Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I find myself watching My Little Pony with my preschool-aged daughter. I feel like I’m five years old again, and I have to wonder if I’m actually enjoying it more than she is.
I’m happy to say that moms (and dads!) who played with My Little Pony growing up will not be disappointed in Shout! Factory’s adorable Hasbro series, now running on Saturday mornings on The Hub TV Network. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Princess Twilight Sparkle has also just been released on DVD. After the fun of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Pinkie Pie Party (my review here), parents and kids will have another reason to smile with this new DVD with five episodes from Season 3:
Games Ponies Play
Magical Mystery Cure
MMMystery of the Friendship Express
The My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD includes fun bonus features too. The My Little Pony trademark sing-along, and a coloring sheet to enjoy on a rainy afternoon. The Little Ponies are unique, quirky, and fun. Each character is memorable, and the show has a fun sense of irony sure to go over the heads of any three-year-old, but definitely to be enjoyed by parents. My Little Pony is aware of it’s own hyper “cutesy-ness,” especially with the much-loved Pinkie Pie, who says things like, “The Crystal Empire looks ‘crystal-ier’ than ever!” The over-the-top expressions and reactions are priceless.
As in the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Pinkie Pie Party DVD, there are many lessons reaffirming the value of friendship. In “Magical Mystery Cure,” the ponies’ cutie marks get mixed up when a spell goes awry. Gasp! Problems of this magnitude happen all the time in Ponyville, and luckily the studious Twilight Sparkle is around to get them straightened out. When she fixes the botched spell, she earns her wings and her place as a true princess. After the coronation, one of the ponies tells her his tears are “liquid pride.”
The My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD is priced at $14.97, and I think it’s a great choice to watch while having a tea party or when you are ready for a movie party with your preschooler.
Here is the coloring sheet:
And you can check out these fun clips:
Morning In Ponyville
Chief Detective Pinkie
The Letter Is Late
Twilight Gets Her Wings