Parents' Guide to

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Positive messages, some scary stuff in sweet, sparkly romp.

Movie PG 2017 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 41 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 3+

A fun adventure for all MLP:FIM fans!

For fans for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic of all ages, this movie is amazing! It’s made for kids, especially young girls, so there is nothing inappropriate, but the plot is engaging enough for adult fans of MLP to enjoy as well.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (41):
Kids say (50):

Stuffed with magic and sweet messages about friendship and kindness, this pony movie is a worthy pick for young viewers -- as long as the scary stuff isn't too much for them. Speaking of which, did we really need scenes in which the ponies are in danger of falling off a massive waterfall or hurtling through the sky after falling from an airship floating above the clouds? It seems a little much for the movie's young target audience. But there are plenty of positive takeaways to make up for it, with the ponies ready -- nay, eager -- to help each other and everyone else they meet. Parents of princess-mad kids will also appreciate a scene in which Twilight Sparkle doubts her capabilities and an authority figure tells her that "Being a princess means more than just a crown. It's a promise not to let other ponies down."

The puffy pink-and-purple visuals will appeal to young children, too. There are cupcakes and ponies in every color of the rainbow; there are rainbows that explode like fireworks and undersea dance numbers; there are songs about being awesome and getting by with a little help from your friends. And most of all, there's a magical world where (mostly) female ponies exist in a magical land with all their best friends. It's a place that adults may not be dying to visit, but young viewers will practically want to live there. And My Little Pony: The Movie is made for them.

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