My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Voice Director: Terry Klassen

US Premiere: Oct 10, 2010
US Conclusion: Ongoing
US Home Media: Feb 28, 2012
Japan Premiere: Apr 02, 2013
Japan Conclusion: 2014

Seasons: 6+
Episodes: 143+

Animation Studio: DHX Media

Popularity: 2nd All Time, 5th This Week

Franchise: My Little Pony
Characters on BTVA: 492
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Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Jul 30 2016
Huh, Patton Oswalt voicing a character in the show is definitely one of the coolest surprises that came out of this show!
said at 9:24 PM on Wed May 18 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I like this show, it has nice animation, fun songs, cute messages, and lovable characters.
said at 3:04 AM on Wed May 11 2016
People I'd like to see in FiM:

Kirby Morrow
Sarah Edmondson
Ty Olsson
Carly McKillip (I know she's focusing on her music now, but hey- wishful thinking)
Maggie Blue O'Hara (she apparently moved back to Canada recently, so who knows?)
Adrian Petriw
... and a lot of other actors whose names are not coming to me at the moment.
said at 3:22 PM on Wed May 11 2016
@mweloo Brad Swaile?
said at 5:20 PM on Wed May 11 2016
@mweloo Paul Dobson, Alessandro Juliani, Brian Dobson, Don Brown, Stevie Vallance, Andrew Kavadas, and Alec Willows.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 5:26 PM on Sat May 28 2016
@mweloo I'd like to hear Shirley Millner in the show.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:41 AM on Sat Apr 16 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Man, this season's been on a roll with bringing in new VA faces. I like ;)
Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:24 PM on Sat Apr 16 2016
@CatsTuxedo Me too!
said at 11:32 AM on Mon Apr 18 2016
@CatsTuxedo I kinda wish they'd bring back some Ocean Group veterans, like Lisa Ann Beley or Colleen Wheeler to voice some characters.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:41 AM on Mon Apr 18 2016
@Bauglir100 As cool as that'd be, being presented with players generally new to the VA scene and getting a good first impression from them is plenty rewarding.
said at 12:48 PM on Mon Apr 18 2016
@CatsTuxedo Of course. I'm just saying, though, that it'd be just as nice for the Ocean Group to let their older hands in on the fun.
said at 7:01 AM on Fri Jun 3 2016
@Bauglir100 I have to agree, they've been getting the shaft as of late.

I'm hoping the show ends up getting every currently active VA in Vancouver by the series end run.

So far we got most of the heavy hitters but it'd be nice if we can at least fill in the missing pieces.

I still would love to hear Paul Dobson, Brian Dobson, Kirby Morrow, Michael Adamthwaite, Ty Olsson, Jaynse Jaud, Jocelyne Loewen, Brenna O'Brien and Kira Tozer on the show sometime sooner or later. Dean Redman and Alex Zahara if possible too.

With that said, CatsTuxedo is right about the new faces...err voices. I really do like that we have been getting so many newcomers this past season, I really want to know where Terry Klassen is finding these solid new talents?
said at 8:29 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
 1 Shout Out!
As big a fan I am, I've spent some time working out the best way to explain the show's massive popularity to those who can't fathom how it managed to get so far. I think I've finally figured it out: it's all a sense of expectation.

When the show first aired, the general level of expectation was very low. Of course, you can't rule out fans of earlier My Little Pony generations or fans of Lauren Faust's work, but the huge "girl show" stigma surrounding the MLP name (in fact, the word "pony" in general) really made people wary. Don't forget, the earliest criticisms of the show lured out the trolls of 4chan, promising a terrible new show for them to sink their teeth into and mercilessly rip to shreds.

What happened next was nothing short of a miracle: their expectations, which were lower than the deepest pits of Tartarus, were blown away. They couldn't get enough of how funny and charming everything was. And keep in mind that the people behind the show's first season were REALLY playing things safe early on; they wanted to entertain young girls and their families, but they didn't want to drive audiences away with things that were too sad, scary, or crazy. When word got out on how well older people were reacting to it, they really started pushing their boundaries for what they could get away with, while still minding the accesability for young girls (who remain the target audience; don't pretend they aren't relevant).

