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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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US First Aired Release Date: October 10, 2010
US Last Aired: Ongoing
US Home Media Release Date: February 28, 2012
Japan First Aired Release Date: April 02, 2013
Japan Last Aired: 2014

Seasons: 6+
Episodes: 117+

Animation Studio: DHX Media
Franchise: My Little Pony
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SpongeBat1
said at 12:54 PM on Wed May 27 2015
100th episode on June 13! The wait is killing me already!
VctrBnsn
said at 12:00 PM on Wed Apr 8 2015
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Hooray for Season 5! I have a feeling this will be the best season yet!
Plevak
said at 7:25 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
The only show done by ocean that anyone cares about.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:23 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
@Plevak Death Note, InuYasha and Gundam would like to have a word with you.

Oh, and this wasn't done by Ocean. This was Voicebox's job.
Dogman15
said at 1:19 AM on Wed Apr 8 2015
@CatsTuxedo How have I not heard of Voicebox?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:56 PM on Wed Apr 8 2015
@Dogman15 I guess most people have spent so long thinking everything in Vancouver is handled by Ocean that they never bothered looking into what other voice-acting production companies exist there.
Autovolt
said at 10:06 AM on Mon Apr 6 2015
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I can't believe the show's break lasted 11 months...I hope we don't have to go with a wait in-between seasons of this magnitude again.

Anyways I'm glad we're finally back. I kind of forgot how much I missed watching the colourful ponies. I still don't consider myself a uber-die hard brony (or even use the term for myself) but for better or for worse I am seeing this show out through the end.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:44 AM on Tue Apr 7 2015
@Autovolt Luckily, the show's already been renewed for a sixth season, so I'm sure the next hiatus will be relatively quick ;)
NoxiousSludge
said at 6:55 AM on Sun Feb 15 2015
I don't get it, how is this show so monstrously popular? I've watched a few episodes, and I didn't really walk away with anything other than thinking that it's decent?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:53 AM on Sun Feb 15 2015
@NoxiousSludge The history of the fandom's rather detailed, but the shortest explanation I can manage is that the characters, humor, animation and music won over a great deal of people, along with the novelty of being into a kind of series they wouldn't have given a second thought to otherwise. Being bored of all the angsty, cynical stuff everywhere else helped too.
CartoonFreak666
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Feb 13 2015
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I blame TheMysteriousMrEnter for the hate that "Putting Your Hoof Down", "Rainbow Falls", and a couple of other episodes that this show is getting. Before TheMysteriousMrEnter was popular, nobody minded "Putting Your Hoof Down" and "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" but now I just see people bash them constantly. It's hard for me to say that I love every episode of MLP: FiM without feeling guilty for myself, because of this.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:10 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
@CartoonFreak666 Would you mind providing a source for nobody minding those episodes before? Because as I myself recall, those episodes (aside from maybe Rainbow Falls, which was simply okay) weren't very well-liked from the moment they aired. Even I wasn't at all fond of them to begin with.

You shouldn't blame some outside entity for your favorite show having some not-so-great episodes every now and then.
CartoonFreak666
said at 2:28 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
@CatsTuxedo Well I remember that some of the episodes that I mentioned used to have a 7 or higher on IMDB and TV.com. I also remember when I was obsessed with memes people would make memes relating to the new episode like on The Memebase, 4chan, Know your meme, and Tumblr. One meme that I remember regarding The Mysterious Mare Do Well had charcters like Shaggy from Scooby Doo and Gene Simmons unmasked underneath the MMDW. Then when TheMysteriousMrEnter got popular, things changed. I actually used to be a fan of him because of his SpongeBob reviews, but he then started to seriously tick me off for things he said like he makes "Anyone with a brain" jokes and calling certain people poor excuses for human beings.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:46 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
@CartoonFreak666 I doubt sites like IMDB or TV.com are a reliable gauge for the general perception of anything, let alone a single TV episode. A good number of those votes may very well come from trolls or over-enthusiasts who haven't even seen it, much like the case with The Dark Knight back in the day.

