Maybe the summary was a little too harsh, but I'll be honest in that I didn't care for The World's Biggest Tea Party. I liked the franchise as a kid, and as a young adult now I do like the original shows, specials and movies, have been pleasantly surprised by most of the recent direct-to-video efforts and Friendship Is Magic is one of the better animated shows in recent years. I liked the audience interaction, and it was clear that children were loving it, other than that I didn't see much point to The World's Biggest Tea Party. The costumes have a rather ugly and surrealistic look to them, if I'd seen those 15 years earlier I probably would have been freaked out, while the settings are artificial-looking and the lighting dull. The basic story is paper thin, with a very tacked-on moral at the end, the writing is corny, cloying and filled with cringe-worthy puns and the songs are both forgettable and uninspired, with the melodies lacking in whimsy, the lyrics inane and the singing forced and out-of-tune. The characters, that I usually do find engaging and likable if not entirely unique, are now annoying and the voice acting is often on the verge of being too cutesy. Overall, I don't scorn on My Little Pony, but I just didn't care for it. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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