MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,256 this week

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,878 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 9 critic

Ponyland comes under attack from a talking blob of purple gunk.

Director:

(as Michael Joens)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 28 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 3 days ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Little Pony: The Movie.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director: Arna Selznick
Stars: Georgia Engel, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In this second installment to the original Care Bear Movie trilogy of the 1980s, the Care Bear Family goes on their first Caring Mission--to stop the evil doings of a demon villain, named ... See full summary »

Director: Dale Schott
Stars: Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Hadley Kay
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The ponies' annual Spring Promenade goes awry when a 1,000-year-old dragon awakens and fulfills a royal prophecy.

Director: Victor Dal Chele
Stars: Tabitha St. Germain, Janyse Jaud, Britt McKillip
Rainbow Brite (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian).

Stars: Bettina Bush, Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley
My Little Pony 'n Friends (TV Series 1986)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.

Stars: Bettina Bush, Susan Blu, Nancy Cartwright
Littlest Pet Shop (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A girl who works at a pet shop has the ability to talk to animals.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Sam Vincent, Peter New
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Care Bears and Alice set out to stop an evil wizard from taking over Wonderland.

Director: Raymond Jafelice
Stars: Bob Dermer, Eva Almos, Dan Hennessey
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rainbow Brite must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès, Kimio Yabuki
Stars: Bettina Bush, Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen
My Little Pony Tales (TV Series 1992)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures and misadventures of a group of young ponies.

Stars: Brigitta Dau, Willow Johnson, Maggie Blue O'Hara
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Anna Cummer, Janyse Jaud, Andrea Libman
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As Sundance and Baby Moondancer tries get ready for the upcoming pony costume ball, a cat-lady named Catrina... See full synopsis »

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Jeff Hale, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Tammy Grimes, Paul Williams, Charles Adler
My Little Pony (TV Movie 1984)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Ponies and a young human girl named Megan must stop the evil lord Tirac from taking over the Ponies' peaceful world.

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Milton Gray, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Sandy Duncan, Tony Randall, Charles Adler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Grundle King (voice)
...
Draggle (voice)
...
Hydia (voice)
...
Reeka (voice)
...
The Moochick (voice)
Tammy Amerson ...
Megan (voice)
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman ...
The Smooze (voice) (as Jon Bauman)
Alice Playten ...
Baby Lickety Split / Bushwoolie #1 (voice)
...
Spike / Woodland Creature (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
...
Grundle (voice)
...
Buttons / Woodland Creature / Bushwoolie (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Lofty / Grundle / Bushwoolie (voice)
...
North Star (voice)
...
Gusty / Bushwoolie #4 (voice)
...
Grundle / Ahgg (voice)
Edit

Storyline

At Dream Castle, the Little Ponies are preparing a festival to celebrate the first day of Spring. From the Volcano of Gloom, the evil witch Hydia watches the event via her cauldron and, disgusted by the frivolity, tells her daughters that they must ruin it. Hydia's daughters, Draggle and Reeka, are inexperienced at causing mischief and fail utterly at ruining the festival. They return to the Volcano of Gloom in disgrace, where Witch Hydia presents a better plan - they'll make Smooze. The sisters collect a series of disgusting ingredients, but neglect to obtain the Phlume, the prospect of which terrifies them. The spell seems to work regardless, creating a pool of sentient purple lava that gleefully buries Ponyland. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az én kicsi pónim  »

Box Office

Gross:

$5,958,456 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the Smooze is attacking Dream Castle, Shady is seen running away. But at that moment in time she should be out in Dream Valley with the purple Bushwoolie looking for Spike and Baby Lickety Split. See more »

Quotes

Hydia: Why can't you be mean, like Aunt Eureka? She fed her victims till they almost burst! Then cooked them with a smidgen of paprika. She always did her best to do her worst!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A wonderful movie which still doesn't have a patch on its sequel, mainly because Janyse Jaud, Tabitha St. Germain and Victor Dal Chele were not involved at all...
20 January 2007 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

The evil witch Hydia plans to turn the idyllic Ponyville into a wasteland with a horrifying substance only known as the Smooze. Will aid come from Dream Valley? The story here is very heavy and a good job has been made of trimming down the story to make it accessible to those not familiar with the story. The characters are quite well developed - the beauty of the film is that it knows there will be more films so it doesn't have to rush past characterisation where other films would need to get down to action quickly to ensure that it can get a sequel greenlighted.

The visuals are fantastic, the special effects are brilliant and are mixed well with natural scenery to great effect, there's no doubting that Michael Joens can cope with such a grand canvas to work on. The action scenes are also very well handled and the Smooze special effects are mostly good (only occasionally it is obvious that some are computer generated).

The main problem with the film is that it isn't a lot of fun. I know it wants to be serious but it also needs to be fun for the audience to watch, 89 minutes is a long time to sit listening to lots of talk about family trees and ancient quests etc. I didn't want comedy but it all took itself too seriously to be totally enjoyable. Another problem with it is that the pacing is all off - the film has a set pattern that goes all the way through, first a talky scene with slow camera movements, then the music changes, the camera starts zooming around and we enter an action scene, then back to a talky scene, then an action/chase scene and so on. It all gets a bit tiresome with it's continual cut between action/talking/action/talking with a relentless monotony. There's nothing wrong with the content but it all gets a bit tiresome after a while.

The cast are roundly great - almost totally well cast with the exception of Danny De Vito who sounds and acts just like his character in Terms of Endearment - it makes it too distracting. Charles Adler as Spike is a little too serious at times, gazing off into the distance and delivering straight dialogue. Tammy Anderson and Sheryl Bernstein are both great, Tammy especially with her flawed character struggling against the Smooze. The best character in the film is the Smooze! The film suffers from not having a bad guy to focus on (Wysteria is built up but she isn't the main source of evil). Giving the Smooze itself the ability to tempt and manipulate and speak, this makes it the main evil character and makes the quest even more tense.

Overall it's a big grown up blockbuster with amazing effects but it isn't very much fun to watch (not just laughs but basic enjoyment). A good film but far from perfect - 4 out of 5.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They made a sequel to this movie lalalei2001
can hardly remember this film helenlaurawilliams
What do you think of Megan? aiwalicefan
continunity sqwoo
Confused about a few things belle_2_ca
What was the name......????? the_endless_knot
Discuss My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?