And I can say up front that memes really aren't much of an indicator of an episode's quality. They're more like amusing distractions we use to tide ourselves over until next week.
myopinion1
said at 8:20 AM on Wed Feb 4 2015
Yeah, this is a great cartoon. I was hooked past the second episode.
Jared Delgado
said at 5:40 PM on Tue Nov 4 2014
Is it funny to say that I can imagine Funimation performing for this show, given that many MLP clips on Youtube are anime related?
Trasce
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Oct 30 2014
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In my experience, if a show/movie manages to collect a ridiculously massive fanbase, it deserves it.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:17 PM on Tue Dec 30 2014
@Trasce Indeed!
TheLemsterPju
said at 7:59 AM on Sun Oct 26 2014
Yeah. I don't watch this show because of its popularity and it's pointless memes.

>Gets called "staggeringly immature" and a "troll" on other sites.

In my opinion, popularity does not equal "one of the greatest shows of all time". Same goes for Adventure Time, Frozen, and what ever else is universally noticed on the internet now a days.

That is why I stick to underloved cartoons like Avengers Assemble. Frankly I don't understand the internet and it's double standards.

>Gets told to get off the internet, despite having every right to stay on it.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 11:47 AM on Sun Oct 26 2014
@TheLemsterPju I don't watch this show, but I did see this comment and it honestly intrigued me. I have to say I both agree with this statement... and somewhat disagree with it, too.

Yes, popularity does not ALWAYS equal "good". I'm glad another else feels that way. And on top of that, getting a certain movie/show shoved in your face will turn you off from it. I admit, I've never seen The Dark Knight nor Fight Club. EVER. And mainly because they're the two movies I most constantly hear about (referenced or not) to this day, so it drives me further AWAY from the movies. I'd even be lying if I said Adventure Time didn't drive me nuts at some point, too.

That said.... (and this isn't a disagreement so much as an observation)

...I do believe that popularity does not automatically give you a right to HATE something that is popular (this is no way directed at you, if you take this the wrong way). I've noticed now not just 'cult followings' anymore, but cult 'hatings' too. Two movies come to mind, both VERY recent: Frozen (shocker) and Gravity.

In my defense, I think Frozen is a great movie, not 'blindly' going nuts for it, and Gravity is one of the best movies I've ever seen in the past decade. And both these movies have many people who are EXTREMELY keen on tearing both of these films asunder.

However, with each comment I see on either movie, I notice a pattern in which, in my opinion, is unanimously one-noted and very shallow, even providing no REAL reason as to why they hate it beside the 'everybody keeps talking about it' trump card.

I take note of this, and a 2nd thought comes to mind.

Sometimes, people talk so much about certain movies or shows because there may be something WORTH talking about it. As much as hearing about both DK and Fight Club drive me nuts, I think to myself "If many people are STILL talking about it, then there may be a worthwhile trait in there somewhere." I love Frozen, and despite the hardcore following it has, I love it not because it's funny, cute, or quotable, but because it is lively, emotional, and at many times, even smart. I LOVE Gravity not just for the effects, but for the story, the journey, the emotional turmoil, and even spirituality of it.

With MLP, there are going to be 'blind lovers' and 'blind haters' (if I get flack for this little remark, I'll expect it). Many people will detest the show for no good reason, and so may some of the people who love it for no apparent reason (I could be one of these people with a movie/show and not even realize it). The show's still going on, so the popularity may die down once it ends. So far, I've seen people who watch the show because there are many good aspects to it that make them keep coming back. I don't know: I've never seen the show, and frankly I may not. But there are things I see that do make me think it's worth at least SOMETHING. If people come back to the show 10 years later, I'll truly know.

My final thought: popularity dies down, but if the crowd still lingers with things to say about it, then it must be doing something right.

