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My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)

Ponyland comes under attack from the Smooze, a massive purple ooze created by an evil witch who plans to destroy the ponies' annual spring festival.


Mike Joens (as Michael Joens), Gerry Chiniquy (uncredited) | 9 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Grundle King (voice)
Madeline Kahn ... Draggle (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Hydia (voice)
Rhea Perlman ... Reeka (voice)
Tony Randall ... The Moochick (voice)
Tammy Amerson Tammy Amerson ... Megan (voice)
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman ... The Smooze (voice) (as Jon Bauman)
Alice Playten ... Baby Lickety Split / Bushwoolie #1 (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Spike / Woodland Creature (voice)
Michael Bell ... Grundle (voice)
Sheryl Bernstein ... Buttons / Woodland Creature / Bushwoolie (voice)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Lofty / Grundle / Bushwoolie (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... North Star (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Gusty / Bushwoolie #4 (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Grundle / Ahgg (voice)


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 will the 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}

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It's the comedy adventure you have been waiting for!


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Did You Know?


In this movie, North Star is voiced by Cathy Cavadini. In the 2017 movie of the same name, set during the "Friendship is Magic" continuity, Twilight Sparkle is voiced by Tara Strong. These actresses have co-starred in The Powerpuff Girls (1998) as the voices of Blossom and Bubbles. See more »


As the group begins to climb up the cliff, you see the group of Ponies and humans, plus Sweet Stuff and Gingerbread, with them. In the next shot Gingerbread and Sweet Stuff have vanished. See more »


Spike: I know that you're upset, but don't rush off just yet. You can't take the world on single-handed. What if you should end up lost and stranded?
Baby Lickety Split: Better that than being reprimanded.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) See more »

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The Ultimate Excursion in 80's cutesy cartoons
7 December 1999 | by filmbuff-36See all my reviews

By far one of the most sickeningly cute movies of all time. I grew up as a child of the 80's so naturally this was just one of the such films I was subject to as a child. Looking back after all these years, I was surprised to see the all star cast that made up the ensemble.

Basically the story involves a group of ponies who have to fight off three witches plans to flood their valley with something called a Smooze. I don't know what it all means, but I remember that my sister made me sit through this one as well as all the Care Bear movies.

If you've never even heard of "My Little Pony", then don't even try to watch this film. You had to actually experience it when it first came out to understand everyone's fascination with it. But still, I'll give it 6 stars since at least there's nothing truly wrong with it and the fact that it's marginally better then all the crap it spawned.

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Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$416,108, 8 June 1986

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1.37 : 1
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