My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is the Pony Movie We've Got, If Not the One We Want

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It's not always a good sign when a cult television show cuts a season short to make time for a feature film. Case in point, my all-time favorite show Mystery Science Theater 3000 did it in 1996; they'd produced 24 episodes a year since 1991, but for their seventh season they only made six episodes to make room in their schedule for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. I don't dislike the MST3k movie at all -- I saw it more than once in the theater, and ask me sometime to show you my collection of promo merchandise -- but all things being equal, I would have preferred more episodes.

Similarly, the third season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was cut down from 26 episodes to 13, most likely in order to make the feature film My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. And while the movie (which hits video today) is not without its charms, in the long run, I'm not convinced it's a good substitute for a full third season.


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Interview: Daniel Ingram, Songwriter for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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Season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic begins this Saturday, November 10 at 7 a.m. PT on The Hub, followed by the series premiere of Littlest Pet Shop. Both shows feature songs written by Daniel Ingram, who was kind enough to speak to me on the phone about his process, the differences between writing for differing levels of reality in cartoons, his feelings about the many, many remixes of his work on YouTube, and things to look forward to this season.

See also:

C'mon, Everypony -- Let's Explore My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Together

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 1 Finale and Wrap Up

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 7 & 8

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Beyond BronyCon: Inside the My Little Pony Convention, Everfree Northwest

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The timing couldn't have been better, really. Three days after my final recap of the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was published on The Exhibitionist on August 15, I'd be in Seattle attending Everfree Northwest, the first annual My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic convention. Specifically, it was the first My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic convention to bear the name Everfree Northwest -- there have been plenty of other fan conventions in the twenty-two months since the show has been on the air, most notably the quarterly BronyCon, but this would be the first one I'd attended, and I was going to be a part of it!


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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2 Finale and Wrap Up

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The second season ends with multiple bangs.

(Relevant self-pimpage: I'll be doing a panel-presentation-thingy called "Deconstructing Equestria" at Everfree Northwest in Seattle this Friday morning. Come say hi!)

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 24 & 25

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The second season enters the home stretch with two different kinds of mysteries.



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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 22 & 23

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Fluttershy tries to overcome being yellow-bellied, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders are overcome by yellow journalism.

(Relevant self-pimpage: I'll be doing a panel called "Deconstructing Equestria" at Everfree Northwest in Seattle on Friday, August 17. Come see!)


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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 20 & 21

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Twilight Sparkle fights her future, and Spike doesn't like the looks of his own.More »

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 18 & 19

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The extrovert meets her match, and the introvert meets herself. More »

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 16 & 17

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Rainbow discovers the magic of reading, and the Crusaders discover the danger of magic.

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 14 & 15

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Applejack's pride collides with pony economics.More »

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