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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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...  Applejack / ... 167 episodes, 2010-2018
...  Rarity / ... 161 episodes, 2010-2018
...  Twilight Sparkle / ... 159 episodes, 2010-2018
...  Pinkie Pie / ... 151 episodes, 2010-2018
...  Spike / ... 128 episodes, 2010-2018
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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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Princess Luna's name was originally going to be Selena (presumably after the Greek Goddess of the moon, of which Luna is the Roman equivalent). Although her name was changed to legal reasons, she is still referred to as Princess Selena in a novelization of the first episodes. 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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Pinkie Pie: Tons of fun!
Rarity: A beautiful heart.
Applejack: Faithful and strong.
Fluttershy: Sharing kindness...
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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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Entertaining and very enjoyable
11 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

If you possess the maturity to look past this show's girly exterior, what you will find inside is a show which is both very entertaining and somewhat educational. The show's main moral is friendship and its importance. This is a moral that everyone, not only little girls, could learn more about.

This show does not portray friendship as all things perfect, just as in the real world. Conflicts between friends is common in this show, as in real life. But at the end of the day, everything ends up well, just like what should happen in the real world between true friends, and a lesson about friendship is learned by the show's main character and, hopefully, by the viewers too. This show teaches morals. Not only does it teach them, but it does so in an extremely fun, light-hearted and enjoyable way.

The show is built upon 7 main characters, 6 female ponies and a male baby dragon who serves as the main character's assistant and best friend. Every single one of these characters is unique. They all have very personifying characteristics which are explored deeply as more episodes are watched. Not only are the front-faced personalities of the ponies explored, but also the flip-sides. Fluttershy is a very kind and timid pony. Not so much though, in the last episode of season one, where she displays a psychotic rage. Not every cartoon can explore personalities this deeply and this successfully. This one can, and it delivers.

The humour in this show is very prominent. The show is laden with puns and one-liners which only serve to give everyone a laugh, not just the intended viewing audience. This show is genuinely funny, and this only makes it better.

The animation is very well done. It's done in Flash, which is becoming increasingly popular for animators. This leads to common minor animation errors, but they don't matter. The styling, including the overall design and colour palette, is brilliantly done.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show that anyone can enjoy. It is definitely a show aimed at the younger generation. But who cares. This show is by far one of the best cartoons on TV at the moment, and just because its girly and made for younger children doesn't mean it's bad. Give it a shot. You'll find it's worth it.


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