Judge David Johnson uses Prell to give his mane its shimmer.
Well, at least they're not as slutty as the Bratz.
Once upon a time, in the magical and whimsical land of Unicornia, which is, by the way, a land packed with magic and whimsy, lived a spirited little unicorn named Rarity. Rarity is a special unicorn, for she has been crowned the Princess of Unicornia, a hallowed position that requires incessant mane-combing, lounging in her luxurious stable and, most importantly, creating the first rainbow of the season. These rainbows are apparently a big deal in Unicornia, but the breadth of that responsibility has yet to sink into Rarity's horn, and she becomes distracted.
Then, suddenly, she is transported to a far-off land, populated by pony wasps and non-unicorn ponies. At first it's all fun and games and Aquanet with her new friends, but it dawns on her eventually: she needs to return to Unicornia and get that rainbow made or something bad is going to happen.
What follows is a series of adventures that finds Rarity and her new pals going on a quest to get back to Unicornia. There will be daring river rescues, heartwarming songs and even a cook-out. But the biggest challenge for the new princess will be using her unicorn/pony power to bring color back into the world.
What do you want to know about this pastel-saturated disc? It's everything you can expect from a My Little Pony adventure: female horses with candy-colored manes and giant eyes laughing and giggling and shooting plasma rays from various appendages. Where are the male ponies? That's a riddle that may never be solved. But instead of dwelling on the asexual reproductive capabilities of the ponies, The Runaway Rainbow simply wants to enthrall the small child with a magical adventure of cornball-osity.
It's all here for you: a story featuring rainbows as the primary plot device, the aforementioned giggling, horrifying pony hybrid creatures and a new character to make its way into toy form. It's all harmless and cheesy, but par for the Pony course. If you've got yourself a pony fan in the household, this jumbo-sized 45-minute adventure should keep him or her watching. Just beware of the musical numbers. They're pretty brutal even for direct-to-DVD fare like this. If the kids demand the soundtrack, parents, put your foot down! You'll thank me.
A bonus 22-minute episode called "Friends Are Never Far Away" accompanies the main feature and has the ponies putting on a super-terrific party where they have fun and make friends, etc. Also in the bonus trough is "Greetings from Unicornia," an animated short, a music video and a couple of sing-alongs.
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