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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 / ... 168 episodes, 2010-2018
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Rarity / ... 164 episodes, 2010-2018
Tara Strong ...  Twilight Sparkle / ... 162 episodes, 2010-2018
Andrea Libman ...  Pinkie Pie / ... 153 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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10 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Broke My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986) record of being the longest running My Little Pony TV series. Furthermore, at 100+ episodes, this series is also the longest running individual television series featuring a Hasbro toy property in the company's history. 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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10 hooves straight up!
6 January 2012 | by ianc1993See all my reviews

I'm an 18 year old male college student, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that multicoloured, wide eyed ponies would ever catch my attention, let alone catch my heart! My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, has done something I would never believe possible, it softened the cold and unforgiving heart of the internet.

Lauren Faust is one of a few producers and creators that have ended a long and harsh drought in the cartoon industry, by making a show that is as fun to watch for adults as it is for the kids it was intended for. And what's more, she did it with the same success as some of the great cartoons of old like "Tiny Toons" and "Animaniacs." The animation and design is top notch; very smooth, even when the episodes get fast paced. The sets and characters are very colourful and bright without being a strain on the eyes. Despite the fact that almost every single character model is exactly the same, the colours, hair and tail design, even the character's body language make every single one unique. even the background characters, which are really just ponies made to fill space, get this treatment, leading to some of them getting treated by the fans with the same love that the main 6 do.

Speaking of the characters, they are the backbone of this entire show. Each one is unique and can be related too in some way. When you think you've found out just who your favourite is, some other one will do something that makes you feel another strong emotion for them, changing your perception and their position in your eyes. The main six characters are just brimming with personality, so much so that the dialog and jokes just seem to write themselves. They're not just a bunch of girls who like tea parties and playing dress up, they each have jobs and roles in the community that set them apart. Applejack is a hard working farm girl who can also bake, and always spares time to help others in the the town of Ponyville, even putting them before herself. Rainbow Dash is the town weather mare who is in charge of the daily weather around Ponyville and is also in training to become a part of an aerial show team called "The Wonderbolts" (sort of like the Blue Angels); though she's brash and a bit lazy, she's loyal to her friends and her home and will bravely stand up to any challenge. Rarity is a fashion designer who actually makes all her own clothes (which makes her a good role model for those who wish to use their artistic abilities to run their own business); at times she can be a little arrogant and a perfectionist, she's willing to put those aside and be a generous friend and capable of using her wits to sort out a problem. Fluttershy is a kind and soft spoken animal lover who, even despite her shy and timid nature, will stand up to danger in order to protect her friends. Pinkie Pie helps run a bakery and sweets shop, and in her free time sets up surprise parties for her friends and the other residents of Ponyville; though some will find her obnoxious, she's a fun loving and hyper pony who just wants to make the world smile. Finally there's Twilight Sparkle, a highly intellectual and resourceful pony, she is the librarian of the towns tree house library; though she was once an asocial pony, through the course of the show she learns from her new friends how to be a person, and wants nothing more than to help others and to learn all that she can.

The personalities of each one of the main cast drive the stories of each episode as they bounce off one another and even many one off characters that visit Ponyville, who are also brimming with personality and flair.

But even great characters need great voice actors, and this show has phenomenal voice actors, some are even able to act for multiple characters and still give each a unique and fantastic performance. A good example of how great this voice acting is in the well written song portions of the episode. You will find your self humming the catchy tunes of "Winter Wrap Up," "At the Gala" and many others long after you hear them.

I could rant all day about how well crafted this cartoon is, and even longer about how talented the fan base is, but I think I've gone on long enough, and really the best thing I could do is to tell you to just give the show a try. Yes, it's My Little Pony. Yes, it was made with 8 year old girls in mind. But this show is about more than cute little equines and their adventures in a magical land, it's about a group of friends with both flaws and strengths exploring and expanding the bonds between themselves and others.

It's a fantastic show and I have no shame in saying that I absolutely love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and everypony should give this show a try and watch a few episodes.


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