My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Friendship Express
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She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an incomplete in friendship. Theres more to life than learning magic, after all: so Princess Celestia sends her pupil to Ponyville, where she meets five special ponies who take her on exciting adventures and teach her the most powerful magic of all . . . the magic of friendship!
Friendship Is Magic, Part 1 (Mare In The Moon)
Friendship Is Magic, Part 2 (Elements Of Harmony)
Over A Barrel
Hearths Warming Eve
The Last Roundup
Parents of little girls, youve got your next birthday present. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Friendship Express will be as addictive as Pixy Stix for the pony-lover in your life. --Today.com. March 2012
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Several episodes of FIM are on this dvd. Personally I enjoy that all of the characters bring different roles and talents to the show. My daughter would be able to find one to identify with, whether it's shy and kind Fluttershy, Loud and Enthusiastic Pinkie Pie, Outgoing Competitive Rainbow Dash, Hardworking and Family Oriented Apple Jack, Schoolatically Inclined and OCD Twilight and Fashionable but Generous Rarity. From diamonds to tomboy - this show as a variety of role models for any girls personality. And what's even better is it teaches our daughters that whatever their personality, they can have friends of various personalities and backgrounds not merely those who share their own perefernces or backgrounds.
-There were a couple of spots where the audio was off sync with the video. I had to restart the video to get it to work right.
-The extra features are decent. With a coloring page section for your PC and a brief bio of the main characters. However the opening music scene restarted for every bio, which made watching them all at once, very annoying.
-The DVD menu music got old quick.
I think for a quick DVD release with four episodes, it's decent. But not as extra feature filled as we MLP fans want. I hope they come up with a Season 1 DVD set soon.
There are only 2 flaws with this dvd. 1, there is no 5.1 dual-audio, unlike the iTunes releases. 2, the coloring page is one that can be downloaded off the MLP website.
Even with these flaws, I still will give it 5 stars.
first off the price, at $9.99 your getting 5 episodes (6 if you count the bonus episode of pound puppies, a different series, that is included in the bonus features) so it's the price of buying the episodes on itunes (about $2 each episode) this dvd features the first two episodes (a 2-part episode that introduces the characters) along with three episodes that appear to have been selected solely due to the fact that they have trains in them (the insert inside the dvd case advertises a toy train with the ponies which is why I draw this conclusion) but that isn't to say that they're bad, in fact they're all great episodes (the whole show is amazing but I digress) for instance the episode over a barrel is about a group of ponies that plant an apple orchard on the traditional stampeding grounds of a group of buffalo, the two groups bicker which builds up to a large scale battle (involving apple pies mind you) the whole episode flows really well and it has both a lot of great laughs and a solid ending. one episode on this set is actually (in a weird way) controversial. see the series became very popular with older audiences for it's humor (there are references that no child will understand but an adult will completely get and jokes that children will get that parents might not) and one of those humorous bits was a pony named derpy hooves by the fans (it was a background pony that has one eye looking up while the other is looking down, it was originally a flub by an animator who thought the face was going to be obscurred and decided not to fix it but since then the amount of people who enjoyed the specific pony exploded to the point that in other episodes where the pony appeared (with correct eyes) they actually went back and "derped" them so that they matched the first episode. it was an interesting instance of where the creators of the show were interacting with the fans. as the show grew bigger and reached an even wider audience the episode the last roundup was released, in it derpy hooves is not only spoken of by name (shortened to Derpy) but she actually has a speaking role with a slightly in-effeminate voice. fans were overjoyed that the character had been portrayed not only as they had expected her to but voiced in a similar way. the problem was that a very small minority of people felt that the character was portrayed as retarded and that it was insulting the mentally disabled. (though to be clear while derp was originally a rude gesture towards the mentally disabled, it has since become almost unknown to that meaning, instead meaning clumsy or ditzy (for instance if you were to bump into a door you'd say derp, at your own clumsiness, it's not a derogatory word anymore, instead just being the new "butterfingers") the episode was edited to remove her name, fix her eyes, and change her voice to a more feminine one for the itunes release but this dvd version still contains the unedited original. personally I prefer the original but it might be different for someone with a disabled child or with a different background so I thought I'd mention it.
the bonus features are also quite good, there's an extended opening sing-a-long video, profile videos for all the ponies, a printable coloring page, and a bonus episode of the new pound puppies tv show.
all in all this is a great set, it's not overly expensive and contains a decent amount of content, and the show itself is quite fun and can be watched over and over without feeling stale.