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After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.
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Series cast summary:
Ashleigh Ball ...  Applejack / ... 175 episodes, 2010-2019
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Rarity / ... 170 episodes, 2010-2019
Tara Strong ...  Twilight Sparkle / ... 168 episodes, 2010-2019
Andrea Libman ...  Pinkie Pie / ... 159 episodes, 2010-2019
Cathy Weseluck ...  Spike / ... 135 episodes, 2010-2019
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Storyline

In the land of Equestria, a precocious but introverted bookworm named Twilight Sparkle is the personal protégé of its ruler, Princess Celestia. Sent to Ponyville to oversee a celebration, Twilight faces the return of a menace she feared and defeats it with the power of friendship she discovers with some locals. Now charged to learn more, Twilight and her new friends face life's challenges from personal problems to grave threats to the land with a growing appreciation of the friendship they share and the magic it makes possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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10 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic See more »

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Trivia

The fan favorite pony, a light grey pegasus mare, with blonde hair and a bunch of bubbles as her cutie mark, has many names. The fan name is Derpy, or Derpy Hooves, but that name was used in the show once, but some people found that name offensive (but derp/derpy means clumsy), so her show name is Ditzy Doo, and more recently named Muffins. But, on merchandise, her cutie mark is either a picture of a muffin, her face, or "Bubbles". See more »

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[theme song]
Theme Song singers: My Little Pony, My Little Pony/Ahh ahh ahh ahhh... /My Little Pony
Twilight Sparkle: [singing] I used to wonder what friendship could be.
Theme Song singers: My Little Pony...
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Rarity: A beautiful heart.
Applejack: Faithful and strong.
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Orchestrated by Steffan Andrews
Lyrics by Lauren Faust
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A solid kids' show, but hardly a shining beacon of awesomeness
22 August 2015 | by Talia_the_StoryMakerSee all my reviews

My Little Pony is, well, a good show. Maybe even great. I certainly enjoy watching it. The characters are adorable and easy to love. It's full of happiness, color and fun without being insulting to one's intelligence, which is just wonderful. It's full of magic and friendship and other good stuff. It also tends to combine slice of life, fantasy elements, and the occasional adventurousness very nicely. It contains lots of standard kids' shows clichés, but the writing is a quite competent - in my opinion, a cut above the norm for this age group. It's a kids' show, for sure, but it's a really good one, and personally I'd recommend watching it if you're curious. It's cute, it's funny, it's got fantasy elements and a dash of adventure, and the characters pull you in. What's not to love?

...The answer to that question is, how some people exaggerate how good it is to the point of ridiculousness. This show is a cut above, but it's hardly miles and miles above. While I really love the characters and find them very enjoyable, I'm not going to act like they're extremely deep, well-developed and consistently portrayed, or deny that they're kind of based on fairly stereotypical character categories and don't necessarily deviate from them that very significantly. Rarity is probably one of my favorite characters, as she has a bit more depth than most, but she still has a hard time breaking away from the stereotypes of her character type. For example, in the pilot, it was stated that she can be very generous, to the point of wielding a magical element associated with generosity. It would be really interesting to see a glamor queen type character be shown as generous rather than selfish. Unfortunately, most of the time, the clichéd elements overtake Rarity's character. It feels as though the less archetypal traits of the characters just don't have enough gravity to keep the characters from falling deep into their established niches.

In addition, the plot lines of the show are rarely that brilliant. They tend to rely on standard kids' show clichés more than I would like, and plot holes are far from uncommon. There are also sometimes instances of characters acting a bit more jerk-y than normal to fuel the plot line, or characters not getting the consequences they seem to deserve for their actions, or just things that seem a little contrived or don't make sense, or episodes just not being as funny as one would hope. Just, in general, it doesn't strike me as having exceptionally clever writing, or being very good at not falling into common traps. It's far from being incompetent, and most episodes are enjoyable in some way, but sometimes it feels like there's a miss for every hit, or that it's not quite smart or original enough to feel significantly different from any other kids' show. It's well put together overall, but the details can be a little iffy.

The animation in this show is good, especially in the later seasons - according to the standards of Flash-tweening based animation, that is. But at the end of the day, it's still Flash-tweening animation, and thus well below the standards of an even remotely well-done traditional animation. It's pretty expressive and colorful, but it's certainly not incredible if you're paying attention.

It's certainly a good show, and if you're someone who enjoys kids' cartoons, I'd definitely recommend you give it a spin. I feel there are some people who vastly oversell it, though. I still consider myself a fan, but I'm well aware it's far from the best-written thing on TV, and seeing others praise it excessively and being completely blind to its imperfections makes me flinch. I think maybe the honestly somewhat justified persecution complex of the adult fandom, particularly the male members, has resulted in some becoming overly defensive to the point of being blinded to its weaknesses. I wish we would all just realize that entertainment preferences aren't that big a deal, and learn both to respect each other and not cling SO closely to the things we like that we lose perspective.


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