Six of the starring ponies are featured in six episodes of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” with the latest compilation DVD release A Pony For Every Season. While not as cool as the season sets (I’m still waiting for Season Two to arrive) having this as an introductory package for new viewers is a solid way for Shout Kids to keep visibility of the brand up while waiting for season three to get to home video and the 4th season to be broadcast.
I may know a bit too much about the series that might be considered healthy for a 46 year old man, but that’s because my 8 year old daughter really likes the show and I don’t mind because it’s less of a marketing tool and much more of a positive offering for the target demographic. I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” is a rare show that doesn’t condescend or dumb down its content for the audience, nor does it exist solely to serve as a tool to drive product, which Hasbro has done in the past. No, this program is a very positive offering where the individuals have their own personalities and problems.
The episodes here range from all three seasons, so some newer viewers may be confused as to some of the ongoing sub-plots, but nothing will really detract from the overall enjoyment and understanding of what is going on. Here is a list of the episodes and the pony that is meant to be the focus:
“Wonderful Academy” (Rainbow Dash)
“Look Before You Sleep” (Rarity)
“Apple Family Reunion” (Applejack)
“Keep Calm And Flutter On” (Fluttershy)
“Winter Wrap Up” (Twilight Sparkle)
“Too Many Pinkie Pies” (Pinkie Pie)
The show is so good my 10 and 6 year old sons enjoy watching new episodes as they are broadcast. My kids enjoyed watching this DVD, and if you have young ones that you think might be interested in the series, I’d recommend giving this DVD a try. If you have to go with random episodes, this is a good way to do it.