Apologies for the very incessant, inconsistent rambling, but if you can't tell, this has been on my mind for quite some time.
TheLemsterPju
said at 12:10 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
@DreamMaster08X
No dude, I totally agree with you.

I understood what you meant.
Dogman15
said at 7:39 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
Where did Peter Kelamis and Kelly Sheridan say that they had Season 5 roles? I'd like to read that!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:15 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
@Dogman15 Here's the confirmation tweet: https://twitter.com/PeterKelamis/status/494872510241177600
Bauglir100
said at 10:01 PM on Fri Sep 19 2014
@CatsTuxedo So another Ed Edd n Eddy voice actor is joining the cast of the show, huh? Awesome! Now if only they could lure Tony Sampson out of retirement...
HienFan
said at 4:00 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@CatsTuxedo Hooray Rolf and Barbie are ariving
HienFan
said at 3:37 AM on Thu Aug 28 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Great show one of the best shows of today
Axem Red
said at 1:08 PM on Mon Jun 16 2014
I love this show!
DravenRoth994
said at 11:18 PM on Sun May 25 2014
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
"Surprisingly good". Sometimes I wish we could fix these comments.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:36 AM on Mon Jun 9 2014
@DravenRoth994 Yeah, me too.
DravenRoth994
said at 11:11 PM on Sun May 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I got around to watching at least the first episode about a week back, and it was surprising good. I like how it build up and introduced the characters one by one showing the different personalities of each of them. It actually made me laugh a couple times. That's more than I could say for the recent Family Guy, Spongebob, Fairly Oddparents, and South Park among others. Heck, even Ultimate Spider-Man made me smile at times, that should tell you something (its at least no where near as mean spirited as those prior shows I mentioned). Anyway, I will continue at some point.
LoraLion
said at 7:13 AM on Sat May 17 2014
I love MLP:FIM series, but because I don't own satellite, I have to wait a long time to see all of the seasons which I just started watching the first seven episodes of season 3. But I can't wait to see the other episodes.
CartoonFreak666
said at 9:05 AM on Wed May 14 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
MLP: FiM is lucky to be getting a fifth season. I hear it's going to be going on for five more years. I find it impressive when a show makes it past 3 seasons.
DravenRoth994
said at 11:13 PM on Tue May 13 2014
While I haven't watched this yet, I will say I've always loved the work of Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken (aside from certain episodes of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends which anger me even to this day). However in this case, it is solely Lauren Faust, which is pretty cool. Tell me, is this worth checking out?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:51 PM on Wed May 14 2014
@DravenRoth994 Oh, certainly. The characters are very likeable, funny and well-designed and the show's aesthetics and universe overall are quite appealing. While I will say up front that the show's had its share of crap episodes from time to time (be wary of the episodes by Merriweather Williams), they're not nearly enough to wreck the whole experience of the show.
DravenRoth994
said at 7:28 AM on Thu May 15 2014
@CatsTuxedo Thanks, I'll look into it then. As long as there's no characters like Bloo, Cheese, and Bendy (and mean spirited moments that make me want to chuck the TV out the window), I'm in.
Madness Abe
said at 5:03 PM on Tue May 6 2014
Villain's name is confirmed: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/05/season-finale-villain-teaser-clip-name.html#idc-cover
Dogman15
said at 11:12 PM on Wed May 7 2014
@Madness Abe Also, wrecking tirade scorpions with swirly stars.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
As someone else may've stated around here, I'm loving how this show is steadily becoming a running catalog of Vancouver's voice talent.

