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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.

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Cast overview:
... Twilight Sparkle (voice)
... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (voice)
... Pinkie Pie / Fluttershy (voice)
... Rarity / Princess Luna / Vice Principal Luna / Cup Cake (voice)
... Spike (voice)
... Sunset Shimmer / Twilight Sparkle - singing (voice)
... Snips (voice)
... Snails (voice)
... Princess Celestia / Principal Celestia / Cheerilee (voice)
... Flash Sentry (voice)
... Princess Cadance (voice)
... Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
... Rarity (singing voice)
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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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it's time to make the same friends all over again. See more »


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Also Known As:

Mairitoruponi: Ekuesutoria garuzu  »

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Trivia

Pinkie Pie asks Twilight Sparkle if she has a sister that looks the exact same as her, and has a dog named Spike that looks exactly like her dog, hinting at the fact that there is an alternate Twilight Sparkle, just the same as everyone else. 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

Twilight Sparkle: You will never rule in Equestria. Any power you had in this world is gone. But tonight, you showed everyone who you really are. You showed them what is in your heart.
Sunset Shimmer: [tearfully] I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I didn't know there was another way.
Twilight Sparkle: The magic of friendship just doesn't exist in Equestria, it's everywhere. You can seek it out! Or you will forever be alone. The choice is yours.
Sunset Shimmer: But all I ever done since being here was drive everyone apart. I don't know the first thing about friendship.
Twilight Sparkle: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, a human version of Derpy Hooves (a background pony named by fans of the show) is seen dancing while holding a muffin, and her eyes are derped (pointing in different directions). See more »


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My Little Pony Theme Song
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Written by Daniel Ingram and Lauren Faust
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A blatant marketing movie that undermines the show...
24 June 2013 | by See 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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