Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lesson 10: My Little Pony G3's Animated Features

Previous Lesson: Lesson 9: My Little Pony G3, toy line.

My Little Pony G3 is a series of Direct-to-DVD movies, specials, and shorts released throughout the turn of the millenium. There were eleven of them in all.

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Complete List: (starting with 8, the episode focused on the Core Seven)

  1. A Charming Birthday (2003)
  2. Dancing in the Clouds (2004)
  3. Friends Are Never Far Away (2005)
  4. My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (October 25, 2005)
  5. My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (February 7, 2006)
  6. My Little Pony Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow (September 12, 2006)
  7. My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place (February 6, 2007)
  8. My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Special Day (2008)
  9. My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies (2008)
  10. My Little Pony: Starsong and the Magic Dance Shoes (2008)
  11. My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash's Special Day (2009)

Somewhat akin to My Little Pony Tales, these stories tended to be about friendship and baking cakes. In general, My Little Pony G3 is the third most popular of all the incarnations of My Little Pony on its target demographic of girls, at least in terms of the cartoons adapted from them. G3.5 suffered a bit of a backlash due to the designs, but both series have their fans.

The series featured Spike, as did the toy line.

In all, there's really not much to say about this series. In every episode, the ponies would dance and skip their way through their plotless and antagonist-less world, baking cakes, readying surprise birthday parties for the wrong pony, and so forth. The animation was decent, and was on-model, to a fault. However, to older fans who're looking for some kind of conflict or adventure, prepare to be bored out of your mind.

However, the worse was yet to come, which I'll get to soon enough, but for now...

Next Lesson: My Little Pony G3.5, the toy line


  1. The series featured Spike, as did the toy line.

    I don't think there ever was a gen3 spike toy released, right? He only featured in the cartoon.