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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 

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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 / ... 195 episodes, 2010-2020
Tara Strong ...  Twilight Sparkle / ... 191 episodes, 2010-2020
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Rarity / ... 190 episodes, 2010-2020
Andrea Libman ...  Pinkie Pie / ... 181 episodes, 2010-2020
Cathy Weseluck ...  Spike / ... 156 episodes, 2010-2020
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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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Trivia

Lauren Faust originally wanted to call the villain Nightmare Moon; Discord. But executives from Hasbro decided the name would be too confusing for their target demographic to comprehend. However when pitching for the second season premiere, Hasbro execs had no problem with the name when Executive Producer Lauren Faust mentioned the character was akin to Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) The comparison led to show producers actively seeking out John de Lancie to voice the character. See more »

Goofs

Due to an animation error, a background pony was cross eyed in one particular episode and was noticed by the fan base. Writers of the show owned up to the error and instead of correcting it, added a new character based on the error, and hence Derpy Hooves pony was added to the cast! See more »

Quotes

[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...
Twilight Sparkle: Until you all shared its magic with me!
Rainbow Dash: Big adventure!
Pinkie Pie: Tons of fun!
Rarity: A beautiful heart.
Applejack: Faithful and strong.
Fluttershy: Sharing kindness...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

With the exception of Lauren Faust's name; there are no credits in the intro. See more »

Alternate Versions

In some countries, like Arabic countries, Latin America and Italy, they made some edits to a few episodes (including cutting scenes and, in very rare occasions, unairing episodes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Pony theme song
Music by Daniel Ingram
Orchestrated by Steffan Andrews
Lyrics by Lauren Faust
Theme by Ford Kinder, Spencer Michlin, Barry Harman, and Anne Bryant
Performed by Rebecca Shoichet, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, and Kazumi Evans
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Fantastic!
5 December 2010 | by pmcollectorboySee all my reviews

Hasbro has captured lightning in a bottle with a cartoon revelation so pure and enchanting, it has captured the attention of even guys who wouldn't normally like My Little Pony. The pilot episode became one of the biggest animation related events since the release of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Lauren Faust has taken her unique character design style and warm-hearted characterizations and breathed new life into My Little Pony. The result is a new spin on the franchise that's super cute but not saccharine with just enough added snark and outrageous humor.

But it should not be looked at as another My Little Pony cartoon. Instead, it should be looked at as a good show that just happens to have characters from the franchise. But instead of being girly or cheesy, the show has winning humor and wonderful characters. The kingdom feels like it has real places with real neighborhoods. The families have brothers and sisters and older ponies. Magic returns to the ponies and feels real instead of tacked on. There are not too many villains in this show but there are a couple monsters. However the real conflict and drive of the show, and what makes it so interesting, is in seeing how different and varied the personalities of the characters are and how they often act like real friends, complete with disagreements. This is the most educational version of My Little Pony yet. However, unlike preschool cartoons, the lessons don't feel forced or pandering.

This is one of the most remarkable cartoons yet. Truly it is a great achievement.


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