What we have today is a show with episodes that even took me--a fan for nearly four years now--by surprise. Season 5 has stories and subject matters that honestly floored me with how mature and, dare I say, dark they were. As far as I can tell, this show continues to surpass expectations and has lived up to the praise it's gained. It's funny, really; thanks to its popularity, the people today who've seen the show's first episodes and don't see the appeal actually expected more out of it than the first fans were ever prepared to.
said at 7:01 AM on Fri Jun 3 2016
@immblueversion I think the only reason I ever really continued watching the show was because....Hey it's surprisingly not bad, it's watchable.

I know it's probably the weirdest reason to stick with the show even after all the hype died down years ago, but it really does say a lot I think about the previous instalments more and how a little effort goes a long way.

I've never considered myself a brony or anything like that, but I like to thank this show for re-kindling my interest in Vancouver VA's once they started getting less and less work, now the pendulum is swinging the other way with them slowly getting new and greater projects to work on.
said at 5:13 AM on Mon Mar 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I want Kirby Morrow to have a part in this show. So. Badly.

I mean, they already got Sam Vincent on board...
said at 6:03 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
@nikipotamus If their is any chance they can get him on board it to voice any one it would be as Sunburst (Starlight Glimmer's childhood friend).

The reason should be obvious.

well either way in a few weeks we'll wait and see....
said at 7:17 PM on Sun Mar 6 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Well folks Season 6 is coming out this month. So it looks like the hype train is now accepting passengers.
said at 6:03 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
@Anisykes I'm just glad the wait between seasons this time wasn't almost an entire year.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 2:16 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
 1 Shout Out!
I'm definitely looking forward to Season 6 and beyond (that is *if* the show gets more than 6 seasons)!
said at 4:26 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@Jacob M. Keene season 6 is confirmed.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:29 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@9king I think you misunderstood me, I said that I'm looking forward to season 6 so I knew that, but I also said "and beyond (that is *if* the show gets more than 6 seasons)," meaning I'm hoping for confirmations of 7 or more seasons.
said at 4:43 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I still can't believe on the 5 years anniversary to the day the show first premiered.

It Actually Happened. Feels Good Man.
said at 11:19 PM on Sat Oct 17 2015
What if Carly McKillip shows up? I doubt she's voicing these days judging by her last voice work date
said at 4:41 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
@HienFan It'd be hilarious if they cast her as Princess Skyla. XD

but yeah I wouldn't mind seeing Carly in another show. I'm all for just about any VA in Vancouver to get a gig on the show.
said at 5:59 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
@Autovolt I was watching Cardcaptors a couple of days and she got into my mind
said at 6:13 AM on Tue Sep 29 2015
I heard the JP dub was a Saban/4Kids style dub, so it's a pass. Having said that, a lot of the VAs here they used were top tier to say the least. Le sigh.
said at 5:49 AM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@AntiSabat666 Too good for a show like this. I'm glad MLP bombed in Japan.
said at 9:03 AM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@AntiSabat666 You REALLY hate this show, do you?
said at 9:08 AM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@Troodon2 To me, liking this show is comparable to liking the Teletubbies or something. I mean, you CAN, but WHY would you want to? It's odd that adults like this show. I mean, there's nothing smart about this show, it isn't even decently animated and the voice acting is mostly Canadian. When I mean "Canadian" I mean, it follows two extremes. Very good or very bad. Very good voice acting from Canada are the examples of Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Death Note, Char's Counterattack, Black Lagoon. Very bad examples include Gundam 00, Gundam Wing (a few chars are good), Escaflowne and this. The voice acting is so ear gratingly piss poor. Not even Tara Strong can save it. Oh well. Opinions, opinions.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:45 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@AntiSabat666 I want to (and do) like this show because the characters and voice-acting are funny and likable and the art and animation is cute, well-constructed, varied and expressive (especially in the recent seasons), which enhances the show's humor better than some Korean assembly line could've done.