Now if the other two Dobson brothers or Kelly Sheridan were to get on board at some point or another, that'd really sell it ;)
skeletonking1234
said at 8:18 PM on Thu May 1 2014
@CatsTuxedo or Mark Acheson I would LOVE to see him, that or Kirby Morrow,
tmnisaac
said at 7:09 AM on Sat May 17 2014
@CatsTuxedo Then add Kirby Morrow, Brent Miller, Michael Adamthwaite, and Colin Murdock then this series would be great for me.
tmnisaac
said at 1:16 PM on Mon Mar 16 2015
@tmnisaac Season 5 update confirms that Peter Kelamis and Kelly Sheridan are going to be in this season.
Rainbowderp01
said at 11:16 AM on Sat Mar 29 2014
Why is Daniel Ingram not listed as the tourist pony that Rarity gave her scarf to in Rarity Takes Manehattan?
Rainbowderp01
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Mar 29 2014
I withdraw my comment… after looking up his name, I found it. But why isn't it listed where it should be?
Dogman15
said at 2:50 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
@Rainbowderp01: What do you mean by "isn't listed where it should be"? You might not know this, but that same pony, "Wisp", had a speaking role in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" also, as one of the tourists careening down the hill in a carriage. He was probably voiced by Lee Tockar or Richard Ian Cox there (Snips and Snails were in that episode), we just don't have proof. "Wisp's" speaking line in "Rarity Takes Manehattan" was more prominent, and we quickly learned that Daniel Ingram provided his voice here.
Dogman15
said at 2:17 PM on Sat Mar 22 2014
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It's a shame that all the credits in "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils" are so complete yet at the same time so vague. "Little Pony 1" and "Girl Pony 2" tell us nothing. Claire, Madeleine, and Michelle get new characters, but we can't know for sure who they are without asking.
rosebr10
said at 7:56 AM on Fri May 30 2014
@Dogman15
I guess I'm doing one of these a year now, huh?

I couldn't help but notice a "5-year old pony" amongst the others. I'll let the others slide since I can't seem to determine a clear pattern that coincides with the naming sceme myself (though the VAs are still clear as day) I'll give you three clues who the 5-year old was:

1. "5-years old" was outright stated
2. The comment was self-referential
3. It's Sweetie Belle
Dogman15
said at 11:10 AM on Fri May 30 2014
@rosebr10 What are you getting at, man? If you have information, just spit it out.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:20 AM on Fri May 30 2014
@rosebr10 Balderdash. If the Five Year Old Pony really was Sweetie Belle, she wouldn't have been credited as a mere "Pony". That just wouldn't make any practical sense.
rosebr10
said at 12:47 PM on Fri May 30 2014
@CatsTuxedo
Your word would be law if you knew for a fact that the credit writers wrote them that way, but this seems to be your personal opinion, not a professional statement.

Cognitive bias can influence you when you least expect it.
Dogman15
said at 3:10 AM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@rosebr10 You're brimming full.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:46 AM on Sun Feb 23 2014
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If this was airing on Cartoon Network, it would be cancelled within 1-2 seasons because too many boys were watching it.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:30 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Adventure Time would like to have a word with you ;-)
Regomania
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
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I think the thing that gets me (In a good way) is the references to other shows and people, even those outside of doctor Who.

Here's a few

•The transformers sound effect in Equestria girls
•3 ponies who look AWFULLY similar to 3 of the doctors
•The man who voiced Q played Discord
•A DIRECT reference to Bill Nye The Science Guy
Dogman15
said at 2:05 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@Regomania That wasn't initially a "direct" reference to Bill Nye. It was just a scientist/professor that fans later named "Bill Neigh".
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:07 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@Regomania "The man who voiced Q played Discord" That should be the other way around.
tailz
said at 5:41 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
I personally don't like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They look weird, and the show is just annoying; Sorry but that's what I think here. I'm sticking with the ones I remember and grew up with as a kid.

Ah, the good old days of MLP, where they actually looked liked real ponies. lol.
TheLemsterPju
said at 6:15 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@tailz I respect your opinion. If you don't mind me asking, what did you like about the original MLP?
TheLemsterPju
said at 12:08 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
I'm thinking about finally giving the show a watch this summer.

