My Little Pony – Twinkle Wish Adventure (Shout! Factory DVD)
Sound: C Extras: C Main Program: B-
All the ponies are looking forward to the Winter Wishes
Festival, each year a magical Star grants the every pony a single wish. All the ponies are excited and whoever makes
the best decoration for the ever-forever green tree gets to put the Wishing
Star on the tree. But after an accident
the Wishing Star is taken by passing by dragon, now it is up to the ponies to
get it back in time for the festival, along the way they learn meaning of
friendship is and why wishes aren't made alone in My Little Pony – Twinkle Wish Adventure.
A very cute cartoon from the past with new ponies and modern animation, Shout!
Factory continues their rollout of Hasbro-related programming. Each different pony has a special talent in
which their names are similarly named for. Most of the show centers on the town of Ponyville, other than the
main character/ponies miscellaneous ponies are stereotypical generic ponies
marking whatever task they do. While
there are no real bad guys or evil villains, the show focuses more on everyday
relationships between the ponies, the meaning of friends, sharing, caring and
other similar themes.
A girls drama cartoon for young children with magical, multicolor, flowery,
talking ponies, one does wonder where are the boy ponies, if there were boy
ponies would it appeal to more male audience? Once a popular toy merchandise of toy ponies
with brushable multicolored hair and cute stickers, much like the Care Bears, they’re back. This is good for children who like song and
dance, and magical creatures. Extras
include 6 Sing-A-Long songs, a Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival prequel,
Elefun and Friends short and various downloadable pony activities/games.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is softer than
a new CG production would be at its best and the color is limited to be like
the toys. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
is does not offer much more and is flat and plain; maybe lower to be soft and
child-safe for children, but nothing spectacular.
- Nicholas Sheffo