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My Little Pony came on the scene when I was a little girl. Hasbro first released the iconic ponies in the form of toys and a short time later, the original animated series hit the TV screens. Here we are over 30 years later and Hasbro continues to illustrate the power of fun and friends through their My Little Pony franchise.
Today, fans can get in on of Hasbro’s latest venture with the YouTube release of the brand new series: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. Following this November 17th premiere, viewers can look forward to a new episode every Friday with 45 in total.
“The magic of Equestria cannot be contained! It’s found its way into the world of the all new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Digital Series and it’s turning everything on its head. From afterschool clubs to beach days, music festivals to theme parks, and a rockin’ Spring Break on a yacht, magic is sure making things interesting. Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity as they learn what it means to be superheroes while they take on their biggest challenge yet: high school.”
In addition to the new series, Hasbro has also partnered with official My Little Pony: Equestria Girls stylist, Laura Shuffman to release a line of fashion dolls. The previous collection of Equestira dolls have been given a new look with highly fashionable outfits inspired by the characters in the YouTube series. The new Equestria Girls fashion doll line will be available for purchase in the U.S. in December 2017 and globally beginning January 2018.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is a digital series set in a humanoid realm, parallel to Friendship is Magic. The series follows the human-like versions of My Little Pony characters as they deal with the challenges of high school. The series combines candy-colored animation, familiar characters, and tween-friendly scenarios to convey valuable lessons about friendship, forgiveness, and teamwork. Each episode covers a different scenario that tweens can relate to.
Wow! My Little Pony sure has changed since I was a little girl. Those cute, innocent little ponies I used to play with have become ultra-chic pre-teen girls. I had always viewed My Little Pony being geared towards younger girls with its fun animation and simple story line. It looks like Hasbro has broadened its audience however, by attracting tweens using these fashionable girls with contrasting personalities. As a mom, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is appealing to me because of the positive messages it delivers. I also find it refreshing that the girls have very different personalities, yet these differences do not stop them from becoming friends.
I can definitely see how some parents may feel this series is too risque for younger girls as some episodes involve subjects such as dating. On the other hand, there is no foul language, sexual content, or gore, so each parent has to decide for themselves whether the positive outweighs the negative. Personally, I think the series is cute and I am glad that Hasbro has continued to expand the franchise so my kids can enjoy My Little Pony.
Check out the first episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEAXo2sxqTI