Twilight Sparkle and friends follow a map to a pseudo-Utopian village where the inhabitants have given up their cutie marks. At first glance, the ponies of this village seem happy, but when the Mane Six investigate further, they realize that the village leader Starlight Glimmer has a sinister view of friendship and individuality.

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Episode cast overview:
... Twilight Sparkle (voice)
... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (voice)
... Pinkie Pie / Fluttershy (voice)
... Rarity (voice)
... Spike (voice)
... Starlight Glimmer (voice)
... Party Favor / Shopkeeper (voice)
... Double Diamond / Village Pony (voice)
... Sugar Belle / Night Glider (voice)
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Twilight Sparkle and friends follow a map to a pseudo-Utopian village where the inhabitants have given up their cutie marks. At first glance, the ponies of this village seem happy, but when the Mane Six investigate further, they realize that the village leader Starlight Glimmer has a sinister view of friendship and individuality.

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4 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Was the first episode to air on Discovery Family instead of The Hub/Hub Network, which shut down in October 2014. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Fluttershy: I agree with Twilight. And Rarity. And Applejack. And Rainbow Dash. And Pinkie Pie... and probably Spike.
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References Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) See more »

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In Our Town
Music and lyrics by Daniel Ingram
Performed by Kelly Sheridan and choir
Orchestrated by Caleb Chan
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A Great Opening to Season 5
4 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

This episode did a great job of setting up the stage for Part 2. The town's twisted view on friendship and freedom and individuality is established very well. Got me very excited for Part 2 and it easily, for me at least, is the best season opener of the series. All of the bronies who were speculating whether or not this was an anti-communist episode... I think your speculations are confirmed... even if it wasn't intentional, the episode puts a lot of emphasis on the individuality, personal responsibility-esque values that we should all hold dear to ourselves. This might be my favorite family-oriented show simply because it's not afraid to have a message like this. Love it.


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