Parents' Guide to

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Ponies turn into teens in cute but highly commercial 'toon.

Movie NR 2013 72 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 2+

I hate ponies.
age 16+

STUPID MOVIE

This movie sucks! It is stupid and nobody should watch it. It is such a stupid movie!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (44 ):

The dimension travel conceit here -- the magic mirror as a portal to another world -- is incredibly simple, as is the animation, so even the littlest viewers will understand what's happening. It's fashionable to be enamored with the My Little Pony franchise; just walk into any middle school or a teen-friendly T-shirt store, and you'll find that the pony craze goes way beyond preschool-aged girls (heard of Bronies?). So it's no surprise that Hasbro is putting a spin on their cash cow of the pony universe to literally transform the ponies into teenagers.

Serious pony fans will get a big laugh out of seeing characters like Pinkie Pie, Apple Jack, Fluttershy, and Rainbow Dash in teen form, but with their same unique personality traits in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. Pinkie Pie is particularly hilarious as the super peppy, fast-talking fall formal organizer. As for the villain Sunset Shimmer, she's a perfect "mean girl" who bullies and intimidates everyone at the school. It's sweet relief, therefore, when Twilight Sparkle inevitably defeats Sunset Shimmer's Machiavellian ploy for total control. Pony power indeed.

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