Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection on DVD 1/21/14 from Shout! Factory Kids in Collaboration with Hasbro Studios (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


(IN STORES JANUARY 21, 2014!) 

"Four beloved My Little Pony films are returning to DVD January 21 in the U.S. and Canada when the My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection is released by Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The 2-disc set contains the films Princess Promenade, Runaway Rainbow, Dancing In The Clouds, and Friends Are Never Far Away.

In the highly popular Princess Promenade, Wysteria is beaming with pride! Her gardens are in bloom, her little Breezie friends are in town, and it’s time for Ponyville’s fanciest spring parade, the ultimate celebration of flowers! But things don’t go according to plan when Wysteria accidentally awakens Spike the Dragon, a sleepy, silly, 1,000-year-old dragon! For you see, legend holds that when a dragon is awakened, a new princess is about to be crowned! But who is the Princess of Ponyville? 

If it’s all about rainbows it must be about Rainbow Dash. And it is. In Runaway Rainbow, Rainbow Dash loves the time of year when Ponyville and Breezie Blossom are all about celebrating rainbows. Meanwhile, in a new magical place called Unicornia, Rarity is being taught how to be a Unicorn Princess and the importance of making the first rainbow of the season. But Rarity embarks on an incredible ride that includes a magic wand, falling through the clouds right into the middle of Breezie Blossom, a visit to Ponyville, meeting Spike the Dragon, and a huge adventure as she tries to get back to Unicornia. She soon realizes that getting home in time to create the first rainbow of the season is not an easy thing to do - but it is fun!

In Dancing In The Clouds, the Friendship Ball is coming up, and Twinkle Twirl needs to come up with a special dance. A roller coaster ride with friends makes her feel like she’s “dancing in the clouds,” so Sky Wishes helps her make an extra special wish to come up with a dance to make everyone feel that way.

In Friends Are Never Far Away, good friends Sky Wishes and Starcatcher the Pegasus want all of their friends in Ponyville and Butterfly Island to meet. Pegasus ponies are very shy however, so the two plan a special party with music, games and a Pegasus-favorite, ice cream. The party planning doesn’t go so smoothly, but it’s quite an adventure! 

The My Little Pony brand has been beloved for three decades, and is now more popular than ever. My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection features 180 minutes of classic My Little Pony fun!"

Also available on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids:
My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – A Pony For Every Season
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Princess Twilight Sparkle
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Royal Pony Wedding
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season Two
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season One
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – The Friendship Express

My Thoughts:

If you follow my blog, then you have probably read a handful of reviews that center around the My Little Pony series, and how Savannah just LOVES her ponies.  From apps to book to plush toys and even DVDs, you can't walk into a room or sit in our cars, without seeing ponies everywhere.  Not only is Savannah a fan of the new animated series that airs on the Hub TV Network, but she also loves the old My Little Pony movies, which I grew up watching.  :-)
I can't lie...I think I was more excited to get my hands on this upcoming 2-DVD set, which includes 4 full-length My Little Pony movies from back in the day.  If you loved these movies as a child, you will definitely want to pick up this upcoming DVD set and take a walk down memory lane.  I loved being able to sit with my girls, and a couch full of ponies, as we watched each of the movies these past few weeks.  And, with the recent cold temperatures and snowfall, we had an excuse to hit replay a few times. :-)

Don't worry as I will not bore you with a review of each of the four movies.  I was tempted to record Savannah giving her review of this DVD set, but every time I asked her about it, she would get overly excited and want to show off her ponies, or ask to watch this DVD set again. :-)  I will say that we had a blast watching all four movies, and enjoyed them all.  I was surprised to find myself remembering the movies, which I hadn't seen in 20+ years, as I watched my girls getting into them -- just like I used too!

This is one My Little Pony DVD set worth picking up, if you are a collector of this classic series, or are looking for a fun mother-daughter movie night. :-)

About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations.  On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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