After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.
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.
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.
Three short stories involving the EQ Girls at Canterlot High strived to fix Camp Everfree, ceasing a culprit for sabotaging the Daring-Do film's production and the discovery of a mystical mirror at Juniper's movie theater.
Tabitha St. Germain
When they in Hope Hollow, Twilight Sparkle and her friends realise that their dream vacation is more like a nightmare. The town and all it's residents are devoid of color. So the Mane 6 ... See full summary »
In the land of Equestria, a precocious but introverted bookworm named Twilight Sparkle is the personal protégé of its ruler, Princess Celestia. Sent to Ponyville to oversee a celebration, Twilight faces the return of a menace she feared and defeats it with the power of friendship she discovers with some locals. Now charged to learn more, Twilight and her new friends face life's challenges from personal problems to grave threats to the land with a growing appreciation of the friendship they share and the magic it makes possible.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Tabitha St. Germain, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman and Tara Strong are all Canadian. See more »
Due to an animation error, a background pony was cross eyed in one particular episode and was noticed by the fan base. Writers of the show owned up to the error and instead of correcting it, added a new character based on the error, and hence Derpy Hooves pony was added to the cast! See more »
I recently watched from s1e1 and found the show varied in quality. What I love about the show: abstract, positive, colourful, fantasy adventure, 80s style end lessons, modern cross-gender cross-generation writing animation appeal. Dislikes: when the writing animation style disappears (see seasons below), humour and characters become shallow, stories can get predictable.
Season 1 starts off strong with the first 8 episodes involving either character development and/or fantasy adventure elements. The next 4 are tear jerkers. The rest become more comfortable with the formula and begin establishing more repeated characters. Whole season full of rainbows and joy for the viewer. 9/10
Season 2 begins and ends with strong double episodes that introduce new villains, perils and magic. 10/10 Unfortunately the 22 episodes inbetween appear to have different writing and animation styles as if contracted out as fillers. 3/10 Whole season 5/10
Season 3 shows a return to form with strong writing and animation styles returned. All episodes are tear jerkers a little and in places the canon is added to. Short season of 13 episodes compared to 26 each previously and occasional flaws in writing. 7.5/10
Season 4 has better continuity over the season, more abstract adventure, references, mostly better character use and lots of rainbows, magic and joy. The bookend episodes are again the most important but this season delivers the most consistent pony experience so far. 9.5/10
Season 5 reviews coming (when watched)
Conclusion. With its variable episode quality this isn't what has made people fans. I'd suggest that it's the abstract absurd in flash animation that appeals to our current generation popularised by family and adult cartoons, minus the vulgarity such that you might love this series (proudly or quietly). That said its variable quality stories and magical ponies setting might lead you to decide this isn't for you (or anyone your age and/or gender). Each to their own enjoyment/disdain.
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