Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios sent me the new My Little Pony DVD for review on my dad blog. I’ve seen the toys at the store, but I’ve never seen the Little Pony TV shows before. I watched all four films on the two-disc set. It’s pretty much what I expected — an animated show featuring cute and colorful ponies. What I didn’t expect was that my three youngest kids (ages four to ten) would all enjoy the shows — even the boys. According to my oldest son (age ten), he was bored out of his mind. But that’s not what I saw. Don’t worry, son. I won’t tell your friends. My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection is available now on DVD. It has a list price of $14.93, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $13.44.
The My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection includes four movies on two discs. These are classic movies, so the shows are in the older full frame format instead of wide screen. Here are the four movies in the classic collection:
- Princess Promenade
- Dancing in the Clouds
- The Runaway Rainbow
- Friends Are Never Far Away
The boxset is almost two hours long. In addition to the four Little Pony movies, there is also a bonus feature: Sing-alongs.
My Little Pony is similar to other kid-oriented shows I’ve seen. There are a lot of cute animals, singing and some silliness. From what I’ve seen, there appears to be three types of little ponies: Earth Ponies, Pegasus Ponies, and Unicorn Ponies. The earth ponies are what you would expect (except they come in different colors and can talk). The unicorns are like the earth ponies, except they have a horn. And the pegasi (or is it pegasuses?), have wings and can fly.
My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection Summary
Wysteria is beaming with pride! Her gardens are in bloom, her little Breezie friends are in town, and it’s time for Ponyville’s fanciest spring parade, the ultimate celebration of flowers! But things don’t go according to plan when Wysteria accidentally awakens Spike the Dragon, a sleepy, silly, 1,000-year-old dragon! For you see, legend holds that when a dragon is awakened, a new princess is about to be crowned! But who is the Princess of Ponyville?
Rainbow Dash loves the time of year when Ponyville and Breezie Blossom are all about celebrating rainbows. Meanwhile, in a new magical place called Unicornia, Rarity is being taught how to be a Unicorn Princess and the importance of making the first rainbow of the season. But Rarity embarks on an incredible ride that includes a magic wand, falling through the clouds right into the middle of Breezie Blossom, a visit to Ponyville, meeting Spike the Dragon, and a huge adventure as she tries to get back to Unicornia. She soon realizes that getting home in time to create the first rainbow of the season is not an easy thing to do — but it is fun!
Dancing In The Clouds
The Friendship Ball is coming up, and Twinkle Twirl needs to come up with a special dance. A roller coaster ride with friends makes her feel like she’s “dancing in the clouds,” so Sky Wishes helps her make an extra special wish to come up with a dance to make everyone feel that way.
Friends Are Never Far Away
Good friends Sky Wishes and Starcatcher the Pegasus want all of their friends in Ponyville and Butterfly Island to meet. Pegasus ponies are very shy however, so the two plan a special party with music, games and a Pegasus-favorite, ice cream. The party planning doesn’t go so smoothly, but it’s quite an adventure!
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