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My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

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After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.

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Jayson Thiessen

Writers:

Meghan McCarthy (story by), Joe Ballarini (story by) | 4 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uzo Aduba ... Queen Novo (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (voice)
Adam Bengis Adam Bengis ... Code Red (voice)
Emily Blunt ... Tempest Shadow / Fizzlepop Berrytwist (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Princess Skystar (voice)
Michelle Creber ... Applebloom (voice)
Taye Diggs ... Capper (voice)
Brian Dobson ... Verko / Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Bulk Biceps / Canterlot & Klugetown Featured Voices (voice)
Andrea Libman ... Fluttershy / Pinkie Pie (voice)
Max Martini ... Boyle (voice)
Britt McKillip ... Princess Cadance (voice)
Peter New ... Big Mac / Klugetown Featured Voices (voice)
Mark Oliver ... First Mate Mullet (voice)
Nicole Oliver ... Princess Celestia / Lix Spittle / Klugetown Featured Voices (voice)
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Storyline

After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 - Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity - embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland. Written by Yamerah Bing

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Friendship comes in many colors. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The My Little Pony Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,885,899, 8 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,885,107, 7 December 2017
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Before the song "One Small Thing" when Twilight was getting the others to help Skystar, Applejack is an odd color. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Spike: 'Scuse me! Dragon on the move! Important princess documents comin' through!
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Apple Cobbler: I know, filly! We almost couldn't book a stable!
Clear Skies: Princess Twilight must have her hooves full with this giant Festival!
Female Pony 2: Are you kidding? She's smart and organized and cool under pressure! There's nothing she can't handle!
Twilight Sparkle: Ommmmm... Ohhhhhhh mmmmy goodness, I can't handle this! Ooh! Nothing is working! I just have to get it together! Just go in there! ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Although Applebloom didn't have one line of dialogue in the whole film; her voice actress Michelle Creber is still credited. See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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We Got the Beat
Original Words & Music by Charlotte Caffey
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The movie didn't necessarily make me into a brony but... (possible spoilers)
4 October 2017 | by latinvspiscatorSee all my reviews

The movie is great and is praiseworthy. The animation is engaging to the eye, and it enables to arouse interest in going along with the characters & plot.

The characters are great, such that there's a diverse disposition for each array of character. This is probably an exaggeration, once you realize in the end that Fluttershy is voiced also by the same person who voiced Pinkie Pie, and Apple Jack & Rainbow Dash being voiced by one person as well.

The main character is Twilight Sparkle (consistent enough with the movie poster), and we get to explore her power as a princess, which is Power of Friendship. The antagonist is a new/guest character named Tempest (Emily Blunt), a disenfranchised pony who has become calloused and driven. If you don't care about My Little Pony at all, Tempest is the powerful character you'd like to watch. The character of Tempest however will take you on a journey to an unexpected destination, because Tempest's interaction with Twilight Sparkle becomes very important. Another antagonist, Stormking is just as important as Princess Celestia, Princess Luna and Princess Candence.

There is a cat character, Capper, who you'd soon realize is a smooth talking cat. Capper would fall into the male prototype character category in the midst of female characters, worthy of their fancy, disdain and then fancy again.

There are various absurd situations (mostly because of Pinky Pie) the characters are put into, and as a group, you are able to assess, compare and contrast the reactions of each member of the group. Again, the animation conveys the situation well, and because of its comical effect, it engages the mind into hilarity.

The movie is quite an adventurous one, and would appeal to any audience other than young girls. The plot is a rather good one, and the pacing moves along quite well. For those who have seen adventure films before, one may realize that the movie captures recognizable thrilling, and momentous stages of an adventure. Again, the coloring of each backdrop, background, is lucid & vibrant, with a great use of acute hues.

The animation quality of the movie is good; it appears to be a mixture of rotoscoping, mixed with 2D hand animation (I guess by computer). The coloring is with a balanced saturation and hues.

I could digress about the movie in its trivialities, but in summary, the movie is great. I enjoy it. It didn't make me into a brony though (that's probably because I don't know what brony really is or what he does).


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