Just because a show isn't pretentiously "smart" doesn't mean adults shouldn't like it. The one objective goal of cartoons such as this is to entertain/make people laugh, and as someone who likes cartoons, this show does a good job in making me feel good, and that's what counts.
said at 4:35 AM on Sun Oct 11 2015
@CatsTuxedo MLP is objectively bad. I don't know how anyone could deny this. Yes, the writing is bad, with pony puns and language obviously intended for little GIRLS and only girls. Like I said, you wouldn't watch Teletubbies, or Barney and expect to enjoy it, yet MLP's just as bad as Barney in every way. The animation is cheap. All flash animation without exception is cheap. It's flash! How could it be good? It's not. 2D animation or 3D animation would be much better.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:32 PM on Sun Oct 11 2015
@AntiSabat666 The show has hundreds of thousands of fans who enjoy it unironically for a myriad of reasons such as the characters, the visuals, the acting or the setting. That alone should fly in the face of your theory of the show's "objective badness".

The fact that the show's target audience is young girls is fine and shouldn't affect anyone else's enjoyment in any way as long as the show's funny enough, but your citing of a female audience as a negative factor certainly says more about you than anyone else. As for the minor point of the puns, that's more for setting enhancement than anything, so I won't bother forcing anyone to enjoy that aspect.

In terms of the animation, how cheap it is or what medium it's in doesn't inherently make it good or bad (in spite of my personal vendetta against CGI). What makes animation objectively good is how well it makes use of certain principles and techniques, such as functional construction, readable and distinctive silhouettes, line-of-action, squash-and-stretch, etc. Seeing how the show has also done pretty well with funny character-acting and varied, specific expressions, I fail to see how the animation couldn't be considered good to a certain degree.
said at 10:50 AM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@AntiSabat666 "The animation is cheap. All flash animation without exception is cheap"

And anime animation is less cheap, how?
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Troodon2 The vast majority of TV anime have problematic animation. I will not deny this. Having said that, they are at least drawn by hand unlike FiM, meaning that a semblance of effort has been put in.
said at 3:26 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@AntiSabat666 Same could be said for some movie anime as well. (Excluding Studio Ghibli)
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Troodon2 Even Ghibli will animate on threes if nothing important in the scene's going on. Japanese animators don't have the time, money or energy to devote to anything but the juiciest parts of the acting or action.

@AntiSabat666 The show features a number of acting bits and expressions that the animation program's rigs aren't normally accustomed to, so the human animators have to work around that to make those parts function and look fun. Having that said, it doesn't make sense to say that there's no effort whatsoever being put into this.
said at 9:10 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@CatsTuxedo I was defending Ghibli actually.
said at 4:26 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@AntiSabat666 well, it has a really good storyline. It's my favorite currently-airing show, so I think you're wrong.
Lord Vok
said at 1:22 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I waited so damn long for Peter Kelamis to show up! He was so wasted!
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:50 PM on Mon Nov 16 2015
@Lord Vok Okay, so you thought he was "wasted" in "Canterlot Boutiue," but what about the most recent episode this week "The Hooffields and the McColts" when he voiced Big Daddy McColt and the "Bearded Hooffield?"
Lord Vok
said at 9:25 PM on Mon Nov 16 2015
@Jacob M. Keene Oh he was very much wasted in "Canterlot Boutique". I have yet to see the "The Hooffields and the McColts" so we shall see.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:18 AM on Tue Nov 17 2015
@Lord Vok I'd definitely like to know what you do think when you see it.
said at 6:29 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Quite the cast this show has amassed over it's 4 1/2 seasons so far, hopeful these guys will have a role in the future as well:
Lenore Zann
Maurice LaMarche
Erin Fitzgerald
Lucas Gilbertson
Cree Summer
Kirby Morrow
Katie Griffin
David Sobolov
Jennifer Hale
and Peter Cullen
said at 6:55 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
@Wademan94 I hope this show's 5th season gets Paul Dobson, Jim Byrnes, Brian Dobson, French Tickner, Brent Miller, Colin Murdock, David Kaye, Doug Parker, Alec Willows, Michael Adamthwaite, Christopher Gaze, Stevie Vallance, and Don Brown.
said at 7:12 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
@tmnisaac Yeah, amazing how this show's cast has become, as CatsTuxedo put it "a running catalog of Vancouver's voice talent", yet it still has quite a ways to go before it's fully filled out
said at 7:22 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
@Wademan94 That's the reason why i like this show because of so many go
said at 7:24 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
@tmnisaac od voice actors from Vancouver with the exceptions of Tara Strong, Weird Al and John De Lancie.
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
@tmnisaac **from the US.**
said at 1:55 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@Wademan94 I also like to see Brad Swaile in there as well
said at 5:01 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@tmnisaac Tara was born in Toronto, so she's technically not an exception despite her major lines of work in the U.S.
said at 5:14 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@immblueversion Oh yeah, i thought she was from the US because when i was a kid, her roles i remembered hearing her was Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls and Melody from The Little Mermaid 2.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:42 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@immblueversion Regardless, the majority of Strong's career has been based in L.A., and her occasional ventures in Vancouver/Toronto-based media are too few and far between to change the fact that her appearances in works from her own native country are considerably unusual.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:24 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
More importantly, she's still an exception as Toronto and Vancouver are on opposite ends of the country.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 2:15 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
@Wademan94 I think it would be interesting to hear Maurice LaMarche in the show after hearing his voice as the King Pony Head in "Star vs. The Forces of Evil."
said at 7:03 PM on Mon Aug 22 2016

