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My Little Pony (1984)

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


Gerry Chiniquy, Milton Gray (as Milt Gray) | 4 more credits »


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Stars: Bettina Bush, Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley


Credited cast:
Sandy Duncan ... Firefly / Applejack (voice)
Tony Randall ... The Moochick (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Spike / Bushwoolie #6 / Woodland Creatures (voice)
Tammy Amerson Tammy Amerson ... Megan (voice)
Fran Brill Fran Brill ... (voice)
Victor Caroli Victor Caroli ... Tirac (voice)
Laura Dean ... Twilight / Bow Tie / Sundance / Cotton Candy (voice)
Carol Goodheart Carol Goodheart ... (voice)
Lani Groves Lani Groves ... (voice)
Yolanda Brica Lee Lewis Yolanda Brica Lee Lewis ... (voice)
Lynne Lipton Lynne Lipton ... Ember (voice) (as Lyn Lipton)
Ullanda McCullough Ullanda McCullough ... Seawinkle (voice)
Gerrianne Raphael Gerrianne Raphael ... Sealight (voice)
Ron Taylor ... Scorpan (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman ... The Smooze (voice)


The ponies with the help of their friend, Megan, a girl who lives over the Rainbow in the human world who originally appeared in Firefly's Adventure (not the same film as the have it on here BTW), must fight the smooze with the rainbow of light. Come along as they fight to save their home and meet new friends along the way. Written by Sharon Akins

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14 April 1984 (USA) See more »

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Tirac: [as he flies out of Midnight Castle] The darkness of night descends... now begin the night that NEVER ENDS!
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Followed by My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) See more »

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The better of the two My Little Pony TV specials
24 April 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Although I did like Escape from Catrina, I found Rescue at Midnight Castle(aka My Little Pony or Firefly's Adventure) the better of the two. Most of the voice acting is great, especially that of Tirak, though I did prefer Applejack's voice later on. Charles Adler was good, but Spike was more adorable in later incarnations also. However, the animation is absolutely great, of the four My Little Pony movies/specials I've re-visited so far(the 1986 original movie, Escape from Catrina, End of Flutter Valley and this) this had the best animation, with beautiful colours to start with and the darker moments equally impressive. The songs are tuneful especially Megan and Firefly's, the writing is suspenseful and never going overboard with the schmaltz and cheesy slapstick and the story is always engaging with a dark tone. The characters are all likable, with Megan and Tirak(not the most interesting My Little Pony villain but the most threatening) the best and the ponies and sea-ponies both well-drawn and adorable. All in all, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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