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My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (2006) – His Review August 15, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Movies.

Possibly the best live-action adaptaion of an animated series everDir. Victor Dal Chele
Starring Janyse Jaud, Tabitha St. Germain, Britt McKillip etc.,
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With many classic book, game, and comics franchises becoming grand cinema nowadays, it’s hard to keep up. One such many probably have missed is My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade, which is now available on DVD. It is an animated feature, but it’s really hard to tell – the level to which the artists take the classic technicolor pony artwork is beyond real.

We follow the lives and endeavours of a group of charismatic characters, all ponies, who struggle to find individuality and purpose in a time of great distress. In the mystical realm of Ponyville, dark forces threaten the future of the summer festival “The Princess Promenade”, as Wysteria suddenly and unwillingly finds herself occupying the the long since empty throne – as princess. It is up to a most unlikely creature, tiny Zipzee, to call her sisters to arms against the evil of bad color coordination.

This film borrows cues from many recent phenomena, but it is more than the sum of it’s parts. You will find the luscious cinematography of Hong Kong epic fantasy present in almost every outdoor frame, there are enough clever catchphrases to choke Adam Sandler, and the freestyle handheld camera moves bring Robert Rodriguez to mind. At some points, I should warn you, the combination of vivid colors and motion is dizzying. Like many blockbuster ensemble pieces there are enough characters here to give everyone someone to identify with, especially if you like planting flowers, adore the color pink, or say “darling” a lot.

There’s little more to add without spoiling too much of the movie, but I can add that on the DVD you not only get this movie – you also get a bonus movie which delves deeper into the backgrounds and mindsets of our main protagonists. Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fans: see miss it at your own peril! And besides, this movie has more ponies than all of those movies combined!

This is His review, you can read Her review here

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