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My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet, feel-good tale explores silliness and growing up.

Movie NR 2007 46 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Run out to see this

Will with guarantee satisfy the G3 fans. Not much excitement but good animation and songs. Part of endless row of MLP toys.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 3+

A sweet and gentle bit of fluff

I watched this on a rainy Monday afternoon with my son, who is almost 4, and we enjoyed it very much. Because it's a few years old, the animation is slower and gentler than some of the newer stuff, which made it more bearable for me! Although there are moments of slight 'peril' they aren't dwelt on, so nothing felt too scary. There are lots of songs, too. And I appreciated that, for once, my son wasn't required to learn anything! Big smiles and laughs from him throughout.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This installment features the usual familiar, sweet messages and cutesy friendships. My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow gives fans a chance to see a young Rarity (and earlier version of the pony) transform into a princess. Some fans of the more recent version could be confused by this, as the animation is a little dated and the pony less coiffed and tweened-out.

Fans of the show will enjoy seeing Rarity take her first princess steps, and parents can appreciate a conflict-free, lower-peril incarnation of the same, with positive messages.

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