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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.


Jayson Thiessen, Noelle Benvenuti (co-director)


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


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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Did You Know?


It has been stated by Meghan McCarthy and others who work on the cartoon that the events of this film will have no bearing or effect on season four of "Friendship is Magic", responding to the concerns of some fans who didn't want to see the show changed because of this film. See more »


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 »


Flash Sentry: So, uh, I was wondering. If you aren't already going with somebody, wanna go to the Fall Formal with me tomorrow night?
Twilight Sparkle: That would be... Tomorrow night? No, no no no no no, no no no no no! Nonononono! I can't! The portal! That'll be too late!
Flash Sentry: One "no" would have been fine!
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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 »


A Friend for Life
Music and lyrics by Daniel Ingram
Performed by Jerrica Santos
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Friendship does seem magical, but I'd give it a B-
2 April 2016 | by joseloretoSee all my reviews

Since two thousand and ten, MLP:FIM is many people considered a masterpiece of flash animation. Definitely not your average flash animation from Newgrounds. This show proves that friendship is a powerful weapon. Even if Lauren Faust said that she wanted this show to be for little girls. But getting its self a fan base is even better. This is the reason why I wanna try flash animation in a new way. But, as popular as it gets, some people wouldn't be surprised if these ponies went off the high school.

I'm not saying it's a bad film, but I just wished it could've been a bit more clever. But it does give Twilight Sparkle a specific goal. She doesn't just recover crown from a former student of Celestia's, but to take friendship to a whole new level.

Twilight has always been my favorite character. I can relate to her at times. You would want to stand with her, she has a reason to inspire those who believe in magic.

But back on to the film, I had a bit mixed feelings about it.

The Story: It's smooth enough, even if got a bit random in the climax.

The Animation: It's well crafted, but the designs to seem a bit hit missed at times. But it's still harmless to look at. Plus, they did keep the ponies designs in the beginning

The Characters: Twilight and the Mane Five are still the same, and we love em. The principals of CHS seem okay but make feel like they've never been in charge of high school before. The villain is okay too, but most people would never get the rest of her origins other then she was a former pupil back in Equestria. The boyfriend does seem a bit of a pointless cliché, he's only seen for short times. But to his credit he does seem like good gentleman for a princess. Just be lucky that he didn't show up in the real show.

The Songs: I find most of them quite catchy and reasonable, my favorite happens to be Strange New World. It's nice to see someone singing a characters thoughts again, since Phil Collins' song Strangers Like Me in Disney's Tarzan. Even if the lyrics are a bit simple.

The Rules of Magic: When people first saw the magic moments in the climax, they kinda had no idea why that happen. But from what I can gather I guess is that Sunset had no control of the magic in the crown, so she pretty much didn't know how to use it. And yet, she was happy with her demon form. I was like a side affect. As for the transformation of the mane six, they were like magnet for the element of magic. Twilight would say that the magic contained in her element was able to unite with those that helped create it. So maybe the humane five represent them? Maybe. But the ending does still seem a bit random. Either way, I still kinda enjoyed it.

The MLP series could've been better off without a spin off, but for what is, it's actually kinda good. I wouldn't call a masterpiece like the actual show, but it does seem decent enough to be magical as always.

Some fans may love or hate this, they all have opinions. But that's pretty much the end of this review.

Try to check it out, it might be your cup of tea.

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15 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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