Thursday, February 19, 2015

Arriving Next Week on DVD -- MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES OF THE CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS (Review)

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



This past weekend the girls and I watched My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Adventures of The Cutie Mark Crusaders, which arrives on DVD in the US and Canada next week on Feb. 24th.  In addition, I also download a fun new cutie Pox Storybook app from Playdate Digital, which brings the story of the cutie mark and this upcoming release to life.

My girls are fans of MLP, but always questioned the different cutie marks each of their favorite ponies had.  Savannah wondered where they go them, why and how they were chosen.  I have been a fan of MLP since I was a child, but I have to admit that I didn't know how the ponies got their cutie marks.  So, this upcoming release was great for everyone, as we learned all about the Cutie Marks.  Did you know that they are a coming of age mark for the ponies?  And, that they receive their mark after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves?

This new DVD includes the following five full-length episodes, all of which revolve around the ponies and their cutie marks...

1) The Cutie Mark Chronicles
2) The Cutie Pox
3) Flight to the Finish
3) Pinkie Pride
5) Twilight Time

In addition to the above five episodes, you will also find that this DVD includes a fun sing along and downloadable wallpapers in the bonus features section.  We had so much fun learning about the cutie mark and watching Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom become friends and find their unique cutie marks.

You will find 110 minutes worth of MLP fun and adventure.  We have only had this DVD for a short time, but have already watched it a handful of times, with more viewing soon. :-)  And, with Easter fast approaching, this would make a great Easter basket addition for MLP pony fans. To learn more about this and other wonderful MLP DVDs available from Shout! Factory visit https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids

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More about this upcoming release:

"Everypony is unique! If you lived in Equestria, what would your CUTIE MARK be? The Cutie Mark Crusaders can help you find out! My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders is coming to DVD on February 24, 2015 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.  Offered as a bonus feature is a fun new sing-along and coloring sheets!

In EQUESTRIA, obtaining a CUTIE MARK is an important coming-of-age moment for a young Pony. After all, Ponies acquire their CUTIE MARKS only after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves, setting them apart from all other Ponies. So when Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom meet, they instantly become friends and make it their mission to find their CUTIE MARKS! They are The Cutie Mark Crusaders!

My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusader episodes include The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Cutie Pox, Flight To The Finish, Pinkie Pride, and Twilight Time.

For even more Pony fun, PlayDate Digital has announced the new Cutie Pox Storybook App. When Apple Bloom becomes impatient waiting for her cutie mark, she decides to take things into her own hooves! In this interactive story book, follow Apple Bloom and the fillies as they learn that taking the easy path toward your goals isn’t always the best way. Enter the world of Equestria in this storybook adventure full of excitement, humor and friendship!  The release of "Cutie Mark Crusaders" marks the first of a series of planned collaborations between PlayDate Digital and Shout! Factory to cross-promote My Little Pony Friendship is Magic stories and media.  In this collaboration, products contain promotional material highlighting a variety of products. In addition, Shout Factory and PlayDate will host contests and offer value-added bonus material."

Bonus Features:
Sing-Along
Coloring Sheets
…and More!

About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, film, commercial productions and short-form content. 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 Discovery Family Channel and on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received nine Daytime Emmy wins. 

On the film side, the studio has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro's brands.  In addition to partnering with leading studios, the Company intends to make movies based on new and existing Hasbro brands for audiences globally through the Allspark Pictures film label.  Films in development or planned for release, include OUIJA (Universal), CANDY LAND (Sony), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount), JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Universal & Allspark Pictures), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox) and an animated featured based on MY LITTLE PONY (Allspark Pictures). 

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 screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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