Judge David Johnson's Little Pony hates his guts. It's awkward.
Our reviews of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: A Pony for Every Season (published December 25th, 2013) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding (published September 22nd, 2012) are also available.
Those ponies have some big-ass eyes.
This rebooted version of My Little Pony, a.k.a. Friendship is Magic, simplifies the animation, enlarges the pupils, weaves in a generous amount of social justice into its episodes, and boosts the sugary cuteness to levels high enough to instantly trigger adult onset diabetes.
Five episodes from the 2011 series, are headlined by the eponymous two-parter:
• "Friendship is Magic, Part 1 and 2"
• "Over a Barrel"
• "Hearth's Warming Eve"
• "The Last Roundup"
Weird show. It's cute and syrupy, which My Little Pony has to be (I guess), but I just don't get the convoluted back story. It's like an Aztec creation myth, just far more complicated. Meanwhile, the Very Important Social Commentary is hilariously ham-fisted. I'm not the target audience, but I don't want my daughter wasting her time with this fluff.
The DVD: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 2.0 stereo, a bonus episode of the new Pound Puppies show, a sing-along, downloadable coloring sheet, and a "Meet the Ponies" featurette.
Guilty. Please don't call the pony version of the ACLU.
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Studio: Shout! Factory
• Bonus Episode
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