you got Murdock at least right
said at 7:38 PM on Mon Aug 22 2016

And that checks off Colin Murdock on my list, plus they also got Kyle Rideout from Littlest Pet Shop to play a role as a redeemed Changeling. Still waiting for Paul Dobson to get a role for Season 6.
said at 10:51 AM on Sat Jun 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
That hundredth episode though!
said at 7:54 AM on Sun Jun 14 2015
@VctrBnsn That was awesome.

I don't care how fanwanky it was, I feel that the fans truly deserved this episode, I mean without them. I don't think they would have came so far and end up having a fifth season and a hundredth episode.

also Lyra and Bon Bon's "friendship" is so hilarious blatant and obvious that it's more than that. Well it's still better than Sailor Uranus and Neptune being cousins in the original dub of Sailor Moon.
said at 10:27 PM on Sun May 31 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Haven't watched much of this show, but it's... interesting to see what it became! XD That documentary with Ashleigh Ball was really interesting. Really glad to see it give the Vancouver voice actors some needed attention. I really enjoy their anime dubs (especially Ranma 1/2, Death Note, and Black Lagoon), and it's a shame they pretty much stopped getting work. They're a talented bunch, and it looks like they've pretty much all been in this show! All they're missing is Brad Swaile, Kira Tozer, Janyse Jaud, Venus Terzo, and Lalainia Lindbjerg.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:53 PM on Mon Jun 1 2015
@PurpleWarrior13 I think aside from Ed Edd n Eddy and maybe Beast Wars, those anime dubs were the biggest things the Vancouver players had done until MLP came along, and even then those were more for a niche audience. Either way, it's great to see them finally hit the big time with this one, and in such a phenomenal fashion :)
said at 7:54 AM on Sun Jun 14 2015
@PurpleWarrior13 MLP still has yet to get Paul Dobson, Brian Dobson, Kirby Morrow, Michael Adamwaite, Colin Murdoch, Kyle Rideout, Dean Redman, Jillian Michaels and Brenna O'Brien.
said at 3:39 PM on Thu Jun 25 2015
@Autovolt Brian Dobson and Colin Murdoch and Kyle Rideout are on Littlest Pet Shop, so they're close.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:06 PM on Thu Jun 25 2015
@Dogman15 You probably got Brian Dobson mixed up with Brian Drummond, cause Brian Dobson hasn't been on LPS yet.
said at 8:42 AM on Sun May 31 2015
 1 Shout Out!
The Hundredth Episode is going to be nothing short of legendary.

