A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Annie and Pony's relationship reminds kids that it's possible to be friends with someone who seems very different from you. The show involves some mild bathroom humor like burping, farting, and snot.
Positive Role Models
Annie is loyal and always believes the best of Pony, despite his impulsiveness.
Violence & Scariness
Some cartoon-style accidents and lengthy falls, but no injuries.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that It's Pony is a lighthearted and often silly cartoon about a girl and her best friend, who happens to be a talking horse. The show plays on the absurd for laughs, but it's mostly well done and does entertain. The central friendship is a good reminder that relationships don't have to look a certain way to be fulfilling for both parties, as both Pony and his human, Annie, are adept at loyalty, kindness, and generosity of spirit for each other's benefit. Expect some mild bathroom humor (farting, a messy sneeze, etc.) and some fun had with issues like anxiety and jealousy, but overall a lighthearted and occasionally laugh-out-loud, fish-out-of-water (or horse-out-of-farm) story.
Is It Any Good?
Man's best friend might not be the horse, but Annie's bestie undoubtedly is Pony, and their hilarious adventures together remind kids of the beauty of unexpected -- and unorthodox -- friendships. Despite the fact that he's sorely out of place in Annie's city digs, Pony fits right into her life, and their friendship brings out the best in them. Annie often must practice patience with her curious and unbridled pal, and Pony sometimes finds that he has to look at things from Annie's point of view and try new things in order to be the reliable sidekick she needs him to be.
On the whole, It's Pony doesn't set out to impart on viewers all kinds of meaningful messages, but perhaps that's what makes it a fun watch. The characters' antics will make you laugh and their affection for each other will warm your heart (and there's the occasional potty humor to mix it up as well), but there's no expectation that you will recall much of what you saw later on.
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