My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds

Movie review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Short, sweet pony tale focuses on friendship.
  • NR
  • 2004
  • 20 minutes

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Strong messages about the importance of being a good friend and helping each other.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Sky Wishes is a positive role model when she uses a wish to help her friend Twinkle Twirl and when she keeps her secret with Star Catcher.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Series has had numerous iterations, all with related merchandise. Although this episode comes from an earlier generation of My Little Pony, it was originally sold with a Sky Catcher doll, then as part of a DVD and book set.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds is third-generation My Little Pony and looks a bit different than newer versions of the series. This short movie is geared toward young preschoolers and has no iffy language or content. It was originally released on VHS along with a Star Catcher doll and later was rereleased as part of a DVD/book set. The My Little Pony series itself also has multiple generations of shows with related marketing tie-ins and merchandise.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 4-year-old Written byRebecca Spark April 24, 2019

Stupid show

This short was boring
Teen, 16 years old Written byHeyheyheyheyhey... May 16, 2021

G3 is boring

Go watch Friendship is Magic and G1 instead, G3 is absolutely terrible. The stories are boring and the ponies don't have a lot of personality. Not much els... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old October 22, 2015

A tale anyone can enjoy !

I watching this had fun engaging in a pony named sky wishes who needs help with a dance. And starcatcher helps her make her dance witch is "dancing in the... Continue reading

What's the story?

In MY LITTLE PONY: DANCING IN THE CLOUDS, Twinkle Twirl (Chiara Zanni) needs to choreograph an extra-special dance for the Friendship Ball, but she can't come up with any ideas. Her friend Sky Wishes (Saffron Henderson) makes a wish that Twinkle Twirl will come up with a great idea, which makes a kite appear. Following their mantra to "Catch a kite, and you catch a wish," they follow the kite on a roller coaster, which inspires Twinkle Twirl to make a dance that will make their friends feel like they're dancing in the clouds. But, even though Twinkle Twirl is able to make a dance, her dancers are having trouble with the steps, prompting Sky Wishes to make another, even greater wish, which sends her on an adventure with the magical Pegasus pony, Star Catcher (Lenore Zann).

Is it any good?

Although there's not much to this short pony tale, it's clean and sweet, which will appeal to both kids and parents. (Parents may be a bit put-off by the excessive giggling and saccharine quality of the characters, though.) Parents also will love the positive messages. Friendship is strongly emphasized in the film, with the characters going out of their way to help each other and be supportive. 

Although fans of the newer My Little Pony series may be a bit confused by the different animation and style of this generation, My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds a nice, simple introduction to the series for younger fans. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship. How do you think Sky Wishes is a good friend to Twinkle Twirl in My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds? What makes a good friend?

  • Twinkle Twirl is inspired by roller coasters to choreograph her dance. How does the dance look like a roller coaster? What other things might influence a dance? 

  • How is this version of My Little Pony different from the other versions of the series?

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