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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season 1

Tara Strong , Ashleigh Ball , Jayson Thiessen  |  G |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain
  • Directors: Jayson Thiessen
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
  • Run Time: 570 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0096W47NO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,253 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It’s all here! The complete first season of the hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic can now be seen in its entirety in this awesomely hilarious, cheerfully adorable four-disc set! Join Twilight Sparkle as she sets off on her assignment to learn the true meaning and value of friendship through her crazy, laughter-filled adventures with the other ponies of Ponyville; Apple Jack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity! Includes ALL 26 Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s first outrageous season!

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unprecedented next step of "Girly" cartoons. September 8, 2012
Format:DVD
Any child of the 80s or even the 90s, could tell you that My Little Pony was a cartoon show originally created to sell pony toys to little girls, much in the same way Transformers was a show created to sell toy robots to little boys. Typically you would not think much of either series, you'd look down you nose at them, and assume they were just shallow 22 minute toy commercials. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, defies all expectation. It provides surprisingly well developed characters, each of whom have flaws they have to deal with, and plots that teach genuine and worthwhile life lessons, that has been sorely lacking from most children's television since Hey Arnold ended. The best part is that never once does the show look down upon its intended audience of young girls, it assumes they are intelligent, and alert enough to digest and understand the more meaningful things going on, and the show is all the better off for it.

Now for its unintended of audience of young adults around the ages of 18 and above (my self included). The reason this show connects with so many older people (inaddition to the children), is again, because of the intelligently written and surprisingly deep characters. Each of the main 6 characters that the show centers around, are based on one, or a small number of archetypal character types. You have the dutiful, perfection seeking student, the tough hardworking farmer, the sometimes arrogant, but loyal athlete, the fame seeking fashion diva with a generous heart, the shy but infinitely kind, lover of nature, and the always hyper, fun loving party thrower. The broad range of characters, allows almost anyone to connect and empathize with the characters, as they can see them a bit of themselves in one or more of the characters.
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164 of 189 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This item is a must-buy for bronies. September 7, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It doesn't matter if you'd rather have Blu-ray. Good sales of this will lead to Blu-ray. It doesn't matter if you have access to Netflix streaming or iTunes or YouTube for the episodes. They don't have audio commentary. Find the money for this and support the official release!

Update (11/27/12): According to Seth's review of this DVD on Equestria Daily, the commentaries on this disc are amazing. I share his sentiment even now, and I can confirm my agreement with him after I receive the DVD.

Update (12/13/12): I received my DVD days ago, but I just wanted to confirm that this is a great 4-disc DVD set. The commentaries are especially interesting, although the only new voice credit information that we learned that wasn't already known was that Tabitha St. Germain voiced the stallion who screams in "The Best Night Ever" after Rainbow Dash knocks and catches him.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An actual product review of this set December 5, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I'm not going to waste time talking about the show. If you want to know what it's about, read any of the other 80+ reviews lavishing praise on the series, or, better yet, record a few episodes from the Hub on your DVR or Tivo. I'm going to discuss the stuff people reading these reviews actually care about: picture/sound quality, packaging, and extras.

Picture/Sound Quality = This set looks as good as any of the other MLP:FiM DVDs released by Shout! Factory. Really, this show can only look so good on DVD. The picture quality is great for a Flash-animated show on DVD, but it won't look great if you're used to the 1080p iTunes releases of the episodes.

Packaging = This set contains four DVDs in one case. Each disc is well-protected and easy to access. The art on the front and back of the case is pretty good. I'm less thrilled with the illustrations on the third and fourth discs (third disc has an illustration of Princess Cadance, a character not introduced until the Season Two finale! while the fourth disc has a questionably illustrated Princess Celestia). This is all nit-picking, though. Everything is bright and colorful. The case comes with a slip-cover illustrated the same as the case. The case itself is see-through, and the opposite side of the paper with the cover art displays a very pretty layout of various characters walking around Ponyville while also listing the various episodes in the set.

