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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

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Via a magic mirror, Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternate universe in order to recover a crown that was stolen from the Crystal Empire. Upon her arrival she is horrified to learn that she has turned into a human.

Directors:

Jayson Thiessen, Noelle Benvenuti (co-director)

Writers:

Meghan McCarthy, Lauren Faust (television series: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tara Strong ... Twilight Sparkle (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (voice)
Andrea Libman ... Pinkie Pie / Fluttershy (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Rarity / Princess Luna / Vice Principal Luna / Cup Cake (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Spike (voice)
Rebecca Shoichet ... Sunset Shimmer / Twilight Sparkle - singing (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Snips (voice)
Richard Ian Cox ... Snails (voice)
Nicole Oliver ... Princess Celestia / Principal Celestia / Cheerilee (voice)
Vincent Tong ... Flash Sentry (voice)
Britt McKillip ... Princess Cadance (voice)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
Kazumi Evans ... Rarity (singing voice)
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Storyline

In Equestria, the newly crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle is still trying to adjust to her new status and wings. However, Sunset Shimmer a renegade former student of Princess Celestia, steals her magic crown and escapes to another world. Twilight is charged with recovering the crown and she and her companion, Spike, pursue the thief. Crossing over, Twilight finds that she has been changed into a powerless human in a high school world populated with teenage human counterparts of her friends. To save both worlds, Twilight must rediscover the magic of friendship that transcends everything she imagined possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The magic of friendship never changes. See more »


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TV-Y | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Hasbro [United States]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mairitoruponi: Ekuesutoria garuzu See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Sunset Shimmer pops the balloons with her hand was storyboarded by Cory Toomey. See more »

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Vice Principal Luna is confronting Twilight Sparkle about the trashed gymnasium. She goes to a shaded window and uses her finger to bend down one of the slats of the shade making the beam of light hitting her face wider. When she lets go, the slat springs back to its original position yet the beam of light remains as wide as it was when more light was being let through. See more »

Quotes

Sunset Shimmer: Fizzy apple cider? Ugh! This is my coronation, not a hoedown.
Applejack: Well, now, it ain't necessarily gonna be your coronation this time around.
Sunset Shimmer: Oh, is that so? You country folk really aren't that bright. Must be why the other students say such awful things about you.
Applejack: Grrr...
Sunset Shimmer: Obviously it's gonna be my coronation. I'm running unopposed.
Pinkie Pie: Not this time. The new girl just signed up!
Sunset Shimmer: What?
Pinkie Pie: I know. Her handwriting is really bad.
Sunset Shimmer: [to herself] Where is this Twilight Sparkle?
[laughs]
[...]
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This Strange World
Music and lyrics by Daniel Ingram
Performed by Rebecca Shoichet
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A blatant marketing movie that undermines the show...
24 June 2013 | by elsol-3See all my reviews

For a start... it definitely did not warrant a theatre release.

No additional effort was put into the animation beyond the TV series other than the opening credits animation, at all. Would have been a nice two-parter to link the existing My Little Pony seasons 3 and 4 together.

Two, it's so obvious the entire movie is a giant advertisement for Hasbro to sell anthro-based dolls based on popular characters. The way the characters are introduced and stylised, it's just glaring and grating.

The basic story? As predictable as ever, even for a MLP episode. Which is fine for a MLP episode, but not for a movie, hence back to my original belief it didn't warrant a theatre release. The fact that it's set in such a tedious and over-used setting as a school formal? Awful. So much opportunity for this to have been done better was wasted on a cliché. The ponies are regressed to teenage years when in Ponyville they are already mares, ie mature. The movie should have reflected this, and used it to encourage girls (and guys) in a more positive direction than what it does.

The writing was about as standard as the series, but I'm disappointed with the whole image of the movie. Everyone is thin and anaemic, with the exception of Snails, and lo and behold, the unpopular "bad guy henchman" is fat. The ONLY fat person in the entire movie. In the series, all the ponies are rounded, or at least full-bodied; all this movie does is perpetuate the stick-insect mentality of fashion that girls are now being encouraged to pursue. Which leads to...

Concepts of friendship are nice to see in this movie, and I'm glad they are there. But the series does a much better job of teaching those concepts in a manner that isn't muddied by imagery that is counter-productive to many children's' self-esteem. This movie is a step backwards for the quality of the show, not a step forwards.

So, overall? Poor. It *could* have been so much more. Instead, we got dreck. It's 4, perhaps a 5 out of 10. For the absolute littlies only, and I say that with hesitation given the body-image impressions it's setting up for them.

I hope this stays a one-off, and is never attempted again.


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