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My Little Pony - Can Alicorns be Magic?

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Well, it finally happened.  After months of speculation, leaks, then an official announcement, we’ve now witnessed Twilight Sparkle become an alicorn princess.  What did I think of how it was pulled off?  Aesthetically not too bad, story-wise exceptionally lifeless and didactic.  It was as if the whole “destiny” part was an afterthought compared to the […]

My Little Pony: The Alicorn Cometh - A Neigh-Sayers View

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There weren’t a whole lot of us who watched My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic back when it premiered in 2010.  After all, it was a My Little Pony cartoon, and the new network it was premiering on was owned in part by a toy company.  Many believed that it would be just as bad […]

Review: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Magical Mystery Cure:" You Say Why, I Say "I Don't Know"

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If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the Hub, it’s not going to be much of a surprise that the season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “Magical Mystery Cure,” promises a big change to the status quo of the show. Ads have been running for at least two weeks and […]

Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: Fourth Salvo - Ty, Tomy, Jakks Pacific

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The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]

New Clips Released from "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party" DVD

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Shout! Factory has released new clips from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party, the next DVD release of the Hub’s hit series coming exclusively to Wal-Mart stores on January 29, 2013. The DVD contains five more episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party focusing on Ponyville’s […]

PR: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party" on DVD January 29, 2013

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On January 29th, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC – PINKIE PIE PARTY on DVD exclusively at Walmart! MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC – PINKIE PIE PARTY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART JANUARY 29, 2013   Los Angeles, CA – Let’s Paaaarrr-ty! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Pinkie […]

Review: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Adventures in the Crystal Empire" & "Mickey & Donald Have a Farm"

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In my review of the first season DVD set of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I compared the show to playing the blues, noting that blues is simple music and simple music is the hardest music to play. The five episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on the latest “soccer mom” DVD […]

Review: "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" Season 1: Pony Up for This One

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The late, great blues guitar player Albert Collins once said, “Simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music.” The basics of a 12-bar blues and a minor pentatonic scale are simple, but “simple” does not mean “easy.” There’s a gigantic and somewhat ineffable gap between understanding those […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"

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Perhaps the greatest success of the still-young TV network The Hub is its hit children’s show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. If nothing else there is little question it has been one of its standout hits. Wholesome as it is fun, since its inception the program has been winning over not only young girls […]

NYCC 2012: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Panel Report

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I showed up for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic panel a good twenty minutes before it was set to begin, and much to my surprise, there was a massive line snaking along the wall that went around several corners, full of folks dressed up as their favorite pony or wearing My Little Pony […]

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