Hasbro's latest My Little Pony project involves bringing the characters from the popular Friendship is Magic incarnation into the human world.
A hit with young girls and a group of passionate teenage and adult fans, the latest My Little Pony animated series makes contact with the human world in a theatrical spin-off.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which has aired 65 episodes over 3 seasons on the Hub network, has not only been successful with its target audience of young girls, but has attracted a passionate, worldwide fanbase of teenagers and adults, commonly known as Bronies.
Bronies have embraced the show by creating fanart and music based on the show, throwing fan conventions with appearances of talent on the show, and purchasing merchandise based on the show ranging from DVDs to trading cards to plushies.
Equestria Girls is a theatrical spin-off that brings the main character, Princess Twilight Sparkle, into the human world. There, she encounters human “versions” of her friends from the show.
Sethisto, webmaster of the popular Friendship is Magic website, Equestria Daily, gives the impressions the film had with him and his web staff. He says, “I think everyone here agrees it was pretty solid as it's own little standalone piece, but none of us wanted to see the ponies as humans, and definitely don't want to see more humans in the future. We all joined for the ponies after all!”
The screenings of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls have been limited, but according to reports, have been successful enough to increase the number of screens showing the feature.
Those involved with the show have said that the Equestria Girls film will not affect the upcoming fourth season of the series, which will begin later this year.
In the News 4 coverage area, the Carmike 12 on the Montgomery Highway will be showing a second two-day set of showings on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at Noon.