in the Season 2 finale (Queen Chrysalis) and possibly to build on that trend, the following season opened with an evil king (King Sombra).


Quotes

Theme Song singers: My Little Pony, My Little Pony/Ahh ahh ahh ahhh... /My Little Pony
Twilight Sparkle: I used to wonder what friendship could be.
Theme Song singers: My Little Pony...
Twilight Sparkle: Until you all shared its magic with me!
Rainbow Dash: Big adventure!
Pinkie Pie: Tons of fun!
Rarity: A beautiful heart.
Applejack: Faithful and strong.
Fluttershy: Sharing kindness...
Twilight Sparkle: ...


Goofs

Due to an animation error, a background pony was cross eyed in one particular episode and was noticed by the fan base. Writers of the show owned up to the error and instead of correcting it, added a new character based on the error, and hence Derpy Hooves pony was added to the cast!


Crazy Credits

With the exception of Lauren Faust's name; there are no credits in the intro.


Alternate Versions

In some countries, like Arabic countries, Latin America and Italy, they made some edits to a few episodes (including cutting scenes and, in very rare occasions, unairing episodes).


Soundtracks

My Little Pony theme song
Music by
Daniel Ingram
Orchestrated by Steffan Andrews
Lyrics by Lauren Faust
Theme by Ford Kinder, Spencer Michlin, Barry Harman, and Anne Bryant
Performed by Rebecca Shoichet, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, and Kazumi Evans

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Genres

Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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