My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Adventures In The Crystal Empire

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Adventures In The Crystal Empire

On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Running Time: 
120 minutes

I thought my kids, now in their teens, wouldn’t sit still for one, let alone five, episode of My Little Pony. Apparently I’m just some old dude that doesn’t know My Little Pony is awesome, even for grown teen boys who can’t stop watching the newly revamped series. Go figure. That being said though I went on this venture alone and found that the show has adapted well to the workings of today’s cartoon. Fresh current sounding voice actors, a more carefree core theme that isn’t just pretty ponies and touchy feely themes integrated in their everyday happenings. Basically the ponies are now more then just Carebears turned miniature trotters. Still, I had to advance on this release as a reviewer/parent. How does it all add up.

As I’ve already explained, the show is wicked funny and updated to suit today’s cartoon lover. Unfortunately the packaging, from a financial stand point, falls flat on it’s face. For starters, on a different line of approach, this release features five episodes, three of which are from Seasons 1 & 2. At $9.99 (Amazon), I have to wonder who would pay that price when you could just get Netflix for $7.99 and see Season 1 & 2 whenever you want and in their entirety and just wait out Netflix getting the other two episodes which are the opening episodes for Season 3. As a parent who sees the world in dollars, this investment just isn’t sound, unless this was strictly a traveling copy, though most tablets feature wifi and Netflix. Hmmm.

The release content is great. Five stars for content which includes a coloring sheet and a sing-along, but significantly lower stars for the financial value of this release. Skip the bits and pieces release and just go for the season releases if you have to own a physical copy of the series. It’s obviously more expensive but for the content you’re getting your money’s worth, unlike here.


AJ Garcia
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