The reason why it took me so long was because I didn't have the time to watch 65 episodes in a short period of time.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:07 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@TheLemsterPju That's good to hear :) Personally I'd advise you start from the very beginning as I would with all shows, but from what I generally hear, the fourth episode "Applebuck Season" seems to be best for giving newcomers a good first impression.
TheLemsterPju
said at 3:55 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@CatsTuxedo What's the problem with the first three episodes? Without getting into spoilers.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:27 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@TheLemsterPju Nothing, really. The first three are basically the show introducing the show's setting and characters and finding its footing. The fourth is the point where the show's pretty much gotten what it needs to go over out of the way and starts doing its own thing.
TheLemsterPju
said at 2:53 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@CatsTuxedo I had this sudden feeling of dread and hesitation after getting back from The Lego Movie.

One of the characters, Unikitty, reminded me of another reason I haven't been watching the show. I'm very very very put off on cartoons with high-pitched shouting characters with cutesy dialogue. I find that very annoying and I didn't like the Unikitty character too much.

Is there a lot of that in MLP? If so, I may not actually watch it.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:59 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@TheLemsterPju It's mostly from Pinkie Pie, but everyone else should be fine. It helps that the character focus is pretty well-handled overall.
TheLemsterPju
said at 3:04 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@CatsTuxedo Speaking of Pinkie Pie, how much focus does she generally get?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:14 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@TheLemsterPju Out of the 79 episodes that've aired so far, she plays a main/driving role in about 9, if that's what you're looking for.
TheLemsterPju
said at 3:20 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@CatsTuxedo I see. Well, I'll consider sitting through it when I have a lot of free time.

Thanks for letting me know.
immblueversion
said at 9:43 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@TheLemsterPju I've found Pinkie Pie to be generally more bearable in episodes where she's the central focus, though not always. While she's been all over the place in terms of likeability, she's never once made me want to stop watching the show. I guess it helps that she's a rounder character than most of a similar archetype. But that's relative.
BlankSlate
said at 8:42 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Happy Year of the Horse!
demon-rabbit94
said at 2:25 PM on Sat Jan 4 2014
I can't wait for Cheese Sandwich! I am so nervious-cited! I know its gonna be SO AWESOME! /)^ɛ^(
skeletonking1234
said at 10:12 AM on Mon Dec 30 2013
If they continue on to the whole bat thing with what happened at the end of the Bats episode, I will be very happy as long as they bring the flutterbat back.
SpongeBat1
said at 3:19 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
I think it's cool that the voices of Amy Rose, Knuckles, Vector, Inuyasha, King Vegeta, Pikachu, Squirtle, Scraggy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are in the Japanese dub.
Regomania
said at 2:38 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Here's something to wrap your head around, Figure this out.

Andrea Libman is 1 year older than Andrea Libman.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Regomania I get it ;)
Regomania
said at 12:24 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@CatsTuxedo Congrats, you get a virtual choc chip cookie and a hug! *Hugs*
Lil-The-VA
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@Regomania
LOL totally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9gb8sEnBvQ
Dogman15
said at 12:21 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
I love me some juicy updates. :)
TheLemsterPju
said at 10:15 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
For a while I thought about giving the show a watch for the first time, but now I don't think it's my kind of thing. Meh.
huyh
said at 12:32 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
an internet friend of mine convinced me to try this show out, i gave it more then my standard 2 episodes before judging (i gave it 5) and i'm probably in a minority in saying this but: this is my full review...meh
immblueversion
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@huyh Don't feel bad. Lots of diehard fans had the same reaction around that time.
huyh
said at 10:41 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
@immblueversion except i'm becoming incresingly more hostile towards the whole show

i'm becoming increasingly annoyed with the excess of people mentioning all things pony on things that have nothing to do with the show