It's going to be all the fanwank we could have ever ask for.
said at 10:57 PM on Wed May 27 2015
I feel like if Hasbro didn't make the crappy merch and terrible ads, this show would be more accepted by the mainstream.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:13 AM on Fri May 29 2015
@myopinion1 Twenty-plus conventions worth of acceptance is plenty, regardless of the show's place in the mainstream eye.

And besides, a good part of the fanbase is capable of making better merch themselves ;)
said at 8:10 PM on Sun May 31 2015
@CatsTuxedo I'm finding this out. Just recently started following this show.
said at 12:54 PM on Wed May 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
100th episode on June 13! The wait is killing me already!
said at 12:00 PM on Wed Apr 8 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Hooray for Season 5! I have a feeling this will be the best season yet!
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.
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.
said at 10:06 AM on Mon Apr 6 2015
 1 Shout Out!
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 ;)
said at 6:55 AM on Sun Feb 15 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Feb 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
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.
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 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 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.
said at 10:56 PM on Wed May 27 2015
@CartoonFreak666 He's apologized, remade and changed his style past the Casey Alexander insults. I'm actually a subscriber now. I agree with you he was too harsh but he's fair now IMO.
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?
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Oct 30 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
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!
said at 7:59 AM on Sun Oct 26 2014
 1 Shout Out!
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.
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.
said at 12:10 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
No dude, I totally agree with you.

I understood what you meant.
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:
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...
said at 4:00 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@CatsTuxedo Hooray Rolf and Barbie are ariving
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!
said at 11:18 PM on Sun May 25 2014
 7 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.
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.
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.
said at 9:05 AM on Wed May 14 2014
 5 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.
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.
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:
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
 3 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 ;)
said at 8:18 PM on Thu May 1 2014
@CatsTuxedo or Mark Acheson I would LOVE to see him, that or Kirby Morrow,
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
said at 7:56 AM on Fri May 30 2014
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
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.
said at 12:47 PM on Fri May 30 2014
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.
said at 3:10 AM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@rosebr10 You're brimming full.
said at 11:46 AM on Sun Feb 23 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
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 ;-)
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
 1 Shout Out!
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
said at 8:42 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Happy Year of the Horse!
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^(
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.
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.
said at 2:38 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 1 Shout Out!
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 ;)
said at 12:24 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@CatsTuxedo Congrats, you get a virtual choc chip cookie and a hug! *Hugs*
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
LOL totally
said at 12:21 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
I love me some juicy updates. :)
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.
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
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.
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
said at 12:03 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
@huyh Well, at least you watched it before judging.
said at 8:24 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
I wonder why nobody has talked about "Equestria Girls" yet.
said at 10:37 PM on Sun Dec 27 2015
@SmartyBoyboy becasue this page is about FiM?...
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Looks like we're going to be seeing quite a few big names for the Japanese dub :)
said at 9:53 AM on Wed Apr 10 2013
@CatsTuxedo (imitating Big Mac) Eeyup.
said at 1:02 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
At last! Japanese VAs!
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.
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?
said at 3:50 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@Dogman15 I sure hope so.
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.
said at 8:27 AM on Mon Jan 21 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Young Applejack's voice is so cute!
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 ;)
said at 5:58 PM on Wed Oct 10 2012
Happy 2nd birthday, MLP!
said at 10:42 AM on Fri Oct 5 2012
 1 Shout Out!
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.
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.
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...
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Nov 14 2011
 1 Shout Out!
I always wondered why Tara Strong (a Hollywood/Los Angeles) voice actress plays the lead, but the rest of the cast is Vancouver!
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...
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Aug 19 2011
 1 Shout Out!
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!"
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.
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
 4 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 4:27 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@NCZ yeaaa it issss
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:40 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@9king Hahahaha wow this is an old comment from the early days of the series that in no way reflects my current opinion and that's all I'm going to say on that matter
said at 10:39 PM on Sun Dec 27 2015
@NCZ so what's your current opinion on the show?
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