I’ve been posting about My Little Ponies for a long time. My nieces are really big fans and in all honestly, it is a really cute show! I’ve seen all kinds of adults sucked into it because the stories are so well written. I used to be a huge My Little Pony fan when I was a little girl, but they have seriously brought it to a whole new level.
Before I get into their brand new DVD that was released this past Tuesday (December 4th), I thought I would introduce you to the characters!
Having grown up working hard to keep her family’s famous apple business growing, Applejack has come to be known as the most down-to-earth, resourceful and dependable pony this side of Ponyville! A proud farm pony to the core, she’s not afraid to get her hooves dirty and to her, there’s nothing a little horse-sense and elbow-grease can’t take care of. Applejack has an impeccable ability to break a situation down to its core and fix it fast and usually topped off with a wacky country anecdote told with a charming dose of country twang.
A graceful, fawn-like filly, Fluttershy’s gentle, serene ways make her unusually attractive to all types of forest animals, whose care and well-being are her highest priority. She’d like nothing more than to spend every waking moment caring for her animal friends in her secluded meadow cottage, and that’s because Fluttershy is, well… shy. Sweet, soft-spoken and often fearful, her pony friends treasure her kindness, but have to work hard to help come out of her shell.
To say that Pinkie Pie marches to the beat of her own drum is certainly an understatement! Giggly, playful and brimming over with energy, it’s not unusual to find this pink pony prancing and skipping joyfully through the streets looking for fun, doing cartwheels, singing a song in a silly voice and making up her own ridiculous lyrics. By far the silliest pony around, nothing makes her happier than evoking a giggle and a smile from her friends. She is the freest of free spirits, always acting on her whims, following her heart, talking your ear off and getting a laugh or two along the way.
Capable and athletic, Rainbow Dash lives for adventure! When any problem should arise that involves traveling to distant lands or dealing with a magical, mysterious beast, Rainbow Dash is the first to volunteer! Brave and bold, any pony who has ever seen this rainbow-haired Pegasus in the air has been left in jaw-dropped awe of her speed, agility, and, well, her confidence. She’s quite positive she’s the fastest pegasus pony alive, and truth be told, she probably is. Yes, she’s a bit proud, and a bit mischievous, and when the chips are down, and danger is a-brewing, Rainbow Dash always, always comes through, proving time and time again that she is a true hero!
Rarity could possibly be the most beautiful unicorn you’ve ever seen. As she prances down the street, her coat gleaming pure white and her royal purple curls bouncing, everypony’s head turns— and boy does she love it! A talented fashion designer, her biggest dream is to one day design for Princess Celestia herself. At first glance she may seem a typical debutante vain and entitled, but it’s simply not so! Generous to a fault, she’s believes so badly that the world should be beautiful she’s all too eager to simply give away the designs she works so hard on and to offer anypony a custom Rarity makeover. And should you make it through one; you’ll learn that Rarity’s greatest beauty is her heart.
Dutiful and intelligent, Twilight Sparkle is obsessed with one thing: studying magic! She once studied so much, she made no time for anypony else. That is until her mentor, Princess Celestia, charged her with the study of a special kind of magic— friendship! Newly converted to the joys of having friends, she uses her knowledge and unusually powerful gift for magical spells to help her new companions in Ponyville. Though sometimes she gets on her “high horse” about what’s right or wrong, her eagerness to learn and lend a helping hoof endear her to her new friends in Ponyville, and when the going gets tough, her love for her friends transform her into a natural born leader!
Princess Celestia is a Pegasus unicorn pony and the co-ruler of Equestria alongside her younger sister Princess Luna, both of whom are responsible for raising the sun, moon, and stars. She is the mentor of Twilight Sparkle, whom she addresses as “My faithful student”.
Spike is a purple and green baby dragon. He is Twilight Sparkle’s friend and assistant, and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. He has an ability to magically deliver scrolls to and from Princess Celestia with his green fire-breath, which is featured in many episodes, as is his crush on Rarity.
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes both Part 1 & Part 2 of The Crystal Empire episodes. Part 1 is about the curse which had caused an empire to vanish for a thousand years has ended and it has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria. Princess Celestia needs Twilight Sparkle and her friends to find a way to protect it against the evil unicorn King Sombra. Part 2 continues with Twilight Sparkle’s friends trying to keep the Crystal Ponies entertained while she searches for the Crystal Heart that is the key to keeping them safe.
- Sonic Rainboom
- Luna Eclipsed
- It’s About Time
Plus, bonus coloring sheets and Sing-Along!
This is a wonderful addition to the collection of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic DVDs that Shout! Factory has released. You can also pick up My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Friendship Express, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding and My Little Pony Twinkle Wish Adventure!
Ever since we started reviewing and posting about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, my nieces have become obsessed. I actually decided to review this specific DVD on my own so that I could surprise them! I hadn’t been able to see them since my son is sick, but hopefully soon I’ll get to visit with the ponies and make her day.
You can make your princesses day and pick up My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire for $9.99. This would make a great Christmas gift!
I received a copy for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.