it dosen't help that the show, in all reality, isn't that great
SpongeBat1
said at 12:03 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
@huyh Well, at least you watched it before judging.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 8:24 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
I wonder why nobody has talked about "Equestria Girls" yet.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Looks like we're going to be seeing quite a few big names for the Japanese dub :)
thomwim
said at 9:53 AM on Wed Apr 10 2013
@CatsTuxedo (imitating Big Mac) Eeyup.
immblueversion
said at 1:02 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
At last! Japanese VAs!
Autovolt
said at 8:09 AM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@immblueversion Finally it's being dubbed in Japan. I can't believe it's taken them that long. Hopefully they have a kickass japanese opening that knocks the socks off the American opening.
Dogman15
said at 3:13 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@Autovolt The Italian version edited existing clips to a new song. Do you think the Japanese version would make new music AND new animation?
Autovolt
said at 3:50 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@Dogman15 I sure hope so.
dal0525
said at 11:44 AM on Fri Mar 8 2013
@Autovolt Oh, it will. According to the ReadMeGirls site, the Japanese version will use "Mirai Start" by Suzuko Mimori (the voice of Pinkie) as its opening theme.
PreciousBunny12345
said at 8:27 AM on Mon Jan 21 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Young Applejack's voice is so cute!
Dogman15
said at 5:28 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
You're going to have to make some edits when we learn what the names of those Crystal Ponies are!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:39 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@Dogman15 My thoughts exactly ;)
SpongeBat1
said at 5:58 PM on Wed Oct 10 2012
Happy 2nd birthday, MLP!
Telme22
said at 10:42 AM on Fri Oct 5 2012
In line with what WizzyWaySpinz said, I wonder if other California VA's with dual citizenship could possibly make appearance. VA's like Maurice LaMarche, Jennifer Hale, Cree Summer, Rino Romano, David Kaye, etc.
WizzleWaySpinz
said at 10:09 AM on Wed Apr 4 2012
I wonder if this show will ever have more American voice actors. With people like Tara Strong and John de Lancie in this show, I wonder if Kevin Michael Richardson or GreyDelisle have a chance as well.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:34 PM on Wed Apr 4 2012
@WizzleWaySpinz I doubt that very much. Not sure how exactly Tara Strong got on board (and even then, Tabitha St. Germain has to perform as Twilight for her in pre-production while Tara records her lines in California), but John de Lancie was specifically brought on as a special guest star to voice a Q expy who plays a major role in the two-parter he appears in. If they ever bring a Californian/American VA again, it will most likely be a special guest star like de Lancie was.
Wind_Whistler
said at 10:13 AM on Sat May 5 2012
@CatsTuxedo Tara Strong did all the voice work for free in some kind of episode mock-up of the pilot used to help pitch the show, being a long-time friend of Lauren Faust and fan of the MLP franchise. After hearing her take on Twilight Lauren really couldn't imagine anyone else in that role...
DravenRoth994
said at 11:06 PM on Tue May 13 2014
Well Grey has worked on it in a sense in this video with her playing Derpy. It's fan made but this is probably the closest we'll ever get:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZfEki4zUcM.
WizzleWaySpinz
said at 5:42 PM on Sun Mar 25 2012
I just about know most of the casting for the characters. They should update on who played who more often.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Mar 29 2012
@WizzleWaySpinz Unless your deductions are backed up by a reliable source that isn't IMDb or Wikipedia or unless you can prove that you work on the show in one form or another and thus act as a reliable source yourself, we can't and won't update the page beyond what we have right now.
Chancellor Pdghd
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
It's such a comfort to hear Derpy's actual voice.
BossPanzer
said at 3:47 AM on Fri Feb 3 2012
There not much I can say. This show is so great and cute that anyone will become a brony week after watching first episode.
BlankSlate
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Feb 1 2012
It can get a bit on the cheesy side at times but otherwise it's a good, enjoyable, funny show.
XxDream
said at 9:46 PM on Wed Jan 25 2012
Why is this always in the top list?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:31 PM on Wed Jan 25 2012
@XxDream Probably because it's one of (if not the) most popular animated shows on TV right now.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:38 AM on Thu Jan 26 2012
@XxDream Possibly someone linking to it on another site.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:46 AM on Mon Feb 6 2012
@CatsTuxedo I wouldn't go that far, but it is the kind of show that would attract people to the page.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Nov 14 2011
I always wondered why Tara Strong (a Hollywood/Los Angeles) voice actress plays the lead, but the rest of the cast is Vancouver!
rainbow_harmony
said at 3:19 PM on Mon Nov 14 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 Well, it's not the first time this has happened. Take Sushi Pack, for example - the majority of the cast were based in Vancouver but again, Tara Strong was randomly cast amongst them. I know there are other shows where she and other Los Angeles VAs have played a main character while the rest of the cast were up north, but I'm struggling to name any more now!

I think since she has become such a "name" in the voice acting industry, people are clamouring to get her on their shows so she's kind of invited on much like a famous guest star (John DeLancie as Discord for instance) would be. After all, since auditions would have been held in Vancouver, she hardly got in that way, did she?!

Also, interesting to note, I've noticed that Strong usually gets a part in any show that Lauren Faust creates/works on. Not to suggest anything, of course, but the old saying "friends in high places" does spring to mind...
Ninjaman15
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Aug 19 2011
My one problem with this show when I first heard about it was this: bronies... And that's the one thing that would come out of my mouth when I saw this.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:16 PM on Mon Aug 22 2011
@Ninjaman15 I like the show itself, but I agree with you that the obsessive brony fandom is kind of annoying. Especially when you see pony avatars on every single forum. I mean, it's a good show and all, but I'd appreciate it if people could be more subtle about it. If only it was more like, "Hey, this isn't so bad after all. Give it a watch." instead of "OMG GUYS THIS PONY SHOW ROCKS! YOU NO LIKE PONIES? YOU DIE!"
Ninjaman15
said at 3:15 PM on Mon Aug 22 2011
@NCZ Well I didn't say I liked this at all, but from the looks of it and what people have said about it, FiM actually has character and humor that can finally qualify as "passable".

As for the fandom, it gets extremely aggravating when this kind of stuff exists... Take a look at how many fangirls appreciate Yaoi. That's disturbing and uncalled for! Usually I don't mind fans, but it depends on what kind... And me honestly, I hate the obsessive ones.

So maybe sometime soon, I'll be able to check out a few clips or episodes for myself to see if I can give responses or not.
Aquaman52
said at 7:14 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
@Ninjaman15 Speaking as a guy who's been a brony for about a year now, I'll be the first to admit the fandom at large can get annoying as hell at times. I own a couple t-shirts and I post MLP-related stuff on my Facebook page if it entertains me, but beyond that I make a practice of just being honest about my opinion of the show if it comes up in conversation, and refraining from shoving it in people's faces.

Since this seems like the appropriate place to give that kind of opinion, though, I will say that it is a very solidly made cartoon with a great sense of humor, some really impressive VAs (the main cast is always strong, and John De Lancie as Discord in the S2 premiere was spine-chilling at times), and animation that, like the rest of the show, you would think has absolutely no business being as high-quality as it is. Granted, it's done in Flash and there are natural limits to that which might turn a hardcore animation fanatic off, but with those aside, there's some really impressive artistic work in this show, especially in Season 2.

I can't honestly say it's the best show ever made, but it's definitely one of the best contemporary cartoons on the air right now, if only for the fact that it truly is accessible to everyone. It's not for everyone, and I certainly don't expect everyone I meet to get into it, but if you're on the fence about giving it a try...well, c'mon. The S2 premiere has John De Lancie in it. That's gotta be worth at least forty-five minutes of your time.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:14 PM on Mon Mar 28 2011
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This show is surprisingly good. The stories and characters are memorable, it has important lessons for kids, the designs are appealing, the voice actors are great, and it's actually quite funny.

Plus, the soundtrack is epic.


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