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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

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Via a magic mirror, Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternate universe in order to recover a crown that was stolen from the Crystal Empire. Upon her arrival she is horrified to learn that she has turned into a human.

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In Equestria, the newly crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle is still trying to adjust to her new status and wings. However, Sunset Shimmer a renegade former student of Princess Celestia, steals her magic crown and escapes to another world. Twilight is charged with recovering the crown and she and her companion, Spike, pursue the thief. Crossing over, Twilight finds that she has been changed into a powerless human in a high school world populated with teenage human counterparts of her friends. To save both worlds, Twilight must rediscover the magic of friendship that transcends everything she imagined possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The magic of friendship never changes.


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Trivia

Pinkie Pie asks Twilight Sparkle if she has a sister that looks the exact same as her, and has a dog named Spike that looks exactly like her dog, hinting at the fact that there is an alternate Twilight Sparkle, just the same as everyone else. See more »

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Vice Principal Luna is confronting Twilight Sparkle about the trashed gymnasium. She goes to a shaded window and uses her finger to bend down one of the slats of the shade making the beam of light hitting her face wider. When she lets go, the slat springs back to its original position yet the beam of light remains as wide as it was when more light was being let through. See more »

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Twilight Sparkle: [last lines; talking about Flash Sentry] Don't be ridiculous. I don't even know him. He just...
Pinkie Pie: Totally reminds you of a guy you met in the other world who played guitar, was in a band, and helped prove you didn't destroy all the decorations for a big dance, so you could still run for princess of the big dance, and asked you to dance at that dance!
[big breath]
Pinkie Pie: Right?
Twilight Sparkle: How did you know that?
Pinkie Pie: Just a hunch.
[squee]
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, a human version of Derpy Hooves (a background pony named by fans of the show) is seen dancing while holding a muffin, and her eyes are derped (pointing in different directions). See more »


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This is Our Big Night
Music by Daniel Ingram
Lyrics by Daniel Ingram and Meghan McCarthy
Performed by Rebecca Shoichet, Shannon Chan-Kent, Kazumi Evans, Ashleigh Ball, and Andrea Libman
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Hugely disappointing, and this is from a big MLP:FIM fan
30 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is in my opinion one of the best animated shows in recent years, so that in itself was reason enough to see My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. It is just really sad however that was so good about the show would turn out to be the complete opposite in the movie(non-US viewers can see the whole thing on Youtube, providing of course that it stays up), which I found to be a huge disappointment all round. The animation had flat colours and rather robotic character designs, a big contrast to the vibrant and rounded animation that the show had, the latter of which was much more appealing. The characters also were not just robotic but also anaemic, I am almost certain that parents especially- some people have mentioned it already- will have a field day saying how bad a message it is for girls, I'm not personally going to spout that but people will find it a problem. The music is just as disappointing, dull and forgettable rather than whimsical. And the songs made for painful listening, I wasn't a big fan of the songs in the original 80s movie but even they weren't as bad as the ones here, though arguably the songs here are sung better but not by much. These songs are not catchy in the slightest, the melodies have no energy or distinction and while it may not be the case I would be surprised if anybody after watching the movie could remember a single lyric or note.

The dialogue sounds tired and too high-school cliché-sounding, any attempts to be witty or funny came across as forced and any sweet moments were mawkish. There are references to the show but they were for me clumsily handled and they were as true to the show the movie gets. Even though the movie is short, because the story is so paper thin(25 minute episode quality with lots of filler in a film over twice as long!), completely lacking in any originality of its own and too padded out it feels much longer, I also felt sometimes as though I was being talked down to and I don't like that. The way the characters were handled was disappointing too, their distinct likable personalities were one of the best things about the show but here their personalities are shallow at best and non-existent at worst, consequently it was very difficult to get properly invested in them. We have a very talented voice cast here, Tara Strong being the most prolific and recognisable, and they do their best but their material is beneath them to the extent I found they were wasted.

Overall, a huge disappointment, doesn't stop me from being a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic but this movie does not do one of the best animated shows in recent years justice. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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