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My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas

Paramount // 2008 // 66 Minutes // Rated G
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // October 24th, 2008

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All Rise...

The last time Judge David Johnson had a Very Minty Christmas, he spent the night in jail.

Editor's Note

Our reviews of My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (published November 14th, 2005) and My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (published September 28th, 2013) are also available.

The Charge

Yes, Jesus came to Earth to save ponies with eye-shadow also.

The Case

It's Christmas-time in Ponyville, and for a reclusive, matriarchal hamlet like that, the Yule-time season provides one of the few respites from pink and pastel saccharine living that the all-female (approximate emotional age: 19) population can look forward to. A lot of pressure then on Santa Claus to cough up the goods (oh, look, Pinky-Pie! Santa gave us all artificial inseminators again!).

With near-hysterical excitement, the ponies of Ponyville have decked out their community with garish Christmas décor, none more ostentatious—or critically important to the success of the holiday—than the Here Comes Christmas Candy Cane. The ponies annually erect the Here Comes Christmas Candy Cane at the top of their humongous Ponyville Christmas Tree. Its purpose—to guide Santa Claus as he lands to dispense presents to the ponies on Christmas Day.

Enter Minty, the bumbling pony, known throughout Ponyville as a major @#$%-up. With the rest of her comrades off gallivanting elsewhere, Minty takes it upon herself to straighten out the Cane and wouldn't you know it, accidentally destroys the thing. Wracked with guilt, she embarks on a dangerous hot-air balloon trip to the North Pole to beseech the help of Santa and save Christmas for Ponyville. Thankfully her pals opt not to ostracize her and let her freeze to death and be devoured by a random indigenous carnivore that happens across the hot air balloon wreckage.

And so it goes, A Very Minty Christmas, which, I'm sure you can guess, ends with a big fat happy ending, an extended musical sequence, and all manner of inter-pony conflict settled. I suppose the moral of the story is to be quick to forgive your idiot friends…or maybe it's to not screw around with stuff you're not supposed to or you may face self-imposed exile in a harsh subzero wastelands.

Needless to say, Pony fans will eat this up and I have solid anecdotal evidence that my nephew and niece have been watching this disc incessantly, I'm sure much to the glee of their parents.

The DVD: full frame and 2.0 stereo, two sing-a-longs and a bonus episode.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Paramount
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 66 Minutes
Release Year: 2008
MPAA Rating: Rated G
• All Ages
• Animation
• Christmas

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Episode
• Sing-a-longs


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