It is a widely known fact that the latest incarnation of the cult classic brand “My Little Pony” has been a success. And to be fair that might even be an understatement for a series that has gone above and beyond expectations. Despite having a somewhat rock-y start back in 2010, “Friendship is Magic” has more than proven itself and grown in size in terms of following. There are conventions alone soul dedicated to My Little Pony- a major milestone for any series.
After all, it is hard to walk into any major retailer and not come across something that has the likeness of the mane six and company adorning it.
As of now the popular series has taken a mid-season hiatus with over a hundred episodes under their belt and thirteen more for this season plus upcoming season six. Add in all the different toys, back-to-school items, clothing- and the list basically goes on and on from here. Yeah, that is a lot of ponies never mind countless adventures in-store.
Even though there are the on-going releases of anything pony you could want and the first half of season five headed to Netflix at the end of this month, it can still be a withdrawing time for fans of all ages. A dry spell if you might.
Good thing fans can look forward to the next leg of Equestria Girl’s film series; Friendship Games, slated for a television airing in late September and a home media release in the form of Blu-ray, Digital and DVD on the thirteenth of October. Unlike the previous two titles in this series, Friendship Games currently has no news in regards to a possible select theater release.
As of now fans have only gotten two short trailers released, some teasing from Toy Fair at the start of this year, as well as summary from Shout Factor, the disk distributor. Speaking of the movie is already up on Amazon and the follow is provided as an over-view.
“The Competition’s On!
Canterlot High meet its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition- the Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestira magic- the world’s Twilight Sparkle. “
From the looks of things at the moment, there might not be an appearance of the Equestrian alicorn Princess Twilight as her human counterpart seems to have the floor. But it is interesting to note just how far a cry human-Twilight is to the one we know extremely well. It could be a good argument that this Twilight is a mere shell of her count- part as so far she is being depicted as someone from the outside looking in rather than someone who is a princess of friendship. And like per-series Twilight, it appears the human incarnation has a much higher importance of her studies and science- including trying to find the secrets of Canterlot High.
Good thing Sunset Shimmer and the rest of the humane five are around.
Even though the somewhat long awaited entrance of human world Twilight was both anticipated and expected make this new film all the more exciting. The main plot of a game set between Canterlot High and that of Crystal Prep opens up a lot more doors from a narrative aspect.
Join the conversation: Are you ready for the Friendship Games? Will you be tuning in for the television primer, or waiting it out until the official release?