Extras = I counted six episodes with full commentary tracks (Friendship is Magic parts 1 and 2, Winter Wrap-Up, Suited for Success, The Show Stoppers, and The Best Night Ever). Commentators for these episodes include a couple of Hasbro execs, Jayson Thiessen, James Wootton, Nicole Oliver, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Daniel Ingram.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Putting aside the whole "brony" phenomenon, this show is still well worth the price, for a number of reasons:

- The characters: This is where the show really shines. The characters are all very well-rounded and surprisingly complex for a show aimed at this age group; it avoids lumping the characters into stereotypical roles. For example, in just about any other show, Rarity would be a stereotypical girly-girl, obsessed with boys, shopping, and hair. Here, she's certainly a fashionista, but she's also a competent businesswoman, something of an artist, and knows how to handle herself in dangerous situations. All the cast members have a similar level of development, which lends itself really well to the slice-of-life nature of the show.

- The character designs and animation are great. It's cute and endearing, but not to the tooth-rot degree of previous generations, and it's still good for the occasional action sequence. As a bonus it's very expressive and surprisingly detailed for a flash-based cartoon.

- Ditto for the music; it doesn't necessarily stick out, but it definitely enhances the show as a whole.

- Good writing: On the whole, the show avoids most of the pitfalls of kid shows by using lots of character-based humor and self-awareness that can appeal to viewers of any age and rarely feels patronizing towards the adult audience. You don't need to be a kid to find it funny. At the same time, the plots are generally executed well enough that they don't feel like rehashes of common plotlines, and even when the plots are quite simple they're still entertaining due to the charm that the characters bring to everything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 6 days ago by Josiah Geren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't wait to purchase the rest of the seasons!
Published 8 days ago by Tara V.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
Fast Shipping, Item Just Like The Picture :)
Published 9 days ago by Maria Isabel
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST SHOW I'VE SEEN IN YEARS
You wont regret getting into this show!
It is so much more wholesome than shows nowadays...(regular show, adventure time) Its Fun ,and the Character's individual... Read more
Published 20 days ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
pony fans here, enough said!
Published 1 month ago by Anton A. Mett
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great show
I LOVE MLP:FiM. It's an amazing TV show. I LOVE the ponies! They are super cute (Fluttershy is my favorite!) The voice actors do a great job as well. Read more
Published 1 month ago
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This order wasn't for me, but a birthday gift. He really enjoyed it and it worked perfectly fine.
Published 1 month ago by Martha Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product and Price!
My 4 year old is really into MLP right now, so I am glad that I was able to purchase season one through Amazon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RachelG
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge it before you watch it!
Clear cut perfection!
I originally started watching this series after different forums started making reference to them, and after a couple episodes I was hooked! Read more
Published 1 month ago by R. Wojciechowski
4.0 out of 5 stars BLU-RAY PLEASE!!!!
Very cool, but the episodes just do not have the visual impact in SD that they have in HD. I had been waiting to a BLU-RAY release would show up. Read more
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whos ready for ponies!?!?!?
my body is so ready
Sep 7, 2012 by Ingwaz |  See all 19 posts
only DVD?
To put it plainly this set is a gamble for Hasbro. If they expect to sell 10,000 copies and only sell 2,500 then they have 7,500 more copies to recoup costs. If they sell 25,000 copies then there is more than enough to possibly rerelease the set onto Blu-Ray. It takes some investment to get... Read More
Sep 13, 2012 by Ser |  See all 18 posts
Captions/subtitles?
Would love to know as well since I'm hard of hearing... It's so annoying that they don't specify this all the time :( Please, anyone who can help?
Sep 11, 2013 by W. Van den Bosch |  See all 2 posts
Will there be a region 2 release on amazon.co.uk?
I agree I want a uk version and know lots of people who do please release a uk version
Apr 17, 2013 by Kimberly Herbert |  See all 3 posts
Disc 3
Speaking of Derpy, did you manage to check the episode the Last Roundup yet? My boxset's still coming in the mail, but I'm so anxious to know. xD

As for your question about the discs, that does seem odd. One would think they'd do Zecora or the Cutie Mark Crusaders instead. But I don't mind, I... Read More
Dec 4, 2012 by Oasis |  See